We are your Urban League of Portland

Empowering Black communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington 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; 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, empower Black communities to thrive across Oregon and SW Washington.

Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
Programs & Services

Our culturally specific programs connect Black youth and families, young professionals, adults, and seniors with access to vital resources.

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Stay on top of the important conversations we are sharing with our community about our work.


We are your source for events that link you to valuable skill building opportunities and equip you with beneficial resources.

Help create more Black success stories

At the Urban League we uplift our community which uplifts us all. Help us create more Black success stories by donating today

Looking Ahead



"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