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The Urban League of Greater Atlanta mourns the loss of Diane Larché, PR maven and noted community and civic activist

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta joins the civic, business, political, entertainment, faith-based and civil rights communities in deeply mourning the death of Diane Larché, who for more than 15 years brought her media relations talent to the League and increased attention to our mission. Larché died on January 13, 2024, at age 65. We …

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Atlanta Urban League CEO: State of Black Georgia report tells a ‘tale of two states’ (Podcast)

Armed with its inaugural “State of Black Georgia” report, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, under the leadership of its president and CEO Nancy Flake Johnson, aims to make the Peach State more equitable for people of color. It has identified the historical factors fueling modern-day disparities, and ways to collaborate with community groups, lawmakers, …

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Success Story – Design Styles for Liv-N

THE STORY Company Name Designstyles For Liv-NWEBSITE: www.designstyles4livn.comBUSINESS OWNER Margaret LeePROGRAM(S) The Entrepreneurship Center THE STORYTHE BACKGROUND: After 2009 Financial Crash, I lost everything including my business. As a single parent, I had to rebuild my life. Years later I had to rebuild my health from breast cancer.THE CHALLENGE The challenge was not having enough …

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The Emergency Housing Assistance Program has re-opened to City of Atlanta residents

If you have an existing application and have received assistance, but are in need of additional funds, you will need to recertify by clicking here (re-certify your application link). Applications may take up to 30 days to be processed for payment. Under the current funding policy, an Applicant can receive up to 15 months of rent and/or utility …

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The Urban League of Greater Atlanta launches a FREE rideshare program to/from vaccine/health appointments.

NEED TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM VACCINE HEALTH APPOINTMENTS? The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, along with LISC/UBER Health can get you there at NO COST TO YOU. This is the best way to protect ourselves and others. This will also allow us to get back to all the wonderful things we like to do in life.  Contact the …

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Employment Opportunities with MARTA – MARTA’S CURRENT JOB LIST September 3, 2021

MARTA’S CURRENT JOB LIST September 3, 2021 Click below to download the opportunity list. MARTA Job Opportunities EMPLOYER PROFILE: MARTA is among the largest transit systems in the U.S. and North America that provides bus, rail and mobility services for the elderly and disabled. MARTA’S service population is 1.65 million in the City of Atlanta, …

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Where to apply for rental assistance

Residents of the 12 counties or cities below should apply through programs in their own jurisdictions. Georgia residents who do not live in any of the mentioned areas can apply through the state program. State of Georgia (excluding jurisdictions listed below): https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/ City of Atlanta: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/atlanta-covid-19-emergency-housing-assistance-program/ Augusta-Richmond County: https://www.uwcsra.org/covid19 Chatham County: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/OurCounty/EmergencyRental Cherokee County: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co Clayton County: https://relief.claytoncountyga.gov/project-reset-eviction-assistance/ Cobb County: https://www.cobbcounty.org/communications/info-center/cobbs-emergency-rental-assistance-era-program DeKalb …

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The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Celebrates Pride Day

In an interview with James Baldwin, originally published on June 26, 1984, and posted on June 22, 2018, the famed author envisions a time when it is unnecessary to label people based on their sexuality. Baldwin made it clear that he did not accept labels, and when asked what advice he would give to a …

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