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.

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Career seekers, career changers and employers are invited to our 39th Annual Career Connections Job Fair. It will be held in person on April 18th, 2024 from 11 am until 3 pm at the Crowne Plaza Portland located 1441 NE Second Avenue Portland, OR 97232. This event is free and open to the public.

If you're career seeking:
Join participants from all backgrounds with a wide variety of academic and professional experiences to learn about work opportunities in this post-pandemic economy. This event is not only for unemployed folks, but also those that are currently employed and looking for a change. We encourage everyone to register and share their potential with employers! Registration and additional information are available at Career Seeker Registration.

If you're hiring:
Employers will have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of diverse career seekers and share their current vacancies. We ensure that our employers are as diverse as the career seekers who attend. Visit Career Connections Job Fair Registration to find a listing of our recruiter packages. 

Questions? Please reach out to CareerConnections@ulpdx.org.

We look forward to seeing you on April 18th! 

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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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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