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

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

Recent News

Justice is Served

Justice is Served

This week, the Glynn County court found Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of the felony murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The verdict gave the Arbery family, Glynn County, the State of Georgia, the United States, and the world a just...

Prosecutors Need to Take Another Look at Excessive Prison Sentences

Prosecutors Need to Take Another Look at Excessive Prison Sentences

California houses the second largest prison population in the United States behind Texas and the largest population of people serving long-term sentences. Due to decades of tough-on-crime policies from over-zealous politicians, some of these long-term sentences are...

Racism Impacts Premature Birth Rates

Racism Impacts Premature Birth Rates

According to a recent study by the March of Dimes, in the United States, African American women have a higher rate of infant and maternal mortality than other women regardless of socioeconomic status.  In addition, a higher percentage of African American women...

Cal Grants Need Reform

Cal Grants Need Reform

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Urban League joined a broad coalition of student-led advocacy groups, California Community Colleges, higher education stakeholders, and the business community to call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the Cal Grant Reform Act into law....

LAUL Entrepreneurship Center Gets Investment From Wells Fargo Bank

LAUL Entrepreneurship Center Gets Investment From Wells Fargo Bank

This past Wednesday, the Los Angeles Urban League and Wells Fargo Bank held a joint press conference to announce Wells Fargo's grant of one million dollars to support the Los Angeles Urban League's Entrepreneurship Center and general operations.  In the words of Los...

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...

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