Financial empowerment &Emergency relief center
Ways We Are Helping
The Urban League has operated uninterrupted since March 16th on a telework basis. Here’s some examples of ways we are continuing to support our community to move up the economic ladder and advance their lives even in the midst of COVID 19:
Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic the Urban League has been open for business continuing to deliver services to our clients daily and offering new web-based services. Learn more about some of our most recent ways we are continuing to support our:
Emergency First Responders/Community Navigator Support
Emergency First Responders/Community Navigator Support – ULGA staﬀ are ﬁelding emergency calls from the community who have been impacted by COVID 19. Staﬀ are a trusted listening ear providing linkages and support to connect with economic resources such as unemployment beneﬁts, economic stimulus payments and small business loans and grants and emergency assistance for food, rent and utilities, health care and other resources.
ULGA oﬀers an occupational skills training program to prepare young adults for careers in the banking and ﬁnancial services industry. In the midst of the pandemic, ULGA transitioned BankWork$ from classroom instruction to an on-line webinar format without missing a class and hosted the Graduation Celebration on line via ZOOM. Our 12 BankWork$ graduates will participate in a “virtual career fair” and continue to apply for and be placed in open positions with our banking partners. If you are a bank or ﬁnancial institution that is still hiring, please contact us. For more information about BankWorK$ please contact Joseph Dillard at email@example.com.
Project Ready Mentor
Project Ready Mentor supports 45 high school students to graduate from high school on time ready for college, careers and life. Operating at Booker T. Washington and Benjamin E. Mays High Schools, Project Ready supports 9th – 12th graders with academic enrichment, career and college exploration, leadership and social development, college tours, behind the business tours and internships/employment. Project Ready continues to engage on line via ZOOM activities that include virtual college tours, leadership exercises, academic games and more. And Project Ready will host its ﬁrst Virtual Mentor/Mentee Match Party on Saturday, April 11th via ZOOM. For more information, please contact Shenika Cowart, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transitional Services & Adult Reentry Division
CDL Training On-Line Launched Monday, April 6th – The ULGA’s Transitional Services & Adult Reentry Division launched its ﬁrst on-line CDL Driver Training this week in partnership with Atlanta Technical College. The classroom portion of the course kicked oﬀ without a hitch (no pun intended – lol) using the ZOOM platform and our trainees were excited, vibrant, engaged and demonstrated retention of the material right from the start! They will have to defer the hands on driver portion of the training for now, but they will be ready! Drivers are still being hired at a livable wage of $21-$27 per hour. For more information, please contact Sam Fair, Program Manager at email@example.com.
First Time Homebuyer Workshop
The ULGA is a US Department of Housing and Urban Development Certiﬁed Housing Counseling Agency and we oﬀer full day workshops for ﬁrst time homebuyers to help them prepare for homeownership. On Saturday, March 28th the ULGA hosted its ﬁrst Homebuyers Workshop on-line via ZOOM and we had 55 participants who were engaged for the full day. Our banks and mortgage lenders, insurance companies, realtors, home inspectors and down payment assistance providers all participated via ZOOM and delivered valuable information and support to our attendees. All 55 earned a certiﬁcate that qualiﬁes them for down payment assistance if they are eligible. You can click here to listen to the webinar. For more information about our upcoming homebuyer workshops and scheduling one to one pre-and post-purchase counseling with a HUD Certiﬁed Housing Counselor, please contact Debb West at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways to Empowerment (P2E) Workforce Initiative
This program oﬀers individuals who are unemployed and underemployed the opportunity to explore careers, gain job soft skills, access employment and supportive services. If citizens are recently laid oﬀ due to COVID 19 or in the job market, our P2E team is here to support you through this ﬁnancial crisis. We oﬀer career readiness training, access to occupational skills training, ﬁnancial literacy classes and ﬁnancial and career coaching. P2E hosts orientations weekly. For more information, please contact Leah Pulliam, Sr. Empowerment Advocate at email@example.com.
Young Fathers Program
Supports young fathers 18-24 years of age who have had contact with the justice system, to gain parenting skills and access to education, training and employment. Orientations, parenting skills and career readiness training and coaching is oﬀered on-line. For more information on the next orientation, coaching and classes please contact Aaron Johnson, Career & Employment Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
ULGA is seeking 30 young fathers to sign up for this program by the end of August.
Transitional Services & Adult Reentry
Entrepreneurship Classes and Coaching for Small Businesses
Start Up and Strategic Growth Accelerator courses are oﬀered in English and Spanish the schedules can be accessed by clicking here. Small businesses may also get assistance with emergency small business loan applications and coaching to help with challenges associated with COVID 19 and start up and growth opportunities. Click here for the TEC training calendar and click here to schedule a coaching session with one of our experts.
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