Midge Purcell, Smokefree Oregon Hero

Our Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Midge Purcell, was featured as a part of the Smokefree Oregon Heroes campaign.  For decades, tobacco companies have aggressively targeted minority communities by using cultural appropriation in advertising. In the video, Midge talks about the devastating effect that this has on the African...

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State of Black Oregon Launch, May 5

When Tuesday May 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT Add to Calendar Where Portland Community College Cascade Campus 705 N Killingsworth St Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building #104/Auditorium Portland, OR 97217 Driving Directions Please register to attend our 2015 State of Black Oregon release. The State of Black...

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The Urban League of Portland’s
2015 Career Fair

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is not required of job seekers. Job seekers do not need to register before attending the event.   This annual event gives job seekers the chance to meet face to face with recruiters from some...

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Want a Job Making a Difference in Our Community?

We’re looking for an Organizing Director to join our team. The Urban League of Portland is looking for an experienced, motivated individual to join a talented team of organizers to build grassroots power in African American/Black communities to advance racial and social justice.  The ideal candidate has strong racial justice...

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Introducing Our New President & CEO

Oregon Native, Former Staffer for Obama Administration Succeeds Michael Alexander As 14th Leader in 70-Year History of Local Civil Rights, Economic Equity and Advocacy Organization PORTLAND (April 14, 2015) –  A new era is beginning for the Urban League of Portland as attorney Nkenge Harmon Johnson, an Oregon native, becomes the...

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Youth Employment – Summer Works Jobs!

The Urban League of Portland, in partnership, with Summer Works – a Worksystems Program, invites Young Adults ages 16 – 21 years of age to apply for a Paid Work Experience Job Placement opportunity! Summer Works Goal: Youth to learn & apply work-place skills, earn money and develop good work habits....

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Save the Date for our 2015 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner, 9/29/15

The Urban League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner is still a few months away and we want to make sure you’ll join us!  Mark your calendars now for a fun and exciting evening. Urban League of Portland’s Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner 2015 Presented by Portland Development Commission and Wells Fargo. Tuesday,...

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