Urban League of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA   |  URBANLEAGUELA.ORG

Mission

TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES AND HELP CHANGE LIVES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER EMERGING COMMUNITIES ANF GROUPS. THE URBAN LEAGUE SEEKS TO ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY AND ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS IN ATTAINING ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY.

Ruling year info

1953

Principal Officer

JUDY REESE MORSE

Main address

4640 S Carrollton Ave Ste 210

New Orleans, LA 70119 United States

EIN

72-0423627

NTEE code info

Urban League (P22)

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Program 1

CENTER FOR WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVLEOPMENT (REVENUE 2,790, 549 & EXP 1,992,211) "URBAN LEAGUE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (OWD) - URBAN LEAGUE'S OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (OWD) SERVES AS THE ORGANIZATION'S IN-HOUSE ECONOMIC ENGINE, PROVIDING INDIVIDUALS WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO THRIVE IN THE WORKFORCE, GROWING LOUISIANA'S POOL OF QUALIFIED WORKERS TO CONNECT THEM TO EMPLOYERS ACROSS THE STATE. OWD CONNECTS NEW CAREER SEEKERS, UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS, AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES RE- ENTERING THE WORKFORCE WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO ATTAIN LIVING WAGE JOBS. OUR SIGNATURE CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAM (CPP) IS A MULTI-PRONGED SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL, WHICH INCLUDES CAREER READINESS TRAINING, INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT, TUITION ASSISTANCE, FINANCIAL LITERACY, OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING, AND DIRECT EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT, TO MOVE PARTICIPANTS TOWARD SELF-SUFFICIENCY. THE PROGRAM SERVES RESIDENTS OF METRO NEW ORLEANS AND EAST BATON ROUGE, WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED INCLUDING YOUNG ADULTS AGES 18 TO 24 AND ADULTS AGES 18 AND ABOVE. IN 2020, 341 INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED IN CPP, OF WHICH 98 WERE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH AGES 18 TO 24. IN 2020, OWD SERVED 1,259 CAREER SEEKERS, CONNECTING OVER 300 INDIVIDUALS TO JOBS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND PROVIDED OVER 17,200 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (LIFE SKILLS) TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. 170 ADULT PARTICIPANTS WERE CONNECTED TO EMPLOYMENT WITH AVERAGE EARNINGS OF 16/HR. ADDITIONALLY, IN 2020, OWD HOSTED 9 VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS WITH 55 ESSENTIAL EMPLOYER PARTNERS AND 601 JOB SEEKERS PARTICIPATING. "URBAN LEAGUE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA'S CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION (CEI) IS DEDICATED TO ENSURING THE SUCCESS OF SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS THE STATE OF LOUISIANA WITH DEDICATED EFFORTS IN SUPPORTING MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS. THE WORK OF THE CENTER IS BUILT UPON THE DOCUMENTED NEED FOR INCREASED ACCESS TO CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, AND CAPACITY-BUILDING RESOURCES FOR THESE DIVERSE GROUPS. THE CEI PROVIDES BUSINESS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, ONE-ON-ONE AND SMALL GROUP COUNSELING, HANDS-ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND ACCESS TO RESOURCES RELEVANT TO ASPIRING AND EXISTING ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS VARIOUS INDUSTRIES. THE CEI INCLUDES: THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER, THE CONTRACTOR'S RESOURCE CENTER, AND THE LADOTD DBE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM - REGION B, BRIDGE CITY/NEW ORLEANS AND HAMMOND. IN 2020, 4,012 PARTICIPANTS ATTENDED CEI TRAININGS, AND 2,301 CLIENTS WERE SERVED VIA TRAININGS OR COUNSELING, WITH 1,234 COUNSELING SESSIONS CONDUCTED. CEI PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES RESULTED IN 95 NEW JOBS CREATED, 30 NEW BUSINESSES CREATED, 2.7 MILLION IN CONTRACTS, AND 970K IN SUPPORTED LOANS IN 2020. COVID-19 SPECIFIC INITIATIVES ADMINISTERED BY THE CEI IN 2020 INCLUDE: "FORD EMERGENCY CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM "RESILIENT RESTART EBR: SMALL BUSINESS MICRO-GRANTS PROGRAM "CHASE ADVANCING BLACK ENTREPRENEURS SERIES "COVID-19 PERSPECTIVES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SERIES, SPONSORED BY SHELL "THE URBAN LEAGUE FIGHTS FOR YOU VIRTUAL SERIES "GOOGLE STOREFRONT KITS FOR BLACK-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES "NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES AND HOPE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

