Affirmed YP Honors Brunch and Awards ceremony

Affirmed YP Honors Brunch and Awards ceremony is a celebration of top-tier young professionals in the Greater Southwestern Ohio region who are contributing to their community, while making great strides in their profession.

This year’s event will be held:

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • at The Phoenix in Downtown Cincinnati.

The event will be hosted by Jennifer Moore, WLWT Executive Producer.

There will be a keynote address given by Dorian L. Spence, Director of Special Litigation and Advocacy at the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Entertainment will be provided by the Stephen Felton Quartet.  Litbooth Photobooth will be on hand.  There will also be a raffle.

Table sponsorship is $1,000. Please contact Urban League Development at development@ulgso.org or (513) 487 – 6532.

The event is hosted by the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio. ULYPGSO’s mission is to advance the Urban League Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. We seek to have a transformative effect on the region through service and development of our members as agents of change in the community and workplace while providing YPs a platform to exchange ideas, learn and network with others.

TICKETS FOR THE EVENT CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE

TICKETS FOR THE EVENT CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE

10th Anniversary of the African American Business Development Program

 

 


SPONSORED BY


Helping Firms Help Themselves

The Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BD&E) division of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) helps established minority entrepreneurs obtain the necessary management skills that will enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities and qualify for financing that will lead to higher levels of business growth.   BD&E works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses.  BD&E administers the African American Business Development Program (AABDP) and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year.

The mission of the AABDP is to identify, prepare, involve, empower and sustain African Americans entrepreneurs who are committed and positioned to serve the needs of the Greater Southwestern Ohio region. AABDP is a six-month accelerator program facilitated by the ULGSO encompassing the following elements:

  • Experiential learning, lectures and classroom discussions
  • Leadership and skills assessment
  • Organization and process management
  • Assessing products & services
  • Marketing
  • Understanding business financials and how they impact business growth
  • Strategic planning and growth strategies.

Our keynote speaker will be Otis Williams, CEO/President of Otis Williams Limitless, Inc.

Details related to the 10th Anniversary celebration are below:

When:   Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Where:  National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Grand Hall and Terrace

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Time:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Your presence and support of the event will be greatly appreciated.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE FOR OTIS WILLIAMS’ BIO

 

 

 

3rd Annual Miami Valley Urban League Luncheon

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PRESENTING SPONSOR


Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sinclair Community College

David H. Ponitz Great Hall (Building 12)

444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

The Miami Valley Urban League Luncheon is a celebration of the organization’s expansion of program offerings to the Dayton community.  During the event, we will recognize and pay homage to the organization’s 2018 MVUL Luncheon Honorees, the Pillars,  (Ronita Hawes-Saunders and  Willis “Bing” Davis.)    Your presence and support of the event will be greatly appreciated.

The MVUL is located in Dayton, Ohio at 907 West Fifth Street in Dayton’s historic Wright-Dunbar neighborhood.  The MVUL is a division of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio located in Cincinnati. The parent organization was incorporated in 1949 and has been a high performing National Urban League affiliate for over 12 years.  The MVUL is dedicated to carrying out the mission of the League “to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency” through its program offerings and services.

With a focus on minors and young adults, the work that the MVUL is engaged in is vital to the long-term stability of the Miami Valley area.   Youth who are academically prepared, socially adjusted and have in demand skill sets will be able to persevere when faced with life’s challenges.  Through a combination of tutoring, mentoring and job readiness training, the MVUL seeks to maximize the potential of its program participants.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our program participants become proud citizens earning livable wages.  Your support of the League’s mission will help to provide life-changing skill sets to members of our community who are  unemployed, under-employed or re-entering society.   We hope to see you at the Third Annual Miami Valley Urban League Luncheon.

CLICK TO MAKE RESERVATIONS OR FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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CLICK FOR BING DAVIS’ BIO

2020 STRATEGIC PLAN

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is proud to launch its 2020 Strategic Plan:

 


 

 

 

Economic Community Change Initiative

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In August 2015, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio released its report:

The State of Black Cincinnati:  Two Cities

In February, we will launch our “collaborative” response to addressing the disparities found in the report.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

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Strategizing for Change!

