GWUL Helps Over 200 First Time Homebuyers Realize Their Dream Of Homeownership in Washington, D.C.

Oct 17, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) ended the 2016 Fiscal Year on September 30 with strong results for its Housing and Community Development Division. “We are ecstatic that we were able to provide assistance to 226 individuals and families who are first time homebuyers in the District of Columbia, said GWUL’s new Housing Director, Mr. Read more »

GWUL Voter Registration Drive 2016

Sep 27, 2016

The 2016 Presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most important and consequential elections of our lifetime. Read more »

Over 1000 backpacks distributed at GWUL's Back To School Festival

Sep 2, 2016

Over 1000 backpacks distributed at GWUL's Back To School Festival Read more »

ECP's New Business Training Program Adds Day Classes

Aug 4, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th The Greater Washington Urban League Entrepreneurship Center introduced a new 10-week summer intensive training program, which was welcomed by the DC small business community with enthusiasm, filling all of the program’s available spaces. Due to the overwhelming acceptance of this new concept the league expanded to add a third class in an effort to provide the program to more eager entrepreneurs. Read more »

National Urban League: Dallas Police Shootings "Horrific"

Jul 8, 2016

NEW YORK (July 8, 2016) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in regard to the deadly violence against police officers in Dallas:

"Like all Americans, we in the Urban League Movement are horrified by the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. The violence in our streets is a crisis of epidemic proportions, and we must come together as a nation to end it.

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Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in American Cities

Jul 6, 2016

Urban gun violence touches on issues central to American life: safety, equality, opportunity, and community. As thousands of city residents are killed or injured with guns each year, mayors and other community leaders face an urgent challenge: finding effective solutions and implementing them to make a difference now and into the future. This report, a collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the National Urban League, is a tool for all city leaders who want to reduce gun violence.

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