What We Stand For

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


Basic jobs in underserved communities don’t ladder up to prosperous careers.


Businesses by and for people in the community aren’t being created as often as needed.


Communities become underserved when the rights of its citizens aren’t upheld and respected.



The African American achievement gap is one of the most important challenges our community faces today, and we need to disrupt it.




After-School Program

Provides wrap around services to keep 9th and 10th graders on track for graduation, college and careers.

Whitney M. Young, Jr Scholarship Program & Mentoring Program

Provides cash awards to 10 to 15 exceptional high school seniors.

STEAM Programs

Provides introduce students to careers in the technology industry.

HBCU Fair and Workshops

Provides undergrad college and high school students and their parents opportunities to meet college recruiters and attend workshops on financial aid, scholarships and college admissions.



The digital divide is only worsening job conditions in the communities we serve. Available jobs tend to be basic work that don’t ladder up to a worthwhile career.




The Career Preparation Institute

Helps unemployed/ underemployed individuals become job ready to take advantage of meaningful employment opportunities.

Small Business SOLUTIONS Center

Helps to respond to the critical needs of Black small business owners in NYC who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Diversity & Inclusion Lab

  • Where Chief Diversity Officers and others can collaborate, share best practices, and build a platform of diverse talent which corporate and public members of the Lab can draw from for their own talent searches.



The powers that be aren’t held  accountable for the health of a community if no one’s going to bat for the people in said community.




State of Black New York Report

Utilizes data from the National Urban League’s 2019 National Equality Index™ and Robin Hood Poverty and Early Childhood Poverty Trackers and key citywide data to highlight disparities among Black New Yorkers and proposes solutions across the organization’s program areas.

Young Professionals

Young Professionals Is a corps of 200 civic and business of the next generation who are trained by NYUL to provide 15,000 hours of community service throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF)

Capacity Building is conducted via the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF), which is a partnership among NYUL and local nonprofits and affinity groups to provide awards to Black, Latino, and Asian led community-based organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs