Welcome to the Lorain County Urban League

The 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.

Our mission is to empower African Americans and underserved people to thrive through direct service, collaboration, and advocacy.

Our vision is to create a pathway for clients to increase their income, secure housing, and become financially stable using a holistic coaching approach to deliver housing, employment, financial, and educational services.

For 44 years the Lorain County Urban League has worked in a variety of ways to strengthen and support the local African American community. Founded in 1978, the Lorain County Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disadvantaged groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. From its earliest days in the civil rights movement, through years of partnership with government and public agencies, the Lorain County Urban League has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in Lorain County.

Board of Directors

Cindy Kushner

Director, Marketing and Outreach Initiatives

Lorain County Community College

Brittany Lovett

Community Foundation of Lorain County

Marketing and Communications Officer

Linda Hoptry

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

Finance Manager Business Cases

John Monteleone

School Principal

Lorain City Schools

Sharon Furcron

Senior Manager, Supply Planning

Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group

Angela Lee

President

Lorain County Urban League Guild

Mike Thomas

Senior Director

Nordson Corporation

Steve C. Harmon

Assistant Vice President

Community Development Relationship Manager

Huntington Bank

Melissa Kobasher

Magistrate

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court

Ben Kosewski, MS, MBA

Director, Oncology Service Line

Mercy Health — Lorain and Youngstown

Lee Rivera

Bank Manager

Dollar Bank

Our Team

Parris M. Smith

President and CEO

Suzie Dills

Accountant

Dee Baker

Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

Achilles Morales

Education and Youth Development Coordinator

Latrice Williams

Housing Intake Specialist

Ruthie Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Samairia Atkinson

Administrative Assistant

Sybil Roseboro

Civic Engagement Liaison

What Is The Guild?

The Lorain County Urban League Guild is comprised of community volunteers, civic leaders, business and professional men and women committed to improving the quality of life for African-Americans and others. The Guild is an auxiliary that serves as ambassadors for the Lorain County affiliate and the National Council of Urban League. Guilds.

The Guild meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month ​at 6:00 p.m. at the Urban League offices located at 200 Middle Ave Suite 200, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Membership dues are $50.00 annual. If more information, contact Angela Lee at 440-323-3364.

What Is The LCULYP?

The Lorain County Urban League YP’s are a diverse group of young professionals ranging in ages from 21 to 40 and the most valued asset we have is our members. White collar? Blue collar? No Collar? It doesn’t matter! As long as you are proficient in your profession, we want you! We are about developing leaders and making a positive impact in our community, and we want you to be a part of the LCULYP family. The YP’s are an auxiliary that serves as ambassadors for the Lorain County affiliate and the National Council of Urban League. Young Professionals.

Membership dues are $85.00 annual. If more information, email

 

yp@lcul.org

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