Urban League of Metropolitan Denver (ULMD)
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, the National Urban League has 88 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
Established in 1910, The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community based civil rights organization devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. As one of 114 independent, local affiliates, the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver (ULMD) continues to carry out this important mission.
Established in 1946, the ULMD has worked tirelessly to create a level playing field for African Americans and others of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds who reside in the Denver area. At both the national and local level, the focus has broadened to encompass “people of color” in vulnerable educational and economic circumstances, as well as impoverished whites who live in the target communities served by the League.
The National Urban League works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America. They started the Centennial Celebration in 2010 with a bold, nationwide call to action. They launched I AM EMPOWERED, an initiative focusing on four aspirational goals for empowering communities to achieve in education, employment, housing, and healthcare, the cornerstones of the approach.
The Empowerment Goals:
Education: "Every American child is ready for college, work and life."
Jobs: "Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits."
Housing: "Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms."
Health: "Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions." See more