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.

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

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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

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Recent News

Why We Stand Against Hate and Injustice for All Races

Why We Stand Against Hate and Injustice for All Races

As we leave the month that we celebrate the life and historical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and enter Black History Month, hate-related tragedies involving beatings, death, violence, hatred, and other injustices conducted by citizens and law enforcement continue...

Takar Smith, Keenan Anderson & Oscar Sanchez Deserved Better

Takar Smith, Keenan Anderson & Oscar Sanchez Deserved Better

In this first month of 2023, the Los Angeles Police Department killed three (3) men – Takar Smith, Keenan Anderson, and Oscar Sanchez. Each of these men was struggling with mental health issues, and their outcomes could have been much different if mental health...

MLK was a Force for Change in Education and Workforce Development

MLK was a Force for Change in Education and Workforce Development

This Monday, January 16, we will again celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights and social justice champion in the US and beyond. The outstanding work of Rev. Dr. King transformed society for the better and continues to...

Unbought and Unbossed: Remembering Shirley Chisholm 

Unbought and Unbossed: Remembering Shirley Chisholm 

I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am Black and proud. I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that. I am not the candidate of any political bosses or fat cats or special...

The Significance of December 6 in American History

The Significance of December 6 in American History

On December 6, the citizens of Georgia will head to the polls to decide who will represent them in the United States Senate. While this date is significant for selecting a person to represent the state of Georgia in the United States Senate, it is also an important...

Garrett Morgan’s Impact on Modern America

Garrett Morgan’s Impact on Modern America

Sunday, November 20, will mark the 99th anniversary of the date the US Patent Office awarded Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal, one of many inventions that changed how we all live our daily lives. Garrett Morgan...

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