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We believe that underrepresented New Yorker should have access to candidates to ascertain where their strengths, and weaknesses, lie. 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. Often together with community partners, we have ushered many top legislators into office because of well-informed open forums that allow our constituents to build a profile on a candidate, understand how they fit the needs of the community and what they can bring to the table. private round table discussion.

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2022 NYUL Team

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Ward Corbett

NYUL Board Chair

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Bryant Fields

NYUL Board Member


Casey Wagner


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Raghu Hariharan

Digital Creator

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Mary Rice-Boothe, Ed.D.

Educator & Advocate

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Corporate Diversity Champion


Supplier Diversity Champion


Philanthropy Diversity Champion


Leadership Diversity Champion

Romola Ratnam, Endeavor

Rising Star

Tara Ataya, Hootsuite

Rising Star

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Hours of service donated

this year by the Young Professionals


Earned from job placement opportunities


Students in the NYUL programs choose STEAM related careers

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Impact through
Educational Initiatives

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New York students have directly been impacted by our Absolute Success College Access Program (ASCAP) programs


The African American achievement gap makes the path to college less likely in underserved communities.

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Students in attendance


On site admissions


Total scholarship amount offered

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Impact through
Employment Initiatives

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Total wages earned for all placements


Average annual salary

90 day

Retention rate of 86%

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Careers in healthcare with locals


Harlem residents recruited


Completed qualifying training for referral


Residents employed enjoying full union benefits

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Impact through

empowerment initiatives

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Residents given access to technology and classes at our technology center


Participants received financial literacy and capability workshops

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Hours of service donated this past year



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Impact through Advocacy

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Projects funded since 2014


Nonprofits supported by NYUL in 2019


Funds dedicated to building infrastructure of nonprofits since inception

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NYUL Black History Month

Events Recap

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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

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Join Week 2023

This year's theme is One Mission, One Movement. 

Find your tribe with @nulyp​ movement across the country. We are called to serve and empowered to lead. 

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