Spirit Airlines Commits $250,000 in Airline Travel to Organizations Supporting Social Justice, Civil Rights

Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is pledging $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations across the country, advocating for social justice and civil rights. The donation builds on Spirit’s mission to give back to the communities where they live and work.

"I Can't Breath!" Urban League of Broward County Statement

The Urban League of Broward County expresses our most sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and to the innumerable Black lives that have been lost to police violence.

The Power of Collaboration Will Help Us Get Through This Together

Our call in this moment is not just to survive, but to thrive. When we cultivate relationships in times of calm, we can activate them powerfully in times of crisis.

Fifth Third Commits $75,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in South Florida

Fifth Third Commits $75,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in South Florida 2 nonprofits receive funds to help with emergency efforts

Urban League Announces Restructuring and Key Leadership Changes

The Urban League reorganized its senior leadership to support the organizational structure focused on five business pillars: innovation, program impact, revenue generation, marketing and community development. “While our successful history allows us to build on our past achievements, our future depends on transformative solutions that advance our mission,” said Dr. Baugh. “Today’s announcement signifies my long-term commitment to the Urban League and our ability to create lasting change for our community.”

Urban League of Broward County CEO Receives Ending Poverty Leadership Award from the United Nations Association

The Broward County Chapter of United Nations Association (UNA-Broward) - a national membership organization devoted to strengthening the U.S.-UN relationship through public education and advocacy – honored Urban League of Broward County President and CEO Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh at the 2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award Luncheon on October 22, 2019 at the Signature Grand in Davie. This year’s theme, “Our Plant. Our Future” focused on the UN’s commitment to the climate crisis. 

9TH ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA BLACK ECONOMIC FORUM: LUNCH BREAK CHAT WITH WALTER BOND

In celebration of the National Black Business Month, The Mosaic Group (www.mosaicgroup.co), in partnership with the Urban League of Broward County (www.ulbroward.org), will host the 9TH Annual South Florida Black Economic Forum (SFBEF) on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Urban League of Broward County located at 560 NW 27TH Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019*

Urban League of Broward County Names New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Members

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Urban League of Broward County has named Sidney C. Calloway as the new Chair of its Board of Directors and welcomed three new board members.  The new Board Members will help lead the organization in the coming year as it works to advance the lives of African-Americans and others in historically underserved communities by providing them with more access to education, entrepreneurship, jobs, justice, housing, and health.

Restoring Trust After Teenager Assaulted in Tamarac

Compassion, honesty, accountability, and, most of all, trust is all at stake for us in Broward County in the wake of the recent assault on 15-year-old Delucca “Lucca” Rolle by Broward Sheriff’s deputies. We, as a community, must take on the hard topics surrounding the issue of violence in all its forms in order to safeguard our way of life.

Urban League Named CSC Organization of the Year

Fort Lauderdale, Fla, (March 11, 2019) – On February 22, 2019, the Urban League of Broward County won the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award in the Collective Impact for Youth Category at the 9th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards presented by Signature Grand and hosted by 2-1-1 Broward.

Urban League of Broward County Gets $25,000 Grant from Florida Panther’s Foundation to Assist Entrepreneurs

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Nov. 19, 2018) – The Urban League of Broward County has received a $25,000 grant from the Florida Panther’s Foundation to support the agency’s work in helping minority and veteran entrepreneurs create thriving businesses.

Urban League of Broward County Calls for Unity Following Contentious Mid-Term Election

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Nov. 7, 2018) – The Urban League of Broward County is thankful for the massive voter turnout in yesterday’s election and for all who ran for office and worked hard to make a difference in our community. The organization congratulates all the candidates who won at the local, state and national races. The agency also congratulates the organizers of the successful local and state ballot measures, especially the passage of Amendment 4, which restores the voting rights of ex-felons.

The Secret To A Local Cosmetic Brand’s Success: “It’s All In The Oil”

Minority-owned businesses in Broward County now have a new way to gain access to capital. The Capital Access Fund (CAF) is a lending initiative which provides capital and business education for minority entrepreneurs. It’s available through a partnership between Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council, and the Urban League of Broward County.

Child Development Center Owner Uses CAF Loan to Grow the Business

Minority-owned businesses in Broward County now have access to a new pool of capital. The Capital Access Fund (CAF) is a lending initiative which provides capital and business education for minority entrepreneurs. It’s available through a partnership between Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council, and the Urban League of Broward County.

