Welcome to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
The mission of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights. The Urban League will be the catalyst for this change through advocacy, coalition building, program services and by promoting communication and understanding among different races and cultures.
The vision of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. is that African Americans and others in the St. Louis region will have the opportunity to create economically self-sufficient lives in communities that are flourishing with opportunity and growth.
The Urban League advocates for and empowers African Americans and others in Metropolitan St. Louis by pursuing the following priorities:
1. Economic Empowerment: Empowering all people in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, good jobs, homeownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.
2. Education Quality and Equality: Ensuring that all of our children are well-educated and prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st century through college scholarships, early childhood literacy and Head Start.
3. Meeting Families Basic Needs: Providing basic needs to stabilize disadvantaged families in order to benefit our communities.
4. Civic Engagement and Social Justice: Promoting and ensuring our civil rights by actively working to eradicate all barriers to equal participation in all aspects of American society, whether political, economic, social, educational or cultural.
5. Sustainable Quality Services: Continuing to build upon the administrative strength, reputation and fiscal capacity of the organization in order to provide excellent services to our clients.
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