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; 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.

Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
Hiring Event
Urban League of Portland Hiring Event!

The Urban League is recruiting for over a dozen vacancies ranging from community-focused direct service to culturally-specific program management. Register to attend our Hiring Event on December 17th and take the first step toward joining our team. 

Willamette Week Give!Guide

Give!Guide is Portland's easiest path to end-of-year giving. The campaign begins on November 1 and closes at midnight December 31.

Programs & Services

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


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

ulpdx members

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

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