This summer I was nominated to be Panasonic's representative on the board of the Urban League of Essex County. I am truly inspired by the work that the Urban League is doing and hope that you can help us to continue to provide much needed services in Newark and the surrounding communities.
The Urban League has been uplifting residents of Essex County for more than 100 years, and as we embark on our second century, we are committed to impacting the lives of more underserved neighbors than ever before. Our mission is to create jobs, teach new skills and educate future generations. We do this through robust and targeted programming that is designed to meet the unique needs of our community, one that is diverse and active but suffers from high rates of violence, unemployment and income inequality. At the Urban League, we create opportunities for individuals, families and children who would otherwise remain isolated. We provide access to housing, job training and educational resources that will enable them to achieve real and lasting independence. We are determined to make a difference in our world, in our community and in our neighborhoods by supporting our local economy, training individuals for the workforce, educating our youth and making the American Dream possible for families throughout Essex County.