Los Angeles Urban League

For 100 years Los Angeles Urban League has served as a powerful advocate for African-Americans and other minorities by ensuring our communities have access to careers with living wages, opportunities to start and grow businesses, and clear pathways to personal and professional growth.

Our Story

Since 1921 Los Angeles Urban League has fought for African Americans and other underutilized communities.

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News

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Backstage Careers

Learn more about our 12 week online visual effects training program.

Construction Careers

Construction Careers Academy prepares students to take pass a union trade entry exam.

Biz Camp

Our popular Biz Camp educates and inspires teens to turn their ideas into a business through entrepreneurship.

Events

Due to the pandemic our events are limited to online participation. Check back for more information.

Recent News

Addressing Our Homeless Crisis

Addressing Our Homeless Crisis

This past Monday, I had the honor of celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the leadership of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and its affiliate, the Healthy Housing Foundation (HHF), and several other community leaders at the...

The Violence That Took Officer Arroyos Must Stop

The Violence That Took Officer Arroyos Must Stop

Today, the Los Angeles Urban League is asking everyone to take a moment to silently mourn the death of Office Fernando Arroyos of the Los Angeles Police Department. On Monday evening of this week, 27-year-old Fernando Arroyos and his girlfriend were house-hunting in...

New Year. New Policing Laws.

New Year. New Policing Laws.

This new year brings new policing laws and an unfortunate number of instances that deepen the need for a systemic change in how our police interact with the citizens they have sworn to serve. Last year, California passed the following laws related to policing, which...

2021 A Year in Review

2021 A Year in Review

This past year, we began celebrating our 100 years of service in Los Angeles by renewing our promise and commitment to do all that we can to increase the economic, educational, and supportive services opportunities available to the brothers and sisters in the...

Invest in Programs Not Prisons

Invest in Programs Not Prisons

The United States imprisons more of its population than any other country, and California leads the nation in the number of juveniles kept behind bars. While juvenile incarceration in California has been trending down for decades, the grossly disproportionate rate of...

Recognizing Ellen Garrison Clark

Recognizing Ellen Garrison Clark

This December marks 129 years since the passing of Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black anti-slavery activist, civil rights advocate, and educator. Ms. Ellen Garrison Clark was born free in Concord, Mass., on April 24, 1823, owned by no one. She used her position to travel...

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