In April 2015 the Urban League of Long Island convened a meeting of Regional Leaders to have a dialogue regarding strategies to correct economic and social injustices; advocate for equity and equal opportunities; create jobs; promote equity in education and improve community development in under served areas. A group of Black Leaders then convened to begin the work to create a black collaborative. This group is currently operating as the SOBLI (State of Black Long Island) Equity Council.
To secure economic, political and social equity for Black Long Islanders
Theresa Sanders, President & CEO ULLI
Retha Fernandez, Project Director