• In observance of the holiday season, the offices of the Lorain County Urban League will be closed from December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015.

  • The Lorain County Urban League wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Please consider the Lorain County Urban League when determining where to make your year-end charitable contributions. Memberships and contributions are tax deductible. 

  • About The Urban League

    Lorain County Urban League

    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035

    Phone: 440-323-3364
    Fax: 440-323-5299
    Click here for directions


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    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Kevin: 440-396-4562
    John: 440-308-1388
    Dazarae: 440-242-9290
    Housing Department 
    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Pam: 440-323-3364 ext. 34
    Larisa: 440-323-3364 ext. 31
    Mindy: 440-323-3364 ext. 22
    Education Department 
    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Tina: 440-323-3364 ext. 26
    Employment Department 
    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Gloria: 440-323-3364 ext. 33
    Minority Business Advisor
    1530 W. River Rd.,Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Alexis: 440-323-3364 ext. 28
    Lorain UYEP-WORKS
    559 Reid Avenue
    Lorain, Ohio 44052
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    Tina: 440-864-6896
    Michelle: 440-396-5215

    Eric: 440-522-8618
    Tula: 440-506-3193

    Frank Whitfield

  • Press Release


    The Lorain County Urban League (LCUL) Board of Directors is proud to announce the selection of Frank Whitfield as the new President and CEO, effective September 1, 2014.

    Whitfield is a lifelong Lorain County resident, a Cleveland State University graduate and recently completed training at Case Western University's Weatherhead School of Management. Whitfield has worked in the Lorain County nonprofit sector for the past 12 years. Most recently, Whitfield worked at the Nord Family Foundation as their first Fellow which included administering and reviewing grants by the foundation. During his time at the Foundation he helped establish the Next Generation Fund at the Community Foundation which is dedicated to building leadership and business capacity in emerging leaders.

    “We are very excited to announce Frank Whitfield as the new President and CEO of the Lorain County Urban League,” states Board Chairman, Sascha Chatman. “It is a blessing to have the entire Lorain County community invest into our local talent, watch them grow, and then develop into the next generation of leaders that help guide our community. The LCUL Board views Frank as a change agent that will help enhance our culture to improve upon the great service we provide. His passion to improve the lives of residents of Lorain County is so evident, and we believe his vision will ultimately take LCUL to new heights and more importantly, enhance the lives of our residents . We look forward to fully supporting Frank during his transition.”

    Interim CEO, Paula Deason, stated that “Frank will be a great asset to the Urban League and Lorain County as a whole. He is dedicated to the League's growth and has been working in the community assessing the strengths and weaknesses readying himself for a position that can help the community.”

    “I am excited about this opportunity and believe it is a testament to this region’s shift and passing of the baton to the next generation of leaders,” Whitfield comments. “I do not believe I would be in this position without the many community supporters and elders that not only want to see me succeed, but also the Lorain County Urban League. I believe that Lorain County has the potential to be one of the best places for people to live in the country. For years, I have seen the Lorain County Urban League as one of the few organizations whose mission aligns with my personal passion to help people avoid and break the cycle of poverty and crime. Lorain County Urban League is also an organization that is action-oriented and gets things done which fits my leadership style.”

    Whitfield lives in Elyria, with his wife Kaleena and their two daughters Octavia and Sophia.


  • Signature Events

     The plans are set in motion...


    The College Road Tour will take place in spring of 2015. More information will soon be available.  


     It's always awesome!


    Save the date! The EOD Conference and Gala is scheduled for March 20, 2015. More details will soon be available.    


     This is going to be a fantastic event!


    The Guild's Steak Fry and health awareness activities will take place in the Spring of 2015. As plans develop, more details will be provided. 


     Keep checking for details on these and other exciting upcoming events sponsored by the Lorain County Urban League.