Join Us on #Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We also have two others for shopping and getting great internet deals. Our outreach to you today is different. #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 renewing member of the Urban League of Portland at the Advocate of Equality level, in...

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Action Alert! 11/25/14

MICHAEL BROWN GRAND JURY (October 2014-January 2015?) Today, 11/25/14, the day after the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, along with community partners including the Urban League of Portland, will hold an emergency action at 4:00 PM in front of the...

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We’re Searching for a New CEO

As he announced at our annual meeting in June, our President & CEO, Michael Alexander is planning to retire next year.  We are beginning our search for his succesor. The posting is now open, and suitable candidates may apply now. Read more about the position and instructions for application here.  The...

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Karis Wash

Interview with Karis Wash: A Workforce Program Success Story

Karis Wash moved to Portland in 2013, and quickly reached out to the Urban League of Portland’s Workforce Department, which he’d heard about at church. Wash had an impressive work history, had attended college in New Mexico, and serves as a reservist in the National Guard, but he needed some...

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Interview with Carol Smith: A Workforce Program Success Story

Soon after Carol Adrianne Smith arrived in Portland, she took action to get involved in the community. After moving to the area with plans to apply to Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) graduate program, the Long Island, NY native reached out to the local NAACP chapter to find opportunities...

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