Serving Lorain County Communities for 42 Years

The Lorain County Urban League has been empowering and connecting African Americans and all disadvantaged individuals in our communities to opportunities since 1978. Here at the Urban League, we take a stand for equality and ensure that all Americans have access to the resources they need to succeed. Our programs give underserved African Americans and other marginalized minorities the support they need to overcome the unfair obstacles presented to them in employment, entrepreneurship, housing, and education.

Reclaim Your Vote

The 2020 Election Is Around the Corner. Register to Vote Today.

The 2020 general election is less than 50 days away and exercising your right to vote has never been more important for the future of this country. COVID-19 has posed a unique threat to our Democracy by forcing millions of Americans forced to self-isolate and pushing back primary elections across the country. We have worked with Congress and our partners to push for absentee voting and voting by mail, but it is up to you to register to vote and encourage your friends, and family, do the same.

Connect to a Cause

The Community Foundation of Lorain County hosted Connect to a Cause, a coordinated, 12-hour fundraising event, on September 17, 2020, from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, to rally the community to support 50+ local non-profit organizations. Residents throughout the county gave over $6,000 to the Urban League in support of our mission and we came in second place for the most donations given to an organization. Thank you all for helping us empower communities and change lives!

We Are the Movement

The Urban League movement empowers communities across America through directs services and programming.

Affiliate Offices on the Ground
Communities Served
People Served
Volunteers Engaged

Urban League Affiliates Across The Nation:


We work toward this vision through programs and initiatives in these areas:

Education & Youth Development
Housing & Financial Empowerment
Workforce Development
Civic Engagement & Advocacy

State of Black America

First issued in 1976, the State of Black America® is one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Each edition contains penetrating commentary and insightful analysis from recognized authorities and leading figures in politics, the corporate and tech sectors, the nonprofit arena, academia and popular culture.

The 2020 State of Black America®, Unmasked, matches the national mood for serious introspection, exposing the human toll and economic devastation of a global pandemic on Black America while laying bare the deep rooted inequities that predated the pandemic and accelerated the virus’s deadly spread.