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

Remembering a Legend – Pharoah Sanders

Remembering a Legend – Pharoah Sanders

This past week, Pharoah Sanders, the jazz saxophonist who ushered in a new era of spiritual and avant-garde jazz, passed away at 81. Pharoah Sanders was more than a saxophonist; he was a distinguished professor of life, and his course material was jazz. His goal was...

Your Vote. Your Voice.

Your Vote. Your Voice.

The 2020 presidential and 2018 midterm elections marked the highest voter turnout in over a century. Californians had good reason to make their voices heard; this year is no exception. This November 8, Angelenos will head to the polls to vote on several important...

Vote YES on Proposition LH

Vote YES on Proposition LH

In 1949, Congress passed the Federal Housing Act of 1949, which banned explicit racial segregation in public housing nationwide. Following the passage of this legislation, a housing authority in Eureka, CA, sought federal money to build low-income housing. However,...

United Together – Black & Jewish Relations

United Together – Black & Jewish Relations

In May 1946, Albert Einstein defied the prevailing racial climate to visit Lincoln University, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, the first degree-granting black college in the United States. During his visit, Einstein spoke on the dreadful State of race relations...

Taking Flight in Honor of Bessie Coleman

Taking Flight in Honor of Bessie Coleman

On August 8, American Airlines operated a flight from Dallas to Phoenix with an all-black female flight crew in honor of the aviation trailblazer, Bessie Coleman, the first Black and Native American woman in the world to earn a pilot's license.  From the pilots and...

Black and Brown Unity is Needed

Black and Brown Unity is Needed

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that two of California's most significant cases of racial bias brought by the federal government in the last decade alleged widespread abuse of hundreds of Black employees at warehouses in the Inland Empire. For many of these...

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