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Economic Community Change Initiative

In August 2015, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio released its report: The State of Black Cincinnati:  Two Cities In February, ...
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The Urban League Young Professionals present the Suits and Sips Soiree

  The Urban League Young Professionals present the Suits and Sips Soiree -- the after party to the Urban League's Gala ...
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The AAC Exchange Presents: A Conversation with Thomas Corey

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Location: Mardi Gras on Madison 1524 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH  45206 Cost: $10.00 (Chamber Members) ...
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2016 Annual Gala and Silent Auction

2016 Gala & Silent Auction

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is pleased to present Freddie Jackson, the performer for the 2016 Annual Gala ...
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Macy’s Fashion Show and Shopping Event

Join the Urban League Guild on Wednesday, May 25th for a fashion show and shopping event at Macy's at Fountain ...
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National, local Urban League support President’s Executive Actions on gun violence

A statement from Marc Morial, National Urban League President and CEO: President Barack Obama announced his new Executive Actions to reduce ...
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Urban League trainers, staff, sharpen craft at Miami University

CAREER DEVELOPMENT DAY ON OXFORD CAMPUS IS PART OF LEAGUE-MIAMI PARTNERSHIP. WORKSHOPS HELP LEAGUE STAFF IMPROVE TEACHING, COACHING OF POPULATION ...
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Career development students dream big of future success

Staff and students from the Career Exploration Program celebrate graduation at a Tuesday evening party at Dohn Community High School. WALNUT ...
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Toy Craze nets Bengals stars

Cincinnati Bengals players George Iloka (left), Reggie Nelson and Brandon Tate pose for a photograph with Avondale residents Franchae Walker ...
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Woodward talent show Dec. 10

BOND HILL -- Woodward Career Technical High School, the Greater Cincinnati Urban League Guild, and the Greater Cincinnati Urban League ...
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Free tax prep available

Free tax preparation is one way the families you serve can meet legal obligations, get the refunds they’ve earned, and ...
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Positive energy at your League

Evans Ob'Saint, born of Haitian parents in the Little Haiti section of Miami, Fla., has found a new life and ...
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SOAR going to Queesgate

The next of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League's Hand Up Initiative SOAR classes will be in Queensgate. Thank you to Cincinnati ...
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Remembering Rosa Parks, 60 years after her silent protest

`I think the most important message ... is that an ordinary person -- a quiet, humble person -- can ignite ...
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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 ...
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Lifting the black community

OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS MEETING, AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM'S CLASS 12 CONVERGE ON URBAN LEAGUE MONDAY NIGHT WITH A ...
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Giving Tuesday

GIVING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global ...
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Reece: Urban League vital

State Representative Alicia Reece of the 33rd District sat down recently for an interview with media students at Woodward Career ...
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Black Caucus at Urban League

The local delegation of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, led by its president, Alicia Reece, will bring its Legislation Action ...
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Survey: 44% black adults claim `very good’ or `excellent’ health

Interact for Health has released its 2013 Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey. In it, the survey reports that 44 percent ...
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Westwood anti-violence meeting: `It was a good first step’

The Community Police Partnering Center, staffed and housed by the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, led a community meeting Saturday morning ...
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League’s Partnering Center will take problem-solving process to struggling Westwood

By Mark Curnutte Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio WESTWOOD – Rattled by an uptick in gun violence this year and two ...
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West End next for Hand Up job-readiness SOAR

Hand Up Initiative class taking SOAR training to West End. More information: Hand Up West End Flyer ...
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Dancing to praise and thank God

TABERNACLE OF DAVID DANCE MINISTRY WILL JOIN NATIONAL ACTS, MASS CHOIR TO PERFORM AT URBAN LEAGUE GUILD'S EVENING OF FAITH ...
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League welcomes Vanessa White as new VP of Youth Services

AVONDALE – Vanessa Y. White brings her expertise on issues facing urban youths and public education to her new position ...
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Going to the River

