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Interview with Danielle Johnson: A Workforce Program Success Story

  “When I found out I had the job I called my mom, I called everyone, my daughter, my children, and I called Debra (the Director of the Urban League of Portland’s Workforce Department)” – Danielle Johnson, Community Liaison at The Urban League of Portland and Workforce client. Danielle Johnson...

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Enrollment Open For 2015 Summer Youth Employment Programs

  Applications for the Urban League of Portland’s 2015 Summer Youth Programs are available now online and at the Urban League offices at 10 N Russell Street. The Urban League of Portland’s Youth Programs serve to shepherd the youth in our community and empower them to achieve. We foster interactive...

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State of Black Oregon 2015 Charts a Roadmap for Progress

Portland, Oregon— Dismantling the state’s legacy of racial inequity is key to the future growth and prosperity of all Oregon, concludes the State of Black Oregon 2015, a comprehensive overview of the status of Black Oregonians statewide, published today (May 5)  from the Urban League of Portland. The State of...

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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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