Urban League’s Spring Job Fair Drew Major Employers in Broward County

The Urban League of Broward County hosted the Spring Job Fair on March 16 featuring some of Broward County’s largest employers.  Organized with Broward College, the job fair at the Urban League’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters attracted hundreds of local residents seeking jobs with major companies such as Fed Ex, Hilton Hotels, Macy’s, and Broward Health. Recruiters conducted one-on-one interviews with job applicants.

Stakeholders Meeting: Enterpreneurship Center & Living Well 2015

Urban League launches new programs with funding from Humana and BankUnited Companies contribute over $1 million in support of new programs during Diabetes Awareness and Entrepreneurship Month

Urban League of Broward County students to spread messages of hope during Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18

Urban League of Broward County students will participate in a “Seeds of Hope” service-learning project in observance of the national Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. Students will assemble seed packets with positive messages of hope for distribution in the annual MLK parade along the Historic Sistrunk Corridor in Fort Lauderdale.

Urban League Receives $500,000 grant in from JPMorgan Chase

The Urban League of Broward County received a $500,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase during its annual Red Gala fundraiser held Saturday September 26 in Ft. Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk community The “Sistrunk under the Stars” event hosted over 600 guests including supermodel Beverly Johnson to raise funds for the Urban League’s programs and services.

New Broward Initiative to Reduce Diabetes and Congestive Health Failure

A few weeks ago, the Urban League of Broward County received great news: we are the recipient of a $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit charitable grant funded by the Humana Foundation to help prevent the spread of diabetes and reduce the cases of congestive heart failure in our community. These funds are much needed locally to tackle these serious health issues.

Urban League of Broward County Recipient of $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit Grant in Fort Lauderdale

The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities and changing lives in the areas of education, jobs, housing and health, is the recipient of this year’s $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit charitable grant in Fort Lauderdale, funded by the Humana Foundation.

Building More Community Partnerships to Strengthen Our Schools

How do we strengthen our public schools? Here’s one solution: find new and innovative ways to increase student and family involvement in the education system.

Urban League of Broward County to Honor Community Leaders at Annual Red Gala

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (August 28, 2015) – The Urban League of Broward County, a nonprofit human services organization, will recognize two community leaders at its Red Gala presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm at Reverend Sam Delevoe Park in the heart of the Sistrunk community in Fort Lauderdale.

BankUnited Announces $1 Million in Funding To Urban League of Broward County for its Small Business Loan Fund

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--(AUGUST 19, 2015)--BankUnited announced a $1 million equity-equivalent (EQ2) investment to fund the Urban League of Broward County Small Business Loan Fund, becoming the first financial institution to seed a new microlending pool that will improve access to capital for low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state.

National Urban League Conference Draws 13,000 Attendees and Leaves Notable “Gifts” to Local Community

Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 3, 2015 – The Urban League of Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and TD Bank played host to top policy-makers, academicians and business leaders during the  2015 National Urban League Conference, July 29 – August 1.

Mural To Be Created For 2015 National Urban League Conference in Broward

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 27, 2015 – The Urban League of Broward County Community Empowerment Center will be transformed  into a dynamic rotating Art Exhibition, showcasing work from both emerging and established artists. The Art Gallery will launch on Tues., July 28 at 6 p.m. during a reception sponsored by PNC Bank at the Urban League, where Cey Adams, founding creator of Def Jam and renowned graffiti artist, will unveil a special mural entitled “Save Our Cities.”

National Youth Leadership Summit Coming To Nova Southeastern University

The National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit will be held July 28-August 2 on the campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), bringing more than 600 youth to the Fort Lauderdale area to learn about college preparedness and celebrate their successes.

Urban League Kicks Off Summer Enrichment Camp

The Urban League of Broward County has started its 10-week Summer Enrichment Camp that provides a safe and structured environment for children and youth of low-income families.  Camp activities for the more than 200 children feature cultural enrichment field trips, life-skills training, academic development programs, water safety and swimming instruction, and arts & crafts projects. 

Youth finding the path into hospitality jobs

With tourism booming, the industry is looking to the next generation for employees. The tri-county area recorded 35 million tourist last year and $42 billion in spending — performance that is leading to new hotels, stores and restaurants that need workers.

Urban League Celebrates Red Nose Day With Summer Camp Orientation

FORT LAUDERDALE – May 19, 2015 – On the national May 21 Red Nose Day, the Urban League of Broward County will host our summer camp orientation – exactly the kind of programming that the Red Nose Day is set to support. 

Urban League Students Boost Their Education During College Tour and Competition

Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 23, 2015 – This spring, more than 75 youth in the Urban League of Broward County enhanced their education by touring colleges and participating in a Brain Bowl competition.

Hundreds to Attend Internship and Career Fair at Urban League

More than 100 youth and adults are expected to attend an internship and career fair on April 11 at the Urban League of Broward County. Many of the attendees are recent high school and college graduates and/or adults who have struggled to find work.

The Urban League of Broward County host’s youth talent show – with the theme of ‘Black Lives Matter’

The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) hosted a youth talent show on Feb. 7, entitled ,”Black Lives Matter,” as part of the Black History Month community showcase. Although the theme of the Urban League Youth Talent Show was titled, “Black Lives Matter,” judging by the display of talented performances put on by the students, the event was a showcase celebration of life and achievement.

New Pathway Connects Two Historic Institutions

Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 4, 2015 – The “Path to Enrichment Community Walkway” now connects two Broward County institutions that educate, empower and change lives. The new pathway links the campuses of Urban League of Broward County and  African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, which are next to each other in the heart of historic black communities along Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

ULBC Celebrates 40th Anniversary By Launching “Breaking the Cycle” Campaign

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 25, 2015 – The Urban League of Broward County is celebrating 40 years of serving the community by breaking the cycle of poverty for tens of thousands of local people who had been held back by crippling economic and social factors.