Since our founding in 1917, The Urban League of Essex County's mission has been to help African Americans and disadvantaged residents access equal opportunities to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. For more than 100 years, we have helped our underserved residents get back on track, lead positive lives and contribute to their communities.
Our programs focus on education, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and civil rights advocacy. We empower our community members to realize their full potential, and ultimately achieve a higher quality of life.
By supporting The Urban League of Essex County, you are giving individuals, families and children in need the opportunity to find employment, access education, achieve financial independence and help the local economy thrive for future generations.