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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In April of 2014 doctors diagnosed my sister with stage three breast cancer. She was only 31 years old at the time and had just left her job in banking to start her own business. Luckily for our family, California had recently expanded Medicaid coverage to include the...

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 8, President Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This federal holiday celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Although the...

Righting the Wrong of Bruce’s Beach

Righting the Wrong of Bruce’s Beach

In 1912, Willa Bruce purchased two lots of land along what is known as the Strand in Manhattan Beach. It was here that Willa and Charles Bruce would run their lodge, cafe, and dance hall. A destination of enjoyment for Black families on the coast. The Bruce Family had...

Supporting Our Youth Through Project Ready

Supporting Our Youth Through Project Ready

In 2008, the National Urban League founded a program known as "Project Ready," which prepares African Americans and other historically underserved youth in grades 6 -12 for college and careers. The National Urban League executes this program through our network of...

LA Votes to Protect our Communities and Phase Out Oil Drilling

LA Votes to Protect our Communities and Phase Out Oil Drilling

Last week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion brought by Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Keuhl to phase out oil drilling in Los Angeles, including the African American communities of Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, and View...

National Black Voter Registration Day

National Black Voter Registration Day

Today, September 17, 2021, is National Black Voter Registration Day. The Los Angeles Urban League and the National Urban League celebrate National Black Voter Registration Day in partnership with BET and more than 40 other social justice organizations.  With the...

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