Urban League of Philadelphia
With a 26 percent poverty rate, Philadelphia has long been the poorest metropolitan area of the country’s biggest cities. Here's what we’re doing to change that:
Workforce Development: Training, development, and job placement for career seekers. Our Workforce Development department provides career seekers a path to employment through training and development.
Housing Counseling: Creating pathways to prosperity through homeownership. Our Housing department helps families build equity and stability with its First-Time Homebuyer Program, laying a solid foundation for intergenerational wealth. Housing counselors assist with foreclosures and defaults, and provide help with financial literacy and utilities.
Youth and Education: We inspire the next generation of leaders. Education is the foundation for empowerment. Our programs inspire leadership, economic success, and independence while preparing students for college and career.
Entrepreneurship Center: We grow the next big thing. Our Entrepreneurship Center offers workshops and events designed to drive job creation and encourage innovation.
Health and Wellness: We advocate for access to quality healthcare. The Urban League of Philadelphia's Health and Wellness program is designed to educate and empower our communities to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Advocacy & Civic Engagement: We advocate for access to quality healthcare. The Urban League of Philadelphia's Advocacy program is designed to educate and empower our communities to become engaged citizens.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's What We Do page.
In The News
- Urban League luncheon takes on disparities and fair housing, Philadelphia Tribune, December 8, 2023.
- Urban League of Philadelphia launches re-entry program, Philadelphia Tribune, August 28, 2020.