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.
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Enrollment Management and Student Services
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Lorain County Common Pleas Court
Lorain County Urban League Guild
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Lorain City Schools
President and CEO
Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
Education and Youth Development Coordinator
Housing Intake Specialist
Civic Engagement Liaison
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.
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