Expenses
$1,992,211
Revenue
$0

EDUCATION , YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL JUSTICE (REVENUE 2,177,643 & EXP 2,302,060) EMPOWERMENT AND POLICY CONFERENCE - THE ANNUAL EMPOWERMENT AND POLICY CONFERENCE, POWERED BY THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, IS A STATEWIDE CONVENING DESIGNED TO EXAMINE SYSTEMS, INFLUENCE POLICY DECISIONS AND ENACT CHANGES THAT WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES. WAKE UP GEAUX VOTE (WUGV) - WUGV IS THE URBAN LEAGUE'S NON-PARTISAN VOTER EDUCATION AND ACTIVATION EFFORT FOCUSED ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ACROSS LOUISIANA 2020 VOTER EMPOWERMENT FORUM SERIES - THE URBAN LEAGUE HOSTED A 2020 VOTER EMPOWERMENT FORUM SERIES TO EDUCATE VOTERS ON KEY ISSUES ON THEIR BALLOTS. THE SERIES INCLUDED A THREE-PART NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM AND THE LRM - LOCAL RACES MATTER: A LOUISIANA DOWN-BALLOT FORUM. NON-PARTISAN VOTER EDUCATION AND ACTIVATION EFFORTS BY URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH WUGV AND THE VOTER EMPOWERMENT FORUM SERIES INCLUDED 6,000 PHONE BANKING CALLS WITH 224 VOLUNTEERS SERVING 609 VOLUNTEER SHIFTS AND RESULTING IN 13,371 WEBSITE VIEWS ON ELECTION DAY. 2020 CENSUS VOICING OUR INFORMATION FOR CENSUS EQUITY (VOICE) INITIATIVE - LAUNCHED IN 2019, THE URBAN LEAGUE'S 2020 CENSUS INITIATIVE AIMED TO ENSURE A COMPLETE COUNT FOR THE 2020 CENSUS UTILIZING THREE STRATEGIES TO REACH HISTORICALLY UNDERCOUNTED COMMUNITIES: TRUSTED VOICES, DATA, AND REAL-TIME ACTION. THROUGH THESE EFFORTS, 2,000 PEOPLE WERE TRAINED, 5,000 PHONE BANKING CALLS MADE, 50,000 FLYERS DISTRIBUTED, 35 FAITH LEADERS, OVER 40 ORGANIZATIONS, AND 129 VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED, AND THE CENSUS WEBPAGE RECEIVED 1,400 VIEWS. SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA RACIAL EQUITY PROCESS - IN 2020, THE URBAN LEAGUE BEGAN OFFERING DIRECT SUPPORT TO STRENGTHEN ORGANIZATIONS' EFFORTS AND BUILD PERMANENT INFRASTRUCTURE TO PRACTICE RACIAL EQUITY ALL THE TIME. THE RACIAL EQUITY PROCESS TAKES A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO EXPLORE AND ADOPT A NEW SET OF TOOLS FOR ORGANIZATIONS TO RELY ON EVERY DAY TO CREATE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES. FELLOWSHIP IN YOUTH ADVOCACY (FIYA) - IN EARLY 2020, THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA LAUNCHED THE FELLOWSHIP IN YOUTH ADVOCACY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW ORLEANS YOUTH ALLIANCE AND JOBS FOR THE FUTURE TO TRAIN YOUNG ADULTS AGES 16-24 WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCONNECTION FROM WORK AND SCHOOL ON HOW TO CHANGE POLICY. THE 2020, 86% OF CHILDREN SERVED AT THE CENTER WERE ON TARGET FOR DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES. ULCLBHS ALSO SERVED 18, 916 NUTRITIOUS MEALS AND 15 FAMILIES PARTICIPATED IN PRIME TIME FAMILY READING WITH 1,812 LITERACY HOURS COMPLETED DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN. "URBAN LEAGUE PARENT INFORMATION CENTER (PIC) THE URBAN LEAGUE'S PARENT INFORMATION CENTER (PIC) EMPOWERS PARENTS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AGENTS AND ADVOCATES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS, EDUCATES PARENTS ABOUT SCHOOL CHOICE AND EQUIPS PARENTS TO BECOME LEADERS IN NEW ORLEANS. FROM HIGH VOLUME COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TO TAILORED TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS, PIC RESPONDS TO THE DISTINCT NEEDS OF PARENTS IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ITS PROGRAMMATIC GOALS. PIC CONTINUES TO OFFER A RANGE OF RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS