Chicago Urban League

Opportunity. Community. Impact.

aka The League   |   Chicago, IL   |  https://chiul.org

Mission

The Chicago Urban League works to achieve equity for Black families and communities through social and economic empowerment.

Ruling year info

1948

President and CEO

Mrs. Karen Freeman-Wilson

Main address

4510 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60653 USA

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EIN

36-2225483

NTEE code info

Urban League (P22)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs and results

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Youth Services Division

The Chicago Urban League’s Youth Services Division offers a continuum of services for middle school through college students that prepares them to compete in a growing global economy.

Population(s) Served
Students
Parents

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was founded in 2007 to help African-Americans launch, grow, and sustain businesses. Through personalized consulting, educational programs, and deal-making assistance, the CEI provides entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to maximize revenue growth, profitability, job creation, and innovation.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people

The Chicago Urban League Housing Department is a HUD-certified counseling agency as well as a City of Chicago Department of Housing Delegate Agency. We provide low-to-moderate income residents with professional housing counseling assistance through our programs and services.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Chicago Urban League, through it Workforce Development programs, works to raise African American employment and income levels through job training and placement services, career exposure, career advancement, seminars, coaching and long-term retention strategies.

We help individuals access the skills, knowledge, support and networks they need to enter the workforce and advance in their careers.

The Chicago Urban League operates a full-service employment and training center as well as a career portal for jobseekers and employers. The League has also formed strong relationship and partnerships with local employers and training providers to offer employment and internship opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Incarcerated people

The Chicago Urban League is committed to helping emerging African American leaders advance their career paths while building a more diverse leadership pipeline across the city. IMPACT develops and engages culturally competent executives across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

The Policy & Research Department is the ‘think-tank’ of the Chicago Urban League and provides a factual and statistical basis for our policy decisions and programs. The department issues a quarterly newsletter called “Strategies” and manages a research library of the League’s major studies, white papers and updated polling data.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financials

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Chicago Urban League

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Eric Smith

BMO Harris

Term: 2017 -

Anthony Anderson

Business Consultant

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