XAVIER UNIVERSITY `TOUCHING HISTORY' EVENT EXAMINES TIMELESS LESSONS OF STAX RECORDS AND MEMPHIS MUSIC SCENE: MULTI-RACIAL COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION AT ...
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Miami U. features Urban League

Miami University is featuring the Greater Cincinnati Urban League in its campus-wide email newsletter. Thank you, Miami, a new League ...
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Oxford and Avondale: Disparate worlds merge in new partnership

MIAMI UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES STAFF VOLUNTEER TWO DAYS TO HELP GREATER CINCINNATI URBAN LEAGUE JOB-READINESS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WITH INTERVIEWING SKILLS, ...
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Interact for Health survey: Health of African-Americans in Greater Cincinnati

Interact for Health, a United Way of Greater Cincinnati partner agency, has released its report "Health of African Americans in ...
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Miami Valley League offers help

Miami Valley Urban League in Dayton offers opportunity for people 18-24. See more: Dayton ...
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One City, One Symphony

From our friends at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a way to engage with classical music: One City, One Symphony is the ...
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An Evening of Faith, 2015

URBAN LEAGUE MASS CHOIR GIVES SPIRITUAL VOICE TO THE LIFE-AFFIRMING, LIFE-CHANGING WORK OF THE URBAN LEAGUE. ` ... UNDERSCORES OUR ...
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New wheels for Urban League

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio accepted Thursday the delivery of a new hybrid Toyota Prius from the National ...
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Honoring local civil rights heroes

Greater Cincinnati Urban League staff and friends in Columbus today for induction of Merri Gaither Smith and husband Schuyler Smith ...
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SOAR moving to Evanston

The fourth Hand Up Initiative class will graduate Thursday, Oct. 15, at noon, at the Millvale Recreation Center. The fifth class ...
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Donna Jones Baker on spread of child poverty: `We took our eye off the ball’

Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, interviewed by Joe Webb as part of ...
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Recap of League gala

Express recaps the Urban League of Southwestern Ohio gala, attended by 750 people. http://expresscincinnati.p2ionline.com/flip/sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=136842&view=single&pageno=37&webstoryid=15705635&webstoryid2=15705635&FH=535 ...
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Cincinnati couple to enter Ohio’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Schuyler Smith and his wife, Merri Gaither Smith, East Walnut Hills, will be two of five Ohioans inducted Thursday, Oct ...
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League seeks `Lion’ nominations

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is seeking nominations for its annual Glorifying the Lions awards, presenting at its ...
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Catching up with …

Catching up with ACE (Accelerated Customer Service Education) graduate Joe Scott as he does the hard work of moving his ...
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Free health screenings at churches on Sunday, Oct. 11

On Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of First Lady Dena Cranley's health initiative, free medical screens will be offered at ...
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League CEO Baker to serve on mayor’s anti-poverty task force

URBAN LEAGUE'S MISSION, WORK ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE MOVE FROM POVERTY, SHE SAYS. DOWNTOWN -- Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of ...
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$300K grant for League training program caps exciting 24 hours

By Mark Curnutte Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio AVONDALE – Desperately needed economic opportunity is headed to Cincinnati’s black community. State Rep ...
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GCUL welcomes new Executive Director, Chara Fisher Jackson

JACKSON: `RATHER THAN BE DISCOURAGED BY THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS GCUL IS INSPIRED AND READY TO WORK HARDER TO ...
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`Happy … checks and balances in place’

WCPO. Channel 9, interviews Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, about Fifth ...
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Young adults focus of new Miami Valley League job program

Miami Valley Urban League, Dayton, a subsidiary of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, announces receipt of funding to ...
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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 ...
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Voter forum 2015 set for Oct. 5

The Young Professionals group of the Greater Urban League is co-sponsoring a voter forum for the 2015 election. It will ...
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Cincinnati Business Courier features Donna Jones Baker

