FEATURED PHOTO: MARSHA A. MOCKABEE PRESIDENT/ CEO URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER CLEVELAND
mxoentertainment.com, Posted August 8th 2019
The mission of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for African-Americans and other minority members to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services.
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), a community based nonprofit organization was established in 1917, in response to the needs of families migrating from the South to urban cities in the North. Leveraging its assets as advocate and service provider, the ULGC helped to mitigate the issues of housing discrimination, limited access to employment, quality education, and poor landlord tenant relations. In its 99-year history, the ULGC has delivered upon this mission to enable African Americans and other minority members to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services. Partnering with government, corporate, and community organizations has enabled ULGC’s ability to respond effectively to the needs of those on the economic and social margins.
Throughout the past 102 years, whatever obstacles that confronted African Americans and their ability to gain parity with the majority community, the Urban League has been there to open doors of access, to provide education, and to advocate for opportunities. From housing and job discrimination to school desegregation and voter registration, the Urban League has been there. From basic skills training and job skill development to business and economic development, the Urban League has been there.
The Urban League Guild is an auxiliary volunteer group of men and women who are a cross-section of our community: serving as ambassadors supporting fund-raising, promoting membership and volunteer opportunities to serve the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland and the Urban League Guild have joined forces with our Lead Sponsor, Dominion Energy to create a new tradition: The Spring in Bloom Equal Opportunity Community Brunch. This event blends traditions from the historic Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon and the Guild’s Spring in Bloom Luncheon in a fusion of a new Community Brunch format fundraiser. The Community Brunch will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10am to 12:30 pm at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. There will be community Equity Champion awards, entertainment by two amazing community youth groups, a delicious brunch menu and great fellowship. And to top it off, an extensive vendor fair, highlighting some of the League’s emerging Entrepreneurship Center’s clients.
Tickets and more information about the brunch is available here.