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 Empowering African American and other underserved communities on Long Island since 1974. Advocating to secure a first-class education, economic self reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs and services.

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Urban League Of Long Island, InC.

With approximately eight million residents, Long Island is home to world-class research, medical, and academic institutions that are fueling a new innovation economy. Despite the region achievements, the American dream that Long Island was built to fulfill remains out of reach for many residents, particularly African American and other historically underserved groups in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Equity—just and fair inclusion—is the key to success and prosperity for these families, communities, and the region as a whole. Closing racial income gaps would result in the average African American and under served communities income increasing by over $22,000. Long Island as a whole stands to gain a great deal from addressing racial inequities—in 2014 alone, the region’s economy could have been nearly $24 billion stronger if its racial gaps in income had been closed.

To build a sustainable Long Island economy, public, private, and nonprofit leaders across the region must commit to advancing policies and strategies that increase health equity, wealth, and economic resilience of all Long Islanders.

what we've achieved


49 Years on Long Island


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President / CEo Theresa Sanders

Board Chair Su Chen

“Now is the time to make justice a reality to all of God’s children. No, we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you, my friends, we have the difficulties of today and tomorrow. I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”

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