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.

My Urban League Story

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 2021 State of Black America®, The New Normal: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive comes at the end of an unprecedented global pandemic that claimed and transformed the lives of millions. The disparities that existed in this country prior to the beginning of the pandemic were brought to the forefront during its peak.

The Urban League is partnering with IssueVoter to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. IssueVoter makes it easy to engage with your political process.

How it Works:

  • Track your rep's activity. We tell you how your rep voted, how often your representative agrees with you, and whether or not they’ve attended a vote.
  • Encourage open discussion. You can share an issue on your favorite social network, without revealing your personal opinion.
  • Act on issues that don’t make headlines. We don’t only tell you about what is breaking the news; we check for updates every hour to make sure you have the latest information.
  • Become an informed voter. Using IssueVoter year-round informs you before elections and keeps money's influence out of your opinion. Only re-elect reps who truly represented you.