Our Annual Report is Now Available!

  The Urban League of Portland’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2012 was released June 27th 2013, at our Annual Meeting.  The report highlights the important work of our programs, staff, and volunteers over the past twelve months. The ten-page report includes full color images from memorable events of the...

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Cultural Competency Victory!

After several years of work the Oregon Cultural Competency Legislative Action Coalition finally prevailed with a legislative victory to advance cultural competency training statewide to health professionals. “We can’t deliver patient-delivered care if it does not respond to the individual culture of the patient,” Sen. Winters told her Senate colleagues,...

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Oregon State Legislature Passes Natural Hair Care

The Urban League of Portland today welcomed the majority vote in the Oregon State Senate to pass HB3409A on Natural Hair Care. The legislation now goes back to the Oregon House of Representatives  where it already passed unanimously, because of minor changes, will then move on to Governor Kitzhaber for signing....

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Urban League’s Summer Youth Programs: Now Accepting Applications!

The Urban League of Portland is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for all of our summer youth programs.  This year we are offering a five week program for youth age 15-25,  designed to prepare African American students for entering the realm of employment.  The program features a 3 day science camp...

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Norma Jean Mullen

We Believe All Oregonians Deserve a Secure Retirement

Norma Mullens, the director of our Senior Services program, which provides services to low-income seniors of color that enable them to live healthy, independent, and safe lives in their homes, co-authored an important op-ed in the Oregonian.  Co-written with Kristin Teigen, president of the Oregon chapter of the National Organization for Women,...

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U.S. Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

JOIN The Urban League of Portland and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, M.D. in supporting Community Water Fluoridation U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., officially endorsed community water fluoridation as “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of...

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Urban League Senior Services Now Available in East Multnomah County!

The Urban League of Portland Seniors Program has been successfully serving seniors in North and Northeast Portland for more than 35 years.  In response to an emerging need in East Multnomah County, the Urban League is providing options counseling and support to living in mid-to east Portland, as well.  Our goal is...

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Urban League Volunteers at Comcast Cares day

Urban League Volunteers Help Out on Comcast Cares Day

The Urban League of Portland’s team of volunteers was proud to serve at Faubion K-8 School.  By far the largest project for the region’s Comcast Cares Day’s events, more than 250 employee volunteers worked hard to transform this school inside and out. We painted the teachers lounge, wiped down the lockers, deep-cleaned...

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Urban League Celebrates Oregon Houses Unanimous Passage of Natural Hair Care bill

Oregon House of Representatives Passes Natural Hair Care Bill

Portland–  The Urban League of Portland today welcomed the unanimous  60-0 vote in the Oregon House of Representatives to pass HB3409A on Natural Hair Care. The legislation, which now goes on to the Senate, will create a special limited license for the practice of natural hair care, which includes brushing,...

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