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Meijer Strengthens Diversity & Inclusion Efforts, Invests $1 Million in Multiple Urban League Chapters Across the Midwest

April 5, 2021

In continuation of its ongoing commitment in the Diversity & Inclusion space, Meijer announced today that it's investing $1 million in 19 Urban League chapters across the Midwest that align with its focus areas of economic impact, health, workforce development and education. Read More

Lorain County Urban League to be recognized for suicide-prevention efforts

Jan 26, 2021

The Lorain County Urban League will receive an Advocate of the Year Award from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities today. Read More

Urban League takes extra step up, provides gifts for families

Dec 17, 2020

The lorain County Urban League took an extra step to help some clients through the holiday season this year. Read More

In-person college tours are canceled, so Lorain County Urban League took them virtual

Dec 04, 2020

Risa Jackson is used to dressing up and touring colleges in person, but not this year. "Just trying to adjust with the online aspect after having experienced it in person,” said Risa. Read More

What's Driving Lorain County's Record Early Voting Early Numbers?

October 22, 2020

The non-partisan Lorain County Urban League has been part of a national effort to help people of all political persuasions “reclaim their vote” at a time when divisiveness has many feeling that their voice and vote don’t matter. Read More

Lorain County Urban League hosts Constitution Day today

Sep 17, 2020

The Lorain County Urban League will be hosting Constitution Day virtually this year. Read More

Health inequities and disparities discussed at Urban League forum

Sep 04, 2020

Inequities and disparities for Black Ohioans have left them behind in health and healthcare resources according to a panel discussion Thursday. Read More

Ties between race and COVID at heart of Lorain County Urban League's diversity conference

Sep 03, 2020

Black Americans are being diagnosed with COVID-19 at a rate far greater than white people, with about 2.6 times as many cases per capita nationwide. Read More

The Lorain County Urban League wins awards

Aug 25, 2020

The Lorain County Urban League recently won several award from the National Council of Urban League Guild. Read More

Push to get Census count continues in Elyria under limited time

Aug 16, 2020

There's about a month left until Census responses are due, and the Lorain County Urban League is continuing to push for its community. Read More

Urban League partners with COVID-19 group to donate hand sanitizer

Jul 12, 2020

The Urban League, including Lorain County, is working to donate gallons of hand sanitizer across Ohio for Black and minority communities. Read More

Elyria Census Committee works to get a complete, accurate count

Jun 19, 2020

An Elyria subcommittee for Lorain County's Census group brought the Census to residents on Thursday Read More

Lorain County Urban League selects new CEO

Feb 25, 2020

The Lorain County Urban League has selected its new CEO from within the organization. Parris M. Smith, who had been serving as the interim CEO, was selected after a local and national search. Read More

Starting the dialogue: Urban League and St. Andrew's collaborate on Black History Month event

Feb 24, 2020

"Looking at the world through different lenses, we understand that we don't have to denigrate anyone to raise up African-American history," said moderator Shirley Brown-Reader, a local educator and writer. Read More