Join the Urban League on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back in support of organizations who seek to serve the greater good. This week, if you become a new or renewingmember of the Urban League of Portland at the $125 Advocate of Equality level, in addition to supporting one of the leading voices for people of color in the region,...

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A Statement to Our Members

STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT & CEO NKENGE HARMON JOHNSON TO MEMBERS OF THE URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND Together with other community leaders and concerned citizens, today I sent a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and other statewide- and locally elected officials calling for an immediate response to the Department of...

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Letter to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum from Community Organizations Regarding Online Surveillance

Attorney General Rosenblum:   We, the undersigned, have been notified that the Oregon Department of Justice has conducted digital surveillance on Oregonians because of their use of the Black Lives Matter hashtag on social media.   As recounted by our colleague, Urban League of Portland President Nkenge Harmon Johnson, and...

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Van Jones at The Urban League of Portland

Van Jones, a regular CNN political commentator, author of two New York Times best-selling books, and former green jobs adviser to President Barack Obama, stopped by the Urban League of Portland on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 to talk to community leaders about connecting low-opportunity youth to careers in technology. Jones...

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It’s in My Veins

Portland’s small African and African American Community Health Worker community is on the map! This year we invite you to celebrate with us by reading and sharing the lessons learned from our journey to build the We Are Health Movement. After more than three years’ worth of working planning, training,...

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Enrollment Open For Urban League’s After School Program

The Urban League of Portland is now accepting applications for it’s After School Leadership Program. The Urban League of Portland’s After School Leadership Program provides academic support to high school and middle school students through homework clubs, leadership development training, post secondary education workshops, and community service opportunities. The program...

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