Since 1917, The Urban League of Philadelphia has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Our Connect 360 Strategic Plan clearly defines our function as a bridge connecting individuals, civic organizations, corporations, and public officials in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Our mission is defined by the ABC’s:
Advocacy & Policy
Business & Talent Diversity
Community & Economic Development
- A dynamic Board of Directors providing leadership and guidance
- Talented staff members offering knowledge and training
- Dedicated volunteers spreading empowerment in the community
All we need is YOU to make the connection complete.
Leading the Charge: Bobby Keyes
As Chairman of the Board of The Urban League of Philadelphia, I can see the impact that the organization makes on the lives of the people we serve. For me, personally, nothing compares to the excitement of awarding college scholarships to high school students at our annual Empowerment Week Gala. As board chair, I challenged our directors to raise $100,000 in 2012 to provide scholarships, and they surpassed that amount. As future doctors, lawyers and scientists come to the podium on the night of the Gala, I know that the future is changing before my eyes.~ Bobby Keyes, General Manager, Enterprise Holdings, Chairman of the Board