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February 25, 2021
GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE LAUNCHES EQUITY SUMMIT ON MARCH 11
Organization Announces Major Effort to Address Systemic Issues Plaguing Metropolitan DC Communities in 2021
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and an already growing wealth divide combined with 2020 activism, the presidential election and now January’s violent insurrection at the Capitol resulted in a precipice of violence that threatens all Americans.
To assist, the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) — a leading nonprofit civil rights and community service organization powering Washington, D.C. metropolitan area residents into self-sufficiency for more than…
For 82 years, the Greater Washington Urban League, a historic civil rights organization and affiliate of the 110-year-old National Urban League, has been providing vital services and fighting for Blacks in the Washington metropolitan area since 1938. We are proud to continue to be serving, fighting for and giving voice to families and individuals.
The events of the past several months have revived demands for action on systemic racism and police reform, igniting a renewed passion for change. The convergence of two pivotal events, the coronavirus pandemic and the senseless murder of George Floyd, has led us to this seminal…
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REPRESENTING A HALF-CENTURY OF LEGENDARY LEADERSHIP, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENTS ARE UNITED AGAINST INEQUALITY AND RACISM
NEW YORK (June 4, 2020) — Former National Urban League leaders Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., John E. Jacob and Hugh B. Price, along with current President and CEO Marc H. Morial, have released the following joint statement:
“We represent a half-century of legendary leadership to this nation in our consecutive roles at the helm of the National Urban League. …
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December 3, 2019
GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE LAUNCHES D.C. CENSUS CENTER
Organization Rolls Out Major Effort to Count “Hard-to-Reach” District of Columbia Residents in 2020
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) — a leading nonprofit civil rights and community service organization guiding Washington, D.C. metropolitan area residents into self-sufficiency for more than 80 years — announced the launch of its ambitious Census Center. The effort was created as a result of a partnership with the District of Columbia Mayor’s Complete Count Committee and as part of an urgent bid by community leaders to…
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Saddened by the very sudden and untimely passing of the legendary civil rights advocate, urban empowerment icon and Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland, the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) expressed condolences to his family and constituents. The League, a leading nonprofit community service organization guiding Washington, D.C. metropolitan area residents into self-sufficiency for 80 years, also announced an extended period of prayer and observance as the Congressman lies in state at the U.S. Capitol this week. …
Greater Washington Urban League Auxiliary Holds Technology and Policy Summit; Experts and Elected Officials Offer Insights
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Thursday Network (TN), the young professional auxiliary of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), recently held its Second Annual Hackathon as part of an ongoing conversation project on integrating civic engagement and technology. Recaps of the event can be found on social media at #UNHackTheVote2018, as well as continuing discussion on subjects discussed there. The event took place at Mapbox’s DC headquarters.
The summit, which was sponsored by Mapbox and the Greater Washington Urban League, encouraged local middle school and high…
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Greater Washington Urban League partner for Broadcasted and Interactive Health Policy session in Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) announced that it was convening an interactive evidence-based discussion on mental health issues in the African American community as a key Health Policy Session at the 48th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 1–3pm. The session, “Identifying and Implementing Effective Mental Health Strategies in the African American Community.” The…
Greater Washington Urban League and partners present interactive activities on mental health, financial literacy, college planning
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL or “The League”) will present a series of free educational and interactive workshops with community partners at its upcoming 6th Annual Health & Wellness Back 2 School Festival. The event is Saturday, August 18th, 10am — 3pm at the Columbia Heights Community Center at 1480 Girard St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Continuing the League’s 80-year advocacy for life-long education, these workshops will explore and inform attendees on mental health awareness, financial literacy, and post-secondary education. Financial…
In Its Historic 80th Year, Organization Plans Major Activities at Affordable Housing Event as Community Partner
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) — a leading nonprofit community service organization guiding Washington, D.C. metropolitan area residents into self-sufficiency for 80 years — announced its continued participation in the upcoming 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show taking place at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10am — 3pm. Each year, the District of Columbia’s largest event highlighting affordable housing and community development issues presents numerous interactive activities, useful workshops, forums and resources…
24 Hours of Support for Washington, D.C.-area College Students in Need
It’s that wonderful time of year again. Thousands of young people with dreams are graduating from high schools. Families and communities all over the region rejoice in celebration over one road successfully traveled and hopes of another road opening towards a better life. That theme of academic achievement resonates in a particularly special way for the Washington, D.C.-area’s most vulnerable and underrepresented communities.
But soon after graduation ceremonies, the cap-and-gown excitement wears off. Many area students are soon faced with the discouraging reality of rising college costs…