STATE OF BLACK AMERICA TOWN HALL TO AIR ON MAY 31 at 8/7 PM CST

Broadcast to Highlight Urban League of Louisiana’s Successful Reentry Program
The National Urban League’s State of Black America® is one of the country’s most respected and anticipated reports on racial equality and justice. Now, in its 41st year, TV One is taking it primetime in an exclusive 2-hour special –the National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall, airing on May 31 at 8/7c.
 

Hosted by Roland Martin and taped before a live audience at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., this groundbreaking event brings together some of our nation’s greatest thought leaders, journalists and public figures for a powerful and honest dialogue about what the latest State of Black America report reveals, and the future of urban America.

 

During this broadcast, the Urban League of Louisiana’s (ULLA) Re-entry Program will be highlighted.  Currently, the Urban League operates two reentry programs that are meeting the critical need for basic education, workforce fundamentals, and job skills training required to prepare older youth and adult populations from marginalized communities for success in a knowledge-based economy, particularly the provision of training for high demand, high wage jobs.
The Training to Work 3 program is in its fifth year of operation at the Urban League and it focuses on training returning citizens by creating pathways for them to earn industry-recognized credentials, gain valuable work experience, education, workforce readiness skills, and other related supports.
The Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) RISE assists court-involved youth ages 14-24 in reducing their risk of recidivism and increasing their access to employment paying a livable wage.  ULLA has operated a UYEP program since 2013. Over the past four years these programs have assisted over 220 individuals with workforce opportunities.
Tune in on Wednesday, May 31 to watch this groundbreaking event.
 
 
STATE OF BLACK AMERICA TOWN HALL
STATE OF BLACK AMERICA TOWN HALL