Our Impact

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta “Empowers Communities and Changes Lives.” We meet people where they are and support them to embark on a pathway to success through access to education and job skills training, workforce opportunities, youth development, homeownership, adult reentry, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.

With a 100-year+ history of success, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta has partnered with clients, civic organizations, and the public and private sectors to unlock doors of opportunity for people of color and those living in low-income communities. We help men, women, youth, and families reach their goals through programs that focus on education and job skills training, workforce opportunities, youth development, homeownership, criminal justice reform and adult reentry, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and more. 

Behind the numbers

In fiscal year 2023, we touched the lives of thousands of people through the umbrella of our Financial Empowerment and Emergency Relief Center (FEERC), with a focus on five core pillars and emergency relief to help with food, rent, utilities, childcare, re-employment, etc.

Supported 300 Atlanta low-income families with $500 monthly for a year through guaranteed income. Provided 396 Metro Atlanta families with $1.9M in emergency rental, mortgage, utility, and food assistance to keep them stable and avoid homelessness.

Urban Tech trains adults in high demand IT credentials. In 2023, ULGA enrolled 52 trainees of which 33 have credentialed so far, and 26 secured full-time employment. The average salaries of trainees at the start of the program was $25,009 and the average income post program was $48K 

Served 204 high school students to engage in career exploration, college and career readiness; 10 graduated from high school with 100% being accepted to college and being offered $5M in college scholarships.  

Distributed $347K in small business grants to support 152 Black restaurateurs to build capacity and access capital. 

Conducted 10 first-time homebuyer workshops attended by 2K+ prospective homebuyers.

Conducted a Mock City Council for 60 Atlanta Public High school students in partnership with the Atlanta City Council and the Mayor’s Office to educate students on the civic and legislative process.

We are pleased to share the voices of clients who are pursuing their dreams with the guidance, support, and proven programs the Urban League has established over the years. We attribute much of our successes to the close partnerships we’ve built with corporate, civic, government, philanthropic, and faith and community organizations. Enjoy these snapshots of what coming to the League has meant in the lives of clients over the past year.  

Click here to learn more about our programs and services.  

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