In its special look at Greater Cincinnati nonprofits, the Cincinnati Business Courier offers this five questions with Donna Jones Baker, ...
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WCPO covers Walnut Hills SOAR

Thank you to WCPO, Channel 9, for the sensitive story on some of our graduates of the Walnut Hills SOAR ...
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Job fair upcoming, Oct. 3

Greater Cincinnati Urban League and Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency are co-sponsoring a job fair Oct. 3, from 10 a.m ...
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`Two Cities’ report authoritative

From The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati.com. State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities report cited by author as evidence of the ...
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Keeping it real in Walnut Hills

AMY HARLOW ASKED GOD TO GIVE HER SOMETHING POSITIVE ON WHICH TO FOCUS HER ENERGY. THEN THE URBAN LEAGUE ROLLED ...
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WVXU Part 2: About League’s Financial Opportunity Center

Ayanna Wallace, manager of the local Urban League's Financial Opportunity Center, appeared Monday on WXVU radio's Cincinnati Edition. She spoke ...
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Latest newsletter from League’s Young Professionals

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio is for people ages 20 to 40 who are interested in the ...
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Sept. 14 audio from WVXU `Cincinnati Edition’

Urban League of Southwestern Ohio executives, program participant visit WVXU-FM studios for Cincinnati Edition to discuss the State of Black ...
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Gala to honor 5 for `Journey’

MEDIA UPDATE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBAN LEAGUE GALA HONORS FIVE WITH JOURNEY AWARDS, FEATURES CONCERT BY JAZZ VOCALIST RACHELLE FERRELL The Urban League ...
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An opportunity for racial justice that cannot pass unheeded

By Mark Curnutte AVONDALE -- OK, Cincinnati, let's see what we've got. For much of 2015, poverty -- child poverty -- has ...
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Rep. Reece reacts to UL report

Black Caucus President Rep. Alicia Reece reacts to Urban League report "The State of Black Cincinnati: Two Cities" CINCINNATI, OH – State ...
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Two Cities coverage links

WLWT Channel 5: http://www.wlwt.com/news/urban-league-releases-the-state-of-black-cincinnati-report/35015622 WCPO, Channel 9: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/new-greater-cincinnati-urban-league-report-shows-stark-disparities-for-regions-black-residents WKRC, Local 12: http://local12.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/New-Urban-League-report-describes-quot-Two-Cities-quot--197685.shtml#.VeXlV8uFMdV WXIX, Fox 19: http://www.fox19.com/story/29927381/74-of-african-american-children-poverty-stricken-in-cincinnati Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/08/30/urban-league-report/71378016/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin= http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/08/31/urban-league-report/71461146/ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/08/30/call-action-leadership-race/71415054/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin= WVXU Radio http://wvxu.org/post/discussion-urban-leagues-recent-report-state-black-cincinnati-2015-two-cities#stream/0 ...
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Local 12 report on `Black Cincinnati’

Local 12's Joe Webb covers the release of the League's State of Black Cincinnati report. http://local12.com/ ...
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The State of Black Cincinnati 2015

The State of Black Cincinnati 2015 Report

The State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities is a comprehensive report published by the Greater Cincinnati Urban League and ...
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High rents stress working poor

Ayanna Wallace, who manages our Financial Opportunities Center, is featured in a video and story in The Cincinnati Enquirer and ...
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The State of Black Cincinnati

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, and its affiliate, the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, will publish its report "The ...
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League releasing `State of Black Cincinnati 2015′ report Monday

PRESS RELEASE NEW URBAN LEAGUE PUBLICATION: 3 of 4 African-American Children under 6 years in Cincinnati are growing up in poverty ...
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Soaring above homelessness

The inspiring story of a young man who was finally ready to tell it, Trontez Mahaffey. Thank you to Lucy May, ...
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29 new Urban Leaguers

The SOAR class (Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention) and ACE (Accelerated Customer Service Education) graduate 21 and eight, respectively, ...
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Grad finds financial stability

