The powers that be aren’t held accountable for
the health of a community if no one’s going to
bat for the people in said community.
From protecting our youth against the school-to-prison pipeline, to ensuring voter engagement in our communities, these are the ways advocacy plays a role in our mission:
Sponsoring reports like State of Black New York to shine a light on key issues
Coming together with thought leaders, elected officials and residents to collectively strategize on initiatives that improve education and economic outcomes.
Offering training and capacity building assistance to non-profits across the city.
Informing residents about the importance of voting and how and where to register and vote.
Hosting open discussions on pressing issues in the community.
Level-Setting through Advocacy
Town Hall Meeting and Roundtable Discussions
The New York Urban League brings together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose ambitious actions are changing the state of New York.
Advocacy through Leadership
Elected Official and Policy Advocates
Bi-Annually, NYUL convenes thought leaders, advocates, elected officials and residents to collective strategize on initiatives and policies that improve education and economic outcomes.
Advocacy through Policy and Participation
The New York Urban League established a “Meet the Candidates” platform to provide our community the opportunity to see the areas top Legislative candidates in town hall and roundtable discussion across boroughs.
In agreement with the National Urban League, New York Urban League has pioneered efforts, in New York City, to bridge economic disparities through the development of programs, public policy, research, and advocacy.
Advocacy for Education
Advocacy for Stabilization
Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF)
In partnership with the Hispanic Federation, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, New York Urban League and Asian American Federation formed an alliance, along with the Black Agency Executives, to provide capacity-building support to Black, Latino, and Asian-led community-based organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs.