Message From the President
While the national unemployment rate ranked at 6.2 Percent in August 2014, Georgia’s unemployment rate came in at 8.1 – the 2nd highest in our Nation. And for black residents of Georgia, that stands at 15.8 percent – double the rate for the State and growing. Our fellow Georgians deserve our help, and the ULGA’s Workforce Development Programs offer a pathway for individuals to achieve their highest human potential and are making a positive difference. Through education and training, job placement partnerships with companies, entrepreneurship guidance, financial literacy courses, and help to purchase a home or avoid foreclosure – the ULGA is putting Georgians back to work and helping them stabilize their lives and position to move up the economic ladder. This is the work of the Urban League and we believe in our community’s ability to advance and make positive change. Together with our partners we strive for a win/win formula for success. When people are empowered to elevate their economic standing the entire community benefits.
Economic empowerment — or the lack thereof — is a major, driving force behind nearly every problem and challenge ailing our families, our communities and our society as a whole. And that’s why we focus on economic empowerment for all!
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The Urban League has various ways you can become a member. Our auxilaries provide the perfect fit for you to plug into and empower yourself and your community. Click the organization titles to learn more about our each organization.
When the Urban League calls…The Guild Answers! The ULGA-Guild is the civic engagement and fundraising arm of the League. Connect and serve with Atlanta’s finest.
ULGA-YP is comprised of professionals under 40 across metro Atlanta who are dedicated to serving their local communities through social and community activism.