Welcome to the New York Urban League family. I am honored to serve as Board Chair of this legacy organization that will soon celebrate 100 years of providing education and employment services to New Yorkers. In this capacity, I work with the organizations most dedicated volunteers – our board – to identify people and partners to help us achieve our goals in the below key areas.
- Education – Making sure the technology job market represent people of color through our STEM program. Middle and high school students now have the tools needed to be successful in coding and technology, as well as the opportunity to have assistance with college through our Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship funds.
- Employment – Our Workforce program helps the unemployed, as well as the underemployed gain skills they need in the job market through are retail certification programs, resume building training and employment fairs.
- Civil Rights – We fight to make sure every underprivileged communities have equal opportunities, regardless of income, race, or any other social injustice before them.
- Preparing the Next Generation – Over 300 Young Professionals annually volunteer over 15,000 service hours to our affiliate serving as role models to our scholarship winners and developing their own leadership skills.
The website you are reading today is a result of one of our partnerships with the talented design team at Deutsch Inc. In the pages that follow you will read the stories of youth and adults whose lives have been positively impacted by the New York Urban League. In the months to come we will invite you to share your stories of engagement with the New York Urban League in social media and the programmatic and fundraising events we host every year.
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Chairman, New York Urban League Board of Director