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Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan

1700 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI, USA Detroit, Michigan 48209

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The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan (ULDSEM), is one of 100 affiliates of the National Urban League. The ULDSEM is a non-profit 501 ©(3) organization operating since 1916. As a human services and advocacy organization, for ninety-six years the League has provided critical services to disadvantaged citizens, organized the unorganized and has established and promoted leadership of service to the greater Detroit community. The League has a broad based Board of Directors representing corporate, financial and service industries, as well as, representatives from government, labor and educational institutions. Staff of 40+ serve over 60,000 individuals each year. It is this ...  Show More>>

The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan (ULDSEM), is one of 100 affiliates of the National Urban League. The ULDSEM is a non-profit 501 ©(3) organization operating since 1916. As a human services and advocacy organization, for ninety-six years the League has provided critical services to disadvantaged citizens, organized the unorganized and has established and promoted leadership of service to the greater Detroit community. The League has a broad based Board of Directors representing corporate, financial and service industries, as well as, representatives from government, labor and educational institutions. Staff of 40+ serve over 60,000 individuals each year. It is this history and collective pool of expertise that plays an integral part in the design and implementation of programs and strategies, which keep the League well positioned to respond to the vast needs of the community.

The League utilizes a three pronged approach to service delivery, focusing on research, service and advocacy. The ripple effect of our programs, benefit far more people than can easily be documented.

OUR STRATEGY


The Urban League employs multiple service strategies that are tailored to local needs, so as to implement our mission.

  • Education and Youth Empowerment: Ensuring that our children are well educated and prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st century through college scholarships, and early childhood literacy

  • Economic Empowerment: Empowering individuals in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, home ownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.

  • Health and Quality of Life Empowerment: Working to build healthy and safe communities to eliminate health disparities through prevention, healthy eating, fitness, as well as ensuring complete access to affordable healthcare for all people.

  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment: Empowering clients to take an active role in determining public policy and leadership in the community by participation as citizens and voters, through active community service and leadership development.

  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment: Promoting and ensuring our civil rights by actively working to eradicate all barriers to equal participation in all aspects of American society, whether political, economic, social, educational or cultural.

Mission:

The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan mission is to enable African Americans and other persons of color to achieve their fullest potential. Since 1916, our programs and services have anticipated and responded to the changing needs of the metropolitan Detroit community. We nurture, counsel and empower children, adults and seniors to live healthy and productive lives. The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan has a profound impact on the lives of minorities in the Detroit area. We efficiently and effectively serve over 156,000 clients annually with more than 20 specialized programs and services. The ripple effects of our programs, benefit far more people in our community than can be easily documented. We continuously review our programs and services to assess current community needs so as to always be in a position to better serve our constituents.

Agency Overview

Since 1916, the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan has responded to the changing needs of African Americans developing programs and services to help and improve the lives of those we serve. In the early 1900's, it was the League staff that met the incoming trains of African Americans migrating from the South to the North. The Urban League Staff assisted these individuals with housing, education, employment and access to adequate health care facilities. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League and or member.

Among our programs and services are the College Club, WIC Food and Nutrition Program, Workforce Career Development Employment Services, Young Professionals/Blue Monday Network sessions, Grits and Issues and the MLK "All Peoples Breakfast" and our Digital computer campus. Our programs are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals. We operate from two facilities we own in Detroit, including Albert Kahn's historic residence located at 208 Mack Avenue.familiesand communities in the metro Detroit Area serving more than 156,000 youth adults and seniors each year.

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