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Thank You

For Your Support of the New York Urban League as we celebrate our Centennial.

For 100 years we have been dedicated to advancing economic growth and empowerment, equality, and social justice for New York’s most vulnerable African Americans. When the League was founded in 1919 by interracial New Yorkers, their goal was to provide employment and connections for African Americans who had very few resources. Under the leadership of James H. Hubert, the first Executive Director, and Miss Elizabeth Walton, the first Board President, the foundation was set for the challenges and growth that our organization would experience as our impact and outreach evolved over the decades.


100 years of impact and service