Thank You For Supporting Our Georgia Gives Day Mission!
Help Us Reach Our Goal of Raising $10,000
We are very grateful to the donors who chose to support The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s mission on GA Gives Day. You put us on the road to reaching our $10,000 fundraising goal – but we’re not there yet.
Please share this post and tell your friends and contacts that donations made throughout the month of November will count toward a matching gift amount for us.
Every dollar contributed to the ULGA supports efforts to level the playing field and give families and communities in metro Atlanta a chance to grow strong. Click here to donate!
Thank you for your partnership as we work diligently to “Empower our Communities and Change Lives”!
-Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO
What We Do
The Urban league of Greater Atlanta supports youth, adults and families to move up the economic ladder through jobs, education, home ownership, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. We partner with the public and private sectors to improve the quality of life for all in the Atlanta metropolitan region.
We meet people where they are with no negative judgement that could impede their success. We embrace our clients as family and work with them to reach their career, business and educational goals-that are the foundations to improving economic conditions that can boost them to the middle class.
|Watch This Inspiring Video of How The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Has Empowered These Young Men|
Why We Do Our Work
The Urban League is as vital today as it was at its founding as an equal opportunity organization more than 100 years ago. We have made progress but we still face stark inequities in our society. Black Americans lag behind our white counterparts in criminal justice, education, jobs, financial stability, housing, voting rights, small business development and more. We are closing this gap by supporting people to achieve their highest human potential and with your help we can do so much more!
Support from individuals like you makes this work possible. A strong workforce, businesses, empowered youth, stable and thriving communities benefit us all. Please select the Urban League of Greater Atlanta as your Georgia Gives Daypartner to help us “Empower Communities and Change Lives.”
ULGATL Success Stories
We are proud of the accomplishments that Urban League youth, adults and families are making each and every day as they embark on pathways to economic independence.
- Javon Gay – Young future pediatric dentist embarks on a new path
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.
- Muslimah Baldwin – Mobile Food Service Entrepreneur Expands
And entrepreneurs like Muslimah Baldwin who secured a loan to expand her hot dog stand business with advice and encouragement from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Entrepreneurship Center. Read more here
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.
Here’s How To Get Involved!
- Step 1: Visit the ULGATL GA Gives Day Webpage NOW to learn more about The Urban League of Greater Atlanta and what we do.
- Step 2: Make a donation of any amount. Remember the more you give the more lives we can change.
Step 3: Share with your friends and followers why you gave by clicking the share buttons on our profile page and be sure to use the #EmpowerATL hashtag and tag us in the post!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
[social icon=”facebook” url=”http://facebook.com/ulgatl”][social icon=”twitter” url=”http://twitter.com/ulgatl”]