Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
The Long Island affiliate of the National Urban League was founded in 1972 by a group of Grumman workers who couldn’t find working opportunities. They incorporated the affiliate within the terms of affiliation of the National Urban League in 1974.
The Urban League employs a five-point strategy, tailored to meet the needs of our local Long Island constituency, in order to implement the mission of our Movement.
EDUCATION AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Ensuring that all of our children are well educated and prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st century.
Empowering all people in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, good jobs, homeownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.
HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE EMPOWERMENT
Working to build health and safe communities to eliminate health disparities through prevention, healthy eating, fitness, as well as ensuring access to affordable healthcare for all people.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND RACIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT
Empowering all people to take an active role in determining the direction, quality of life, public policy and leadership in their communities by full participation as citizens and voters, as well as through active community service and leadership development.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT
Promoting and ensuring our civil rights by actively working to eradicate all barriers to equal participation in all aspects of American society, whether political, economic, social, educational or cultural.