Urban League of Broward County Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

April 26, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Citi Foundation announced that Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) was selected as the recipient of a $500,000 grant as part of the 2018 Community Progress Makers Fund. The Fund is a $20 million, two-year initiative by the Citi Foundation to support high-impact community organizations that are driving economic opportunities in our communities by bringing together residents, nonprofits, businesses, and municipal agencies. 

Thanks to New Lending, Message Spa Owner Finds Her Zen

There’s a new way for minority-owned businesses in Broward County to get access to capital. The new Capital Access Fund (CAF) is a lending initiative which provides capital and business education for minority entrepreneurs. It’s available through a partnership between Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council, and the Urban League of Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale Photographer Expands Business With New Capital Access Fund

Across Broward County, Florida, minority-owned businesses are getting access to much-needed capital through the new Capital Access Fund (CAF) – a new lending initiative which provides capital and business education for minority entrepreneurs. It became available in November, 2017 through a partnership between Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council, and the Urban League of Broward County.

Broward College and Urban League of Broward County Awarded $3,187,500 Florida Job Growth Grant for Workforce Training

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 8, 2018) – Broward College and the Urban League of Broward County are proud to announce they were awarded $3,187,500, the largest amount ever awarded for a single project, by the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for its Building the CORE (Critical Occupation Response through Education) program.

Morgan Stanley, National Urban League's Urban Empowerment Fund, National Development Council & Urban League of Broward County, Partner to Launch the Capital Access Fund to Provide Minority-Owned Businesses in Florida with Greater Access to Capital

(Fort Lauderdale Florida – November 17, 2017) – On November 28, 2017, Morgan Stanley, National Urban League Urban Empowerment Fund (NUL-UEF), National Development Council (NDC), and the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) will launch a historic initiative to provide minority-owned businesses in Florida with greater access to capital through the Capital Access Fund (CAF) – a lending initiative which provides access to capital and business education for minority entrepreneurs. Through the partnership, CAF and the ULBC’s Entrepreneurship Center will expand its efforts to promote sustainability, create jobs and build…

Hurricane Irma

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL September 6, 2017 – Based on the severity of the impending storm (Hurricane Irma) and to ensure safety for all, the Urban League of Broward County offices will be closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017, until it can safely regain access.

Urban League of Broward County Issues Statement about Charlottesville, Virginia Hate Rally

Urban League of Broward County Issues Statement about Charlottesville, Virginia Hate Rally

Urban League of Broward County President and CEO Honored For Her Work in Community

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 28, 2017 – Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO of Urban League of Broward County, was recognized in June for her community work in helping to uplift families out of economic hardship. She also celebrated co-founding a national organization that promotes the personal growth and development of African-American women.

Broward Entrepreneur Finds Success With Help From Urban League Loan Fund

As a teenager, Keel Russell still remembers looking around his low-income community in Broward County and realizing how tough it was to succeed financially. He wanted to avoid all the dreaded challenges holding back so many of his family friends and relatives. His ticket out: become an entrepreneur.

African-Americans Can Have Major Impact with Their Purchasing Power

Social injustice continues to remain a big issue. You can see it across our community in the widening gaps between the rich and poor, the unequal distribution of government resources, and the disenfranchisement of individuals and entire groups from the political process.

Urban League of Broward County Selected to Build Afford Housing through New County Project

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (March 24, 2017) – The Urban League of Broward County has been selected to build affordable single-family homes as part of a new Board of County Commissioners project to construct more homes for qualifying very-low to moderate income households across Broward County.

Urban League Helps Broward School District Adopt New Supplier Diversity Outreach Policy

The Urban League of Broward County proudly participated in drafting a new School Board of Broward County policy to provide fair and equitable distribution of procurement and contracting opportunities to our local diverse business community. Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., CEO and President of the Urban League of Broward County, was a key part of the 30-member Disparity Study Work Group that reviewed, prioritized and provided feedback to the District’s new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program, known as Policy 3330.

Long Arc of History Will Judge President Obama Favorably

“Yes, we can…yes, we did.” These were the bookend pledges of Barack Obama -- the words he used to describe the start, and now the end, of an extraordinary eight-year presidency full of expectations that he'd deliver on hope and change for Americans, especially people of color.

Urban League Stakeholders Meeting Encourages More Minority Businesses To Be Included in Local Projects

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – November 21, 2016 – The Urban League of Broward County recently held its annual stakeholders meeting in which a panel of top Florida CEOs discussed the importance of hiring more small and minority-owned businesses for public and private projects in order to help diversify, innovate and strengthen local economies.

Importance of Supporting Health Care Reform

In the past three years, the rate of African American without health insurance has dropped by nearly 50 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That amounted to about three million adults gaining medical coverage -- many for the first time in many years. Those are astounding figures.