Los Angeles Urban League

Los Angeles Urban League

Los Angeles Urban League is a civil rights organization dedicated to cultivating economic opportunity and access for the city's African American community, among other diverse communities in the LA region.

Pursuing Social and Economic Parity

Los Angeles Urban League

In 1921, the Tuskegee Industrial Welfare League was formed in an effort to empower African Americans in Los Angeles and advocate for social and economic change. Several months after its creation, the organization merged with the National Urban League to form the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL). LAUL offers diverse programs focused on advocacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce development in Los Angeles' African American community as well as other diverse communities. Programs include, the Construction Career Academy which lasts eight weeks, trains participants for career pathways into construction, and prepares them to pass a union trade entry exam. Biz Camp is a three-week, free summer program that encourages youth to become entrepreneurs. LAUL's two-day intensive Entrepreneurship Workshop invites speakers from prominent and successful companies to offer advice and mentorship to participants. These critical programs seek to empower community members and advocate for social and economic equity.

GRoW Support

2019

Event - 46th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner

General Operating Support

2018

Event - 45th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner

General Operating Support