Connect with our Programs and Staff

During the Coronavirus crisis the Urban League is continuing to deliver all of its programs and services to serve you.

Our Team is here to support you to achieve your goals. Based on your current program enrollment or based on your needs if you are new to the League, please review the program list below and contact one of our Team members who will be pleased to support you:

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Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)

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Workforce, Education and Training Programs

o   Atlanta Housing: Pathways to Empowerment
Supports clients of Atlanta Housing to earn a GED or post-secondary credentials, explore careers, build career readiness skills, access occupational training in high demand fields, secure employment, gain money management skills, credit counseling and supportive services.

o   New Beginnings: Adult Reentry & Transitional Services Supports returning citizens to gain access to high demand occupational skills credentials, career readiness skills, employment, gain money management skills, credit counseling and supportive services.

TechHire
Supports individuals to gain access to IT credentials and employment.

Computer Internet Essentials
Offers computer skills training courses from introduction to computers to Microsoft Programs training. Eligible participants also have access to free internet services from Comcast for the next 60 days. Please contact:

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Homeownership & Wealth Building

First-Time Homebuyer Workshops Workshop for prospective homebuyers to learn the home purchase process from a variety of experts including mortgage lenders, realtors, inspectors, credit counselors, closing attorneys, insurance providers and more.

o   Atlanta Housing Five Star Tenant Program
This financial literacy training and coaching program supports Atlanta Housing residents by Atlanta Housing referral only to gain money management skills, create a household budget, access credit counseling, debt reduction and savings plans and more.

Pre-Purchase & Foreclosure Intervention Counseling
Offers computer skills training courses from introduction to computers to Microsoft Programs training. Eligible participants also have access to free internet services from Comcast for the next 60 days. Please contact:

• Pre-Purchase Counseling – supports prospective homebuyers to prepare for purchase including household budgeting, debt reduction, savings plans, credit counseling and more.

• Foreclosure Intervention – are you struggling to make your mortgage payment or facing foreclosure due to lost employment, changes in income, illness or other circumstances, we can help.

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The Entrepreneurship Center

Supports aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to launch and grow a small business enterprise through training and coaching resources.

Start Up Accelerator 
6 week program that meets weekly on Tuesday evenings and covers the fundamentals of starting and launching a small business. Program offers classroom instruction by small business experts and entrepreneurs and access to one to one coaching to support the development of a business plan and growth of your business.

Strategic Growth Accelerator 
8 week program that meets weekly on Thursday evenings and covers advanced topics to support the growth and expansion of an existing small business. Program offers classroom instruction by experienced small business experts and entrepreneurs, access to one to one coaching to support the development of a business plan and growth of your business.

o   DeKalb Microenterprise Program
ULGA operates the Start Up Accelerator and Strategic Growth Accelerator for DeKalb County based businesses and entrepreneurs.

DeKalb Microenterprise Program
Offers the Start-Up Accelerator in Spanish for DeKalb County based entrepreneurs and small businesses.

City of Atlanta Microenterprise Program
ULGA operates the Start Up Accelerator and Strategic Growth Accelerator for City of Atlanta based microenterprises and entrepreneurs.

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Youth & Young Adult Programs

The ULGA Youth & Young Adult Services Division supports high school youth and out of school older youth to tap into their talents and achieve their highest potential.

• Project Ready: A College and Career Access Program for High School Students Project Ready is an in-school college and career readiness program that operates at Booker T. Washington High School and Benjamin E. Mays High School that supports students to graduate on time ready for college, careers and life. College is broadly defined and includes all available options based on the student’s career goals. The program offers academic enrichment, career exploration, college and career readiness, an individual education and career plan, college tours and community service.

• Urban Youth Empowerment Program @ Promise Westside
UYEP @ Promise Westside supports 16 – 24 year olds who live on the City of Atlanta’s Westside, to earn a GED, explore high demand careers, gain life and career readiness skills, employment and community service. The @ Promise Center is a collaboration with the Atlanta Police Foundation, Chris 180, Boys and Girls Clubs, Raising Expectations and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

• YouthBuild YouthBuild supports out of school 16-24 year olds to earn a GED and/or a Construction Worker Certification (for those with a high school diploma) and to gain hands on work experience, life and career readiness skills.

• Young Fathers Program 
The Young Fathers Program supports 18-24 year old fathers with connections to the justice system, to gain parenting and career readiness skills, coaching, career exploration, connections to occupational skills training in high demand fields and supportive services.

Race2Read Challenge
The Race2Read Challenge supports Atlanta Public Schools and community-wide literacy proficiency goals. Race2Read encourages students, schools, parents, businesses and the community to read daily, collectively achieving 10-million reading minutes for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit race2read.org to sign up and start logging your minutes today.
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Civic Engagement and Advocacy

The ULGA Youth & Young Adult Services Division supports high school youth and out of school older youth to tap into their talents and achieve their highest potential.

Civic Engagement – John Moye
Voter registration, voter education and community forums on topics that impact African American and low income communities.

Education Equity – Patrice Barlow
Parent Advocacy training, collaboration with minority and civil rights education advocacy, hosting of Education Equity Day at the Capitol and other activities that advocate for a quality and equitable education for African American and all students.

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