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For Immediate Release

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer Awards New York Urban League with $380,000 Capital Funding




July 7, 2016

Contact:  Joshua Crespo

212-926-8000 ext. 145



Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer Awards New York Urban League with $380,000 Capital Funding


New York, New York (July 7, 2016) – The New York Urban League (NYUL) is pleased to announce its approval for a grant of for $380,000 from the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, for Economic Development. These funds will support upgrades at the 136th Street office.


The goals of the project are to renovate the 2nd floor program space provide special spaces for activity space for classroom based programs, counseling services and workforce development programs.  The project will also convert former administrative spaces and renovate it to provide additional capacity building and technical assistance to small community-based nonprofit organizations in addition to updating the current heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to provide a comfortable environment to for all partakers of the NYUL workforce development, education, and technology services.


“These vital capital dollars will help make the space at NYUL available for more members of the community to learn STEM, improve computer skills, refine job seeking skills and connect to the legacy of the New York Urban League,” states William D. Holiber, Chairman, New York Urban League Board of Directors; President and CEO, New York Daily News.


Arva R. Rice, President and CEO, New York Urban League would like to express gratitude to the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and their commitment to making sure people of color are engaged in the technology revolution that is transforming our city.







NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE was founded in 1919 and is one of 98 affiliates of the National Urban League. The mission of NYUL is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy. Headquartered in Harlem, NYUL serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. Each year we connect with over 8,000 residents providing direct service in the areas of employment, education and empowerment through financial literacy and access to technology. Through education, the NYUL ensures that families have access to quality educational services that lead to academic achievement, develop students who are competitive college applicants, and instills career and entrepreneurial aspirations that prepare students for 21st century careers in growing industries. Employment and Career Services prepares unemployed residents for entry and re-entry into a highly competitive job market through job readiness workshops, skill training and placement service. Visit for more information about the New York Urban League and its programs.


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