"Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits"
"Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms"
"Every American child is ready for college, work and life"

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

Since 1913, the Urban League of Greater Richmond has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Our goals are to continue strengthening current programs and expand according to community needs. As the community determines service gaps, the Urban League will coordinate efforts to fill those gaps.