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  • The Lorain County Urban League welcomes our new President/CEO, Mr. Frank Whitfield. 

  • View our "Signature Events" listing for information on activities you will not want to miss!

  • 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
     
    pdeason@lcul.org
    Click here for directions

     

    Health Department
    Save Our Sons
    Save Our Families
    1530 W. River Rd., Suite 300
    Elyria, OH 44035
     
    Mike: 440-336-1501
    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
     
    Mike: 440-323-3364 ext. 30
    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
    Click here for directions 
     
    Tina: 440-864-6896
    Michelle: 440-396-5215

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

    President/CEO
    Frank Whitfield

  • Press Release

    Frank

    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

    Save the date, December 7, 2014!

    Gospel Choir

    The Lorain County Urban League Guild's Annual Gospel Brunch is scheduled to take place on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Oberlin Inn. Tickets prices are $30 per person and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Guild.   

     

     

    The plans are set in motion...

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

     

     

    It's always awesome!

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    We are making plans for our Annual EOD Luncheon and activities for the Spring of 2015.

     

     

    This is going to be a fantastic event!

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    The Guild's National Health Awareness Luncheon and other health awareness activities will take place in the Spring of 2015.

     

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