Urban League’s Annual Fundraising Gala, “Music of Motown,” Shines a Spotlight on Community Collaboration and Impact
September 11, 2023 - Broward County, FL – The Urban League of Broward County hosted its highly anticipated annual fundraising Gala, themed Music of Motown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
Urban League of Broward County Appoints New Board Chair and Acknowledges Departure of Three Outgoing Members
Fort Lauderdale, FL. July 7, 2023 - Urban League of Broward County is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board chair and expresses gratitude to three of its outgoing board members who have made significant contributions during their tenure. Tim Hogans has been appointed as Chair of the Urban League of Broward County’s Board of Directors, effective July 1. As project director of development for GridLiance, a NextEra Transmission Company, Tim brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Having served on the board for eight years, Tim has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep…
The Florida Lottery Grants $25,000 to Urban League for Youth Education and Development Programs
Urban League Receives $130,000 Grant Awarded to Provide Workforce Training in Targeted Zip Codes for Low-Barrier to Entry Healthcare Jobs
Fort Lauderdale, FL - June 7, 2023. Urban League of Broward County, a nonprofit organization, has been awarded a $130,000 grant to train under-employed and unemployed individuals from targeted zip codes to obtain certifications in low-barrier to entry healthcare jobs. The grant was made possible by the generous support of The HCA Healthcare Foundation.
BankUnited Announces Election of Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh to its Board of Directors
Central County CDC receives $175,000 Housing for Everyone Grant from TD Charitable Foundation
SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Broward County to Assist Floridians Applying for a Disaster Loan
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will open a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Broward County at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, at the Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale. At the BRC, SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will assist Floridians applying for SBA disaster loans for losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on April 12-14.
The Florida Lottery Grants $25,000 to Urban League for College Decision Day Program
FORT LAUDERDALE –– (June 30, 2022) The Urban League of Broward County received a grant of $25,000 from The Florida Lottery to support its educational programming and Annual College Decision Day. The event welcomed more than 100 residents to celebrate high school seniors as they announced their plans to attend college or a university after graduation. Similar to National Signing Day in college football, the annual event took place at the Urban League’s Community Empowerment Center in Fort Lauderdale. The Urban League’s volunteer auxiliary, Young Professionals Network, raised $10,000 and awarded scholarships to three…
PNC Foundation Grants $50,000 to Urban League of Broward County to Grow Black-Owned Businesses
PNC Foundation Grants $50,000 to Urban League of Broward County to Grow Black-Owned Businesses The PNC Foundation has awarded the Urban League of Broward County a $50,000 grant to support the economic empowerment and social mobility of dozens of small, Black-owned businesses in South Florida. The PNC Foundation grant will be used for the uBiz Co-Lab program – a cohort learning model that offers business owners access to six months of personalized business coaching by experts in marketing, IT, accounting, operations, and legal advice.
New Research Highlights Broward’s Equity Challenges
Today, the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) and Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) took bold steps to analyze social and economic inequities that exist between racial/ethnic groups through the release of State of Black Broward and State of Hispanic and Immigrant Broward. Funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and produced in partnership with the Florida International University (FIU) Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center, the reports examine alarming opportunity gaps in the areas of education, income, health, criminal justice, housing and voter engagement.
Urban League’s Central County Community Development Corporation secures $250,000 investment from Bank Leumi USA
Urban League’s Central County Community Development Corporation secures $250,000 investment from Bank Leumi USA FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl.--(November 05, 2021) -- The Central County Community Development Corporation (CCCDC), a subsidiary of the Urban League of Broward County, announced a $250,000 investment from Bank Leumi USA to fund its Small Business Loan Fund. The fund was established in 2015 to improve access to capital for low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners in low-wealth communities across Florida.
Urban League of Broward County selected as Verizon Racial Justice grantee to Advance Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiatives
Urban League of Broward County selected as Verizon Racial Justice grantee to Advance Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiatives FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 19, 2021 - The Urban League of Broward County is pleased to announce a $165,500 grant from Verizon to build its capacity to work with internal and external stakeholders to lead conversations about racial equity in the workplace, business, and community. The contribution will be leveraged to develop programming within the Urban League that will focus on racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) leadership training, civic engagement, and advocacy. The grant is part…
URBAN LEAGUE'S STATEMENT ON THE CONVICTION OF DEREK CHAUVIN
(April 20, 2021) – Fort Lauderdale, FL. We applaud today's conviction of Derek Chauvin on the counts of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. This is an important step towards justice for George Floyd, and his family, and our entire nation. Nearly one year ago, protests erupted around the nation in response to his murder, and for nearly 10 minutes, we all watched in horror as he pleaded for his life.
The Jim Moran Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Urban League of Broward County and Hispanic Unity of Florida to Promote Racial Equity
Provides $500,000 to each organization serving Black, Hispanic and immigrant communities
ULBC awarded Microsoft Community Skills Grant to increase skill development and economic opportunities
Accelerating the work of Black and African American-led nonprofits that provide digital skills and workforce development to Black and African American communities
TD Awards $2.8 Million to 6 U.S. Organizations Addressing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Communities
CHERRY HILL, NJ, January 26, 2020 - TD today announced that six U.S. recipients will receive 2020 TD Ready Challenge grant awards totaling $2.8 million* to address the widespread impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recipients are located across TD Bank's Maine-to-Florida footprint.
US Department of Treasury Awards Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Certification to Central County Community Development Corporation
Urban League of Broward County is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Central County Community Development Corporation, has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the US Department of Treasury. This designation is federal recognition of CCCDC’s mission and successful history of advancing community and economic development.
On This Election Day in 2020, Your Urban League Will Stay the Course
2020 illuminated a spotlight on deeply rooted racial and socioeconomic divisions that have crippled the progress of our nation. Our commitment to you is to stay the course to dismantle systems of inequality and oppression that were woven into the fabric of our democracy. Like the generations before us, it is our duty to use our voices and lived experiences as the tools to enact meaningful and lasting change.
AT&T Donates $100,000 to Urban League Affiliates in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties
The Urban League of Broward County and Urban League of Greater Miami are pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from AT&T. The contribution will be used to help build a more resilient workforce by providing reskilling pathways to employment for at-risk and displaced workers. The donation is part of the AT&T Believe Miami℠ grassroots initiative to create positive changes in underserved communities.
Statement by Urban League of Broward County in Response to Grand Jury Verdict in the Breonna Taylor Case
Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Urban League of Broward County joins the national expression of outrage to the recent grand jury decision regarding the police shooting of Breonna Taylor and calls for the release of grand jury transcripts as a first step in bridging the deep divide between law enforcement and the black community.
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 Breathe!" 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.
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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.