Since 1972, the Urban League of Long Island, Inc. has offered a broad range of services to individuals living and working on Long Island. We have served over 20,000 individuals and families by providing quality Empowerment Programs below.

Campaign For Achievement

The overarching goal of the Campaign for Achievement is academic and social  improvement for youth populations, as well as overall developmental growth.  Programmatic curriculum is comprised of three critical components to address the academic, personal and social needs of participating youth:

  • Academic Development
  • Social Development
  • Cultural and Global Awareness

College Prep

This program focuses primarily on low income, first generation high school juniors and seniors.  The program is designed to enable participants to reach challenging academic standards so that they enroll into college and/or remain in college through graduation.

National Achievers Society

National Achievers Society (NAS),  is an academic honor society recognizing the achievements of youth of color from throughout Long Island.  Annually, NAS accepts applications from Long Island youth in grades 3 to 12.  In order to receive induction into the National Achievers Society, applicants must:

  •        Make all As & Bs in school
  •        Be involved in school or community service
  •        Obtain two letters of recommendation
  •        Submit an essay on “Why Achievement Matters”

The NAS reduces the negative peer pressure associated with academic achievement and makes “doing the right thing” cool again.

Summer Youth Employment & Training Program

Summer Youth Employment & Training Program (SYETP) is a summer academic and career development program.  Youth are exposed to an enriching learning environment that includes academic development, career/vocational focus, and exploration/recreational activities.  Participants 14 to 18 have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing / summer internships and earn a stipend for their participation.

Civic Engagement & Leadership Empowerment

The Urban League of Long Island, Inc. enlists the support of our auxiliary organizations towards the fulfillment of our civic engagement and leadership empowerment goals. The Guild and GenNext are comprised of community volunteers who serve as a base of support for the Urban League of Long Island. These individuals engage in community service and professional development activities with the overarching goal of promoting and fulfilling the mission of the Urban League Movement on Long Island.

Planned Gifts & Endowments

Planned Gifts and Endowments provide resources needed to secure the legacy of Urban League of Long Island community service for the most vulnerable of our society.