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We empower people to obtain equal opportunity, academic achievement and economic independence.

Urban League of
Philadelphia

SOCIALS

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"IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT FAIR, NOT JUST, YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT."

- John Lewis

Our Commitment

For over a century, the Urban League of Philadelphia has been dedicated to empowering Black and Brown communities in the Greater Philadelphia region. As an affiliate of the National Urban League, we are part of a historic movement that advocates for the economic and social well-being of underserved urban communities.

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Affordable Housing with Urban League of Philadelphia

Everyone Deserves A Home!

Learn more about our Homebuyer Webinars. 

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Programs & Resources

Youth &

Education

We believe that education is the key to success. Our Youth & Education programs provide academic and college prep as well as scholarship ooportunities to young people in Philadelphia. We offer tutoring services, college readiness workshops, and career development opportunities to help our youth reach their full potential.

Entrepreneurship

Center

At Urban League of Philadelphia, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create economic opportunity. Our Entrepreneurship program provides training, mentorship, and access to capital to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Workforce 

Development

Urban League of Philadelphia's Workforce Development program helps Philadelphia residents gain the skills they need to succeed in the job market. We offer job training, resume workshops, job placement and career services to help our clients find employment and achieve economic self-reliance.

Housing

& Diversion Services

Our Housing Counseling program helps Philadelphia residents achieve their goal of homeownership. Our housing counselors provide free advice and support to help individuals navigate the homebuying process. We also offer foreclosure prevention services to help families keep their homes.

Health &

Wellness

The Urban League is on a mission to achieve equity in health and wellness. Our programs address disparities, promote healthy living, and ensure access to vital resources.

Advocacy &

Legislative Affairs

We advocate for human and civil rights that advances our work in racial and social justice; creating systemic change for economic inclusion, employment, and education; and strengthening and supporting youth, health, and homeownership.

ReEntry 

Services

Our ReEntry Services play a vital role in breaking the cycle of recidivism and empowering individuals to build brighter futures. However, we cannot do this important work alone. Your support is critical in ensuring that we can continue to provide comprehensive resources and opportunities to those seeking to reintegrate into their communities.

ReEntry Programs at ULP

LIFE AFTER
INCARCERATION

Learn more about our holistic approach to lower recidivism rates and the programs Urban League is currently partnering in to support those pre and post release.

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Impact Numbers 2023

In the heart of Philadelphia, a city facing significant challenges, the Urban League of Philadelphia stands as a steadfast pillar of community empowerment. For over a century, we have been devoted to equipping individuals and neighborhoods with the tools to conquer life’s obstacles. As we embrace a new chapter with fresh leadership and a broader regional approach, we invite you, our valued reader, to join hands with us on this transformative journey. Together we will amplify our impact, advocate for justice, and build a stronger, more equitable future for all.

$225 Million
TO UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS STATEWIDE

$55K
AWARDED TO 4 LOCAL BUSINESSES

$1.2 Million
AWARDED TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

$70K
IN HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES GIVEN

$2.4 Million
IN HOUSING GRANTS DISTRIBUTED

150
PLACED IN FAMILY-SUSTAINING WAGE JOBS

Partnerships

Strong partners with corporations, foundations and organizations enable us to provide programs and service that empower individuals throughout the Philadelphia region. We are grateful to:

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A NETWORK OF EXTRAORDINARY
YOUNG PEOPLE.

JOIN TODAY!

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