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NYUL Black History Month Events

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State of Black New York Lunch & Learn with NYUL President & CEO Arva Rice  – Anytime month of February

Host NYUL CEO Arva Rice for a Lunch and Learn or Fireside Chat about the The State of Black New York” report.  The New York Urban League’s 2020 “The State of Black New York” report utilizes data from the National Urban League’s Equality Index™, Robin Hood & Columbia University’s Poverty and Early Childhood Poverty Trackers, and key citywide data to highlight disparities among Black New Yorkers and propose solutions across our national program areas:  Economics, Education, Digital Divide, Civic Engagement, Social (Criminal) Justice, and Health.

Young Professionals Join Week – February 7-14th

Are you 21-40 years of age and looking for a way to give back to your community, build your network and connect with other like-minded New Yorkers, join the New York Urban League Young Professionals for Join Week.

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Black Business Matters - Application Due February 13th 

The New York Urban League Small Business Solutions Center will host an exciting business plan writing program for entrepreneurs.  Over 10 weeks the group will take a deep dive into strategy, marketing financials, the competitive landscape and more.  Guest speakers will share their expertise in human resources, general business law and small business accounting.  Participants will also receive one-on-one support and be partnered into peer learning circles.

 Diversity and its Critical Role in DEI Strategy session – February 15th  

A key element of a robust diversity, equity and inclusion strategy involves staffing, recruitment and retention.  Another key element is implementation of a supplier diversity program.  Learn how to create, implement a expand your program at this session.  This workshop is being provided by our newly launched Diversity & Inclusion Lab an incubator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Recruitment and Best workplace practices.


Speed Resume Review - February 23rd

Job seekers are invited to bring their resumes of LinkedIn pages for a review by human resources professionals, recruiters, and talent managers.  These professionals will provide one-on-review and immediate feedback.  All guests will also be invited to network and join NYULConnect - NYUL's interactive portal that connects jobs seekers and employers.  

 NYUL Day – February 24th 

Celebrate Black History Month by sporting NYUL gear and posting on social media the importance of Black History Month as well as your connection to the New York Urban League.  T-shirts,  sweatshirts and other NYUL gear with our special “Afro Girl or Boy” are available with other items at our NYUL store at   

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NYUL Virtual Open House – February 24th

For more information or to join our effort, contact Claude Aska, Director of Development at or visit

Black History Month: Programs
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