Urban League of Louisiana

Established in 1938 as the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, the mission of the Urban League of Louisiana is to enable African-Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.  The Urban League recognizes the opportunity and responsibility facing the state of Louisiana. As such, the organization takes a broader consideration of both the value created in each life it touches and how it translates into rebuilding systems, infrastructure and the economy, all of which are keys to creating sustainable change and improving individual life chances.

Expanding the organizations footprint statewide to make an even greater greater impact, the Urban League of Louisiana remains at the forefront of poverty reduction efforts and initiatives to empower under-resourced communities. The strength of “The Movement” has been the identification of equality gaps between the majority and the African American community, which give rise to our ability to design and deliver vital programs and policy initiatives to help close the economic divide. Throughout our history, Urban League programs have been focused to ensure quality education and access to information, employment, entrepreneurial and economic inclusion opportunities, and shared dignity under the law. Urban League provides services to citizens through programs housed in three essential Centers of Excellence, which take a holistic approach.  They include: The Center of Education and Youth Development, the Center of Community and Economic Development, and the Center of Policy and Social Justice.