Established in 1945, the Urban League of Portland is one of the oldest African American service, civil rights and advocacy organizations in the area. We are part of a network of over 90 National Urban League Affiliates across the country and are recognized as one of the leading voices for African Americans and other people of color in the region. We are a key coalition-builder amongst other African American organizations, and work extensively with both traditional and emerging African American groups, the faith-based community, minority businesses, and other organizations of color, including immigrants and refugees. The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Our programs include a distinctive blend of direct services, organizing, outreach, and advocacy. We offer workforce services, community health services, summer youth programming, senior services, meaningful civic engagement opportunities, and powerful advocacy.

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  • Celebrating Investiture of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne C. Nelson

    In 1988, Washington named its first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Charles Z. Smith. Twenty years later, Oregon has done the same. The Urban League is proud...

  • 2018 Career Connections Job Fair

      The first Tuesday of April the Urban League of Portland will host the 2018 Career Connections Job Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel – Lloyd Center. ...

  • Urban League Proudly Sponsors Adwa Celebration

    The Urban League is a proud sponsor of this year’s Adwa Victory Day celebration in Portland. We are pleased to join the Ethiopian Community in...

  • Black Panther Movie Viewing!

    Join us for a special screening of Black Panther! Cinetopia Progress Ridge, in cooperation with The Urban League of Portland, is offering a screening for...

  • 2018 Urban League Legislative Action Day

    On February 6th, students, families, community-based organizations, community members, and the Urban League of Portland will gather in the Oregon Capitol Building. Together, we will...