Your partnership — as a volunteer, contributor, mentor and donor – allows the Urban League to help people like Javon Gay
who lost his way as a teen but was determined to get on a positive path as a young adult. Learn more by checking out this video:http://youtu.be/ISJntvnNYBs
that tells Javon’s story along with three other young adults who are taking a new pathway to empowerment in their lives through our Youth Empowerment Programs.
Among the ULGATL’s accomplishments within the last fiscal year:
The Entrepreneurship Center helped small business firms to acquire $1.9 million in contracts and $520,000 in loans; 592 small business firms received management training and 297 received personal coaching.
Our Youth Empowerment Program supported 115 youth to earn 70 occupational skills credentials, 49 to secure employment, 15 to earn a GED and 88 to complete job readiness training and choose a career pathway.
Nearly 840 Step Up to Work adult participant upgraded their job readiness and computer skills; 311 were placed in unsubsidized jobs.
Approximately 640 potential homebuyers attended homebuyer workshops; 34families purchased homes with total value in excess of $4 million; and 22 families were assisted in negotiating loss mitigation plans to remain in their homes valued at$5.1 million.
Project Ready continued with 57 students in grades 9-12 at Benjamin E. Mays High School Eagles and Dorothy Height Academies (academic support, career exploration, college tours, job readiness and life skills); the 25 seniors graduated on time, 24 got accepted to college and earned $2,765,184 in college scholarships.