All-Star Advocates

As we look back on the 2013 Legislative session, the Urban League is celebrating its most successful session ever. We kicked off the session by bringing 200 folks to the Capital. Thanks to your support and that of our partners, we have passed legislation that will have a big impact...

Continue reading

10 North Russell

Community Survey – Please Take a Moment to Help!

We are currently conducting a very brief survey, gathering input from the community about how the Urban League’s Advocacy & Civic Engagement Program should focus its energies. This very brief survey will help us design our programs to match the needs of the community, and will help us advocate on...

Continue reading

Volunteers Needed!

Help the Urban League of Portland achieve our mission of empowering African Americans in the region to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.  At this time we are in need of volunteer support to assist us in planning and data entry for our 2013 Equal Opportunity Day dinner...

Continue reading

Justice for Trayvon Martin

On Saturday July 13th, we were reminded of the importance of the work of the Urban League and others of good faith in our ongoing quest for justice and equal treatment under law. The verdict rendered in the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin was heartbreaking...

Continue reading

Five Minute Survey to Help Our Community

 The Urban League of Portland is beginning work to produce an updated version of its seminal report, 2009’s State of Black Oregon.  This version, due in late 2014, will be an updated report on the disparities between African Americans and the majority population in the state based on key social and...

Continue reading

Urban League of Portland Enjoyed Good in the Hood!

The Urban League of Portland had a great time at this year’s Good in the Neighborhood Food and Music Festival!  Our staff and volunteers marched in the parade and gave out oranges as a healthy treat along the route.  We set up an information table in the shade at the festival...

Continue reading