INCLUDING THE NOLA ANNUAL SCHOOLS EXPO, THE PRIDE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR PARENTS, THE NEW ORLEANS GUIDE TO HIGH SCHOOLS AND BEYOND, THE NEW ORLEANS GUIDE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, THE PARENT CHARTER BOARD MEMBER TRAINING, AND THE NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOL'S FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SUPPORT. IN 2020, PIC-NOLA SERVED 17,787 STUDENTS AND PARENTS, DISTRIBUTED 11,856 COPIES OF THE NEW ORLEANS GUIDE TO HIGH SCHOOL BEYOND AND NEW ORLEANS GUIDE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GUIDE, ENGAGED 1,327 INDIVIDUALS VIA WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS, AND ASSISTED 4,604 STUDENTS WITH ONLINE PLACEMENT DURING LATE ENROLLMENT WITH NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. URBAN LEAGUE PARENT INFORMATION CENTER (PIC) - BATON ROUGE - THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA'S PARENT INFORMATION CENTER IN BATON ROUGE (PIC-BR) IN 2020, SERVED 986 FAMILIES, REACHED OVER 10,000 FAMILIES THROUGH DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS PROMOTING AWARENESS OF SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AND THE ENROLLBR COMMON APPLICATION, ENGAGED 13 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, GAVE AWAY BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO OVER 300 STUDENTS, AND HOSTED FREE VIRTUAL STEM FESTS FOR 191 PK-12TH GRADE PARTICIPANTS. "URBAN LEAGUE PROJECT READY - PROJECT READY PROVIDES STUDENTS AT SCOTLANDVILLE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL IN BATON ROUGE AND L.B. LANDRY COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS WITH A CADRE OF ACADEMIC, LIFE SKILLS AND CAREER READINESS SUPPORT TO PREPARE THEM FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND POST-SECONDARY SUCCESS DURING AND AFTER-SCHOOL. AT BOTH SITES, STUDENTS CAN ACCESS COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY SUPPORT, CAREER FUNDAMENTALS PRESENTATIONS, CAREER EXPOSURE AND ADVISING, AFTER- SCHOOL TUTORING, ACT PREP, GENDER-BASED MENTORING, COLLEGE TOURS, "BEHIND THE BUSINESS" TOURS, CAREER FAIRS, AND STEM/STEAM ENRICHMENT. THESE SCHOOL SITES SERVE AS KEY PARTNERS IN PREPARING STUDENTS FOR GRADUATION AND LIFE BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL. IN 2020, PROJECT READY SERVED 144 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 89 STUDENTS VIRTUALLY, AND 20 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE VIRTUAL SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM. 27 PROJECT READY STUDENTS EARNED 31 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH DUAL ENROLLMENT AT BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 2 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN WELDING AT NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND STUDENTS ENJOYED 2 COLLEGE EDUCATION EQUITY PROGRAM (EEP) "THE EEP PROGRAM OPERATIONALIZES THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA'S EXPLICIT COMMITMENT TO AN EQUITABLE AND EXCELLENT EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, AND SEEKS TO HOLD STATES AND LOCAL DISTRICTS TO THIS PROMISE. AT THE CENTER OF THIS APPROACH ARE PRIORITIES THAT FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING KEY AREAS: 1) EARLY LEARNING AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 2) EQUITABLE AND HIGH-QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMON COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STANDARDS, 3) IMPROVED ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY CURRICULA AND EFFECTIVE TEACHERS, 4) COMPREHENSIVE, ALIGNED AND TRANSPARENT EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT DATA SYSTEMS, 5) EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE AT SCALE, 6) OUT OF SCHOOL TIME LEARNING (EMPHASIS ON EXPANDED DAY AND SUMMER LEARNING), AND 7) COLLEGE ACCESS, COMPLETION AND ATTAINMENT. KEY TO THE EEP AND THE ULLA POLICY AGENDA IS PRODUCTION OF THE URBAN LEAGUE'S ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY REPORTS, WHICH IDENTIFIES THE BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL EQUITY THAT PREVENT ALL STUDENTS FROM REACHING THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL. THE REPORTS EXAMINE PUBLIC SCHOOL PERFORMANCE THROUGH AN EQUITY LENS BY DISAGGREGATING KEY EDUCATIONAL METRICS. THE REPORT DOCUMENTS EXISTING INEQUITIES AND SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPED AND SUPPORTED PROGRAMMING DESIGNED TO CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS. "URBAN LEADERS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY (ULEAD) URBAN LEADERS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY (ULEAD) IS A FOREMOST TRAINING ACADEMY FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO EFFECTIVELY NAVIGATE THROUGH THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE IN NEW ORLEANS AND ACROSS THE STATE. ULEAD WILL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION TO FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES A TRAINING SERIES TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST FELLOWS IN IDENTIFYING POLICIES THEY WANT TO CHANGE TO HELP MORE YOUNG ADULTS HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE URBAN LEAGUE IS A MEMBER OF THE POLICE TRAINING, SCREENING AND DE- ESCALATION TASK FORCE, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE LOUISIANA STATE SENATE. THIS STATEWIDE TASK FORCE EXAMINES POLICE POLICIES AND PRACTICES AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAYS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE POLICING IN LOUISIANA. HEALTH EQUITY VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN LOUISIANA - THE URBAN LEAGUE HAS BEEN RAISING AWARENESS ON ISSUES IMPACTING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, INCLUDING OF THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 SINCE APRIL. IT HOSTED A SERIES OF 5 VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 2,500 PEOPLE ON THE IMPACT OF THE VIRUS ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH. ULLA MASKS UP CAMPAIGN AND MASK GIVEAWAYS - IN 2020, THE ULLA GAVE AWAY 9,000 MASKS IN NEW ORLEANS, 1,000 MASKS IN BATON ROUGE, AND ADDITIONALLY DONATED 4,000 MASKS TO LOCAL AND STATEWIDE PARTNERS. ULLA PARTNERED WITH WBOK AND IHEARTMEDIA RADIO STATIONS TO ADVERTISE THE EVENTS AND HAVE LIVE ON-SITE REMOTES. WBOK PARTNERSHIP HELPED REACH AN ESTIMATED TOTAL AUDIENCE OF 23,000 AND IHEARTMEDIA PARTNERSHIP HELPED US REACH AN ESTIMATED AUDIENCE OF OVER 268,000 PEOPLE. IN ADDITION, WARBY-PARKER (THROUGH THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE) DONATED 5,000 MASKS 2,000 PAIRS OF GLOVES, AND 1,000 HAND SANITIZER BOTTLES AND WIPES TO BE USED AT OUR HEAD START CENTERS AND FOR GIVEAWAYS. CONTACT TRACING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - AS A TRUSTED VOICE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THE URBAN LEAGUE HAS LAUNCHED A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO INFORM, EDUCATE AND PROMOTE CONTACT TRACING AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS. THE CAMPAIGN, "YOU ARE YOUR FAMILY'S MOST TRUSTED SOURCE," FEATURES AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 25 A

Expenses
$2,216,036
Revenue
$0

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