The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas (the League) is a 45 year-old 501(c) (3) community-based organization.
The mission of the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas is to provide the critical skills and resources necessary to enable all citizens to secure economic self-reliance.
The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas (the League) is a 44 year-old 501(c) (3) community-based organization, one of 102 affiliates of the National Urban League. The League provides core services that assist with health, housing, veterans, seniors, adult & youth education, computer technology training, and specialized services to re-entry populations in Dallas and adjacent counties.
The Dallas affiliate was founded in 1967 following a meeting with then President of the NUL, Whitney M. Young and a bi-racial committee composed of George Allen, Sr., Alex Bickley, Aubrey Costa, Robert Cullum, R.A. Hester, H. Rhett James, Erik Jonsson, Henry Lenoir, Les Potter, Tom Shipp, A. Maceo Smith, J.A. Stanfield, L. Story Stemmons, C.A. Tatum, R. L. Thornton and S.M. Wright.
The League has been providing services effectively, to low and moderate income communities, for forty three years, and in 2009 served an annual total of more than 60,000 clients. It has well developed and multi-faceted programs and services, as well as strong partnerships with other community-based and faith-based organizations, corporations and other organizations. Its network of over 77 CBO and FBO partnerships facilitates referrals for additional services.