The Urban League Young Professionals present the Suits and Sips Soiree

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The Urban League Young Professionals present the Suits and Sips Soiree — the after party to the Urban League’s Gala and Silent Auction.  Come party and network with the hippest young professionals in the region.  There will be a DJ, live band and food!

  • It all goes down on September 17, 2016 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
  • The party starts at 10 pm and won’t end until 1 am.
  • Entry is free with your purchase of an Urban League Gala and Silent Auction reservation
  • If you just want to come for the after party, reservations are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP
    • General admission includes hors d’oeuvres
    • VIP admission includes VIP seating, two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres & access to bottle service.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

This is a fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting the Urban League’s Suit Yourself Gentlemen’s Clothing Closet.  Come out and party for a great purpose.   We can’t wait to see your face in the place.

 

Macy’s Fashion Show and Shopping Event

2016 Macy's updated 042816Join the Urban League Guild on Wednesday, May 25th for a fashion show and shopping event at Macy’s at Fountain Place.  Admission to this event is $5.  Your admission gets you an additional 20% off all purchases made that evening.

CLICK HERE FOR ADMSISSION TO THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please call Ms. Candie Simmons at (513) 559-5443.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Society

We are excited to introduce the Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Program. The Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Program makes it easier and more affordable to support the Urban League’s mission.

How monthly giving works

The central feature of the Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Program is automatic billing by way of credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a checking account. The donor authorizes the Urban League to receive a pre-determined donation on the same day each month.

Donors may use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or a checking account to make automatic monthly donations.   The use of automatic deductions allows us to reduce administrative costs on things like printing and postage. The cost savings that you help create means the programs you support benefit that much more.

Participants in the Sustainers Monthly Giving Program receive an acknowledgement of their first contribution and an annual summary of gifts made to the Urban League. Your monthly support will make a significant impact on the League’s programming and services. It is easy to sign up for the monthly giving program.

How do I sign up for monthly giving?

Go to our website at www.gcul.org and click the red “Donate Now” button.

  • Choose your contribution amount
  • Choose your donation category and the percentage that you would like allocated to that category (this feature allows you to split your donation and support more than one initiative)
  • To make your gift recur on a monthly basis, select the box next to “I would like my donation to recur.”
  • Enter the amount that you would like to recur and select for “Frequency of donation” enter “monthly.”
  • Complete the remainder of the form

The Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Program will help decrease costs associated with printing and postage, two of the biggest operational costs to the fundraising division of the Urban League.  The program is also environmentally friendly because less paper will be consumed.  Dollars saved effectively increase the
budgets that support our various programs and services.

If you have any questions please contact Hakim Evans, Director of Annual Giving at 513-487-6517 or email him at hevans@gcul.org.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Drive for School Supplies

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GIVING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015

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This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out the give.
You can help spread the word about #GivingTuesday.  Use hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about charity and the causes and organizations you support.  Be the change you want to see in the world and give what you can.
As part of #GivingTuesday we are launching The Sustainer’s Monthly Giving Program.  This program makes it easier and more affordable to support the Urban League’s mission of “transforming generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.”  To participate in the monthly giving program, click the “Donate Now” button below the text and make a recurring monthly gift, it’s that easy! Let’s make a significant impact together!
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JOB FAIR OCTOBER 3, 2015

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT?  JOIN US ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015 FROM 10 AM UNTIL 2 PM.  THE EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE XAVIER UNIVERSITY CINTAS CENTER, BANQUET ROOM 2.   CALL ROB RODGERS AT (513) 487-6514 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

October job fair

 

 

 

An Evening of Faith

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DJB Letter to Board Regarding Grand Jury Outcome

 


These Companies are Transformational Supporters of the Urban League’s Corporate Heritage Annual Giving Program.