Empowering Black communities in Oregon and Southwest since 1945
Urban League of Portland is one of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African-Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.
We do this by investing in stable housing; through workforce development; community health; education and well-being; for our youth, adults and seniors. Our culturally specific programs and services, combined with our powerful advocacy and civic engagement, empowers Black communities to thrive across Oregon and SW Washington.
"We are excited to charge into the next decade fueled by the energy of our historic accomplishments. Please join us as we inspire economic success for our Black communities into the next decade."
-Nkenge Harmon Johnson | President and Chief Executive Officer
The virtual event will feature commentary from our Board Chair Michael Lewellen and Urban League of Portland’s President and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson. We will also share inspiring stories of resilience in our community as well as spotlight fellow civil rights advocates, social justice champions, and equity leaders.
Connecting Black Oregon