The Urban League of Broward County’s National Achievers Society receives a generous support from Coke Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 1, 2024. The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) is proud to announce that Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is supporting its students by preparing them for this years’ Florida Brain Bowl Competition with a donation of 20 new Chromebooks. Valued at $10,000, these Chromebooks will play a pivotal role in supporting the Urban League’s National Achiever Society (NAS) students as they gear up for the highly anticipated Florida Brain Bowl Competition in March.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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 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 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. 

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.