Thank you to all of the grantors who make possible the services of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League's Financial Opportunities ...
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WCPO profiles SOAR graduates

Donna Bush, left, receives a hug from her daughter, Michelle Bush, after they both graduated from the Greater Cincinnati Urban ...
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SOAR moves next to Walnut Hills

Hand Up Walnut Hills Flyer-Final ...
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A hero’s civil rights story

`IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR PEOPLE COMING BEHIND YOU AND DON'T, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR ...
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Building big dreams

Iris Jennings and Ras Tosh Tafari are all smiles after graduating from the League's Construction Connections program Friday. Both graduated ...
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Madisonville SOAR graduates 19

The Greater Cincinnati Urban League graduated its second Hand Up Initiative SOAR class Thursday afternoon at the Madisonville Arts and ...
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4-year-old shooting victims

VIOLENCE, POLICE SHOOTING, ECONOMICS PROVOKE MEDITATION ON WHITE PRIVILEGE By Mark Curnutte AVONDALE -- The makeshift memorial, understandably, took form overnight Thursday ...
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Photographs and memories

FAMED CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHER, URBAN LEAGUE LION C. SMITH ENDS 60-YEAR CAREER: `GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME. I RECOGNIZE ...
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Small businesses learn how to access hard-to-get capital

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC), part of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, held another event in ...
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Call center grad comes up ACEs

MAKIAH DUFFY: `I HAVE TOO MUCH TALENT AND POTENTIAL' FOR TEMP JOBS Makiah Duffy's bright smile, not her eyes, were the ...
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Miami faculty visit Avondale, Urban League, see partnership

Four Miami University faculty members visited Friday to pursue partnership possibilities with the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. The faculty ...
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AABDP graduate honored

Peter McConney is a graduate of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League's African American Business Development Program and is going to ...
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Leading Dayton’s Urban League: Rev. Branford Brown, esquire

Branford Brown is executive director of the Miami Valley Urban League, a subsidiary of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern ...
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Fox 19 covers summer tech program

Thank you to Fox 19 WXIX-TV and reporter Lisa Hutson for their heartfelt story on the Urban League's summer tech ...
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Business Courier spotlights program

Thank you to the Cincinnati Business Courier and reporter Tatum Hunter for the story on the Urban League's program with ...
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League program with Toyota

Wonderful, touching story from Fox 19, WXIX-TV about the Urban League's youth program at Woodward Career Technical High School. Thank ...
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Ghosts of dead black men

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER OFFERS TWIN EXHIBIT LOOK AT SEACH FOR BLACKS' PAST, EXAMINATION OF PRESENT The asphalt-and-tar composite portraits -- haunting, at ...
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Today at the League

These SOAR graduates were part of first Hand Up Initiative class in Corryville. They are taking a test today to ...
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Urban Leaders program application

2016-2017 Urban Leaders Application 2016-2017 Urban Leaders Program Overview ...
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SOAR graduates discover hope

  MAYOR'S INITIATIVE LEADS PROGRAM INTO NEIGHBORHOODS The tears started before the words. “I was tired of struggling,” said Jamika Morris, 20, of Avondale, waving ...
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New possibility for at-risk teens

Toyota, Urban League connect to teens through technology, peace building BOND HILL – The bullet hole in the window and gouge in the ...
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Helping families displaced by fire

Angela Dews and her boyfriend, Ricardo Battle, of Forest Park, sit on some of the donated furniture the Urban League's ...
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Civil rights missing from bill

Letter from Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of Urban League of Southwestern Ohio, to Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and ...
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Citizens speak; Blackwell listens

AVONDALE -- An audience of more than 100 citizens -- not counting a dozen police officers and handful of elected ...
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Where to Get a Job

If you are looking for a job in the Greater Cincinnati area and you are not sure where to start ...
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These Companies are Transformational Supporters of the Urban League’s Corporate Heritage Annual Giving Program.