What drives our organization?

The State of Black Long Island

With approximately three 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 Black families 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 Black 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.

UPCOMING

Events

19
Dec 2019
05:00 - pm
Godson Michel

Urban League of Long Island Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Party

400 Broadhollow Rd
Read More
03
Aug 2019
05:00 - pm
Godson Michel

Sunset In Sag Harbor Breakwater Yacht Club

51 Bay St
Read More
20
Jun 2019
05:00 - pm
Godson Michel

Membership Mixer

Jewel Restaurant
Read More

Urban League of Long Island By The Numbers

7.8M

People Our Region Serves

44

Years On Long Island

100000+

Dollars In Funds Raised

70+

Partnerships

CHAIR

Sidney Joyner

gretta-diane-myers-urban-league-long-island-staff

SECRETARY

Diane Gretta Myers

TREASURER

Barbara Hurst

Thank You To Our 2018 — 2019 Sponsors

Sign Up

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for community updates and opportunities.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Urban League of Long Island, 900 Old Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, NY, 11798. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Our Team

Theresa Sanders

PRESIDENT & CEO

retha-fernandez-urban-league-long-island-project-director

Retha Fernandez

PROJECT DIRECTOR