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.

Connect to a Cause

As a community resource the Lorain County Urban League depends on our supports. Please give us in a day of giving on September 17, 2020.

What is Connect for a Cause?

The Community Foundation of Lorain County will host 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 will have the chance to support non-profit organizations that are significant to YOU!

How Do I Participate?

Connect to a Cause enables people to donate directly to the local charities of their choice. The Lorain County Urban League will be featured in an online catalog. Residents can view this catalog and select the Urban League as their organization to support.

The event, which recognizes the Community Foundation of Lorain County’s 40th anniversary, features a bonus: Community Foundation Board of Directors committed an additional $40K to be distributed among the participating organizations based on the amount raised.

If you have any questions, please call 440.984.7390.

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.