About the Los Angeles Urban League


Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League is recognizing more than 90 years of service to our Los Angeles communities. The League is the city’s premier organization in advancing equal opportunities on behalf of African Americans and other minority youths and adults through innovative job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs. Nolan V. Rollins serves as the President & CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the largest and most successful affiliates of the National Urban League, which has affiliates in 100 cities throughout the United States.

The Los Angeles Urban League has been at the forefront of identifying and addressing issues that are of concern to African Americans and other minorities in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California. The mission of the League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region. Beyond its talented and dedicated staff, one of the strongest assets of the League is its Board of Directors which includes business leaders, corporations and individuals who are committed stakeholders in the success of neighborhood change. The Los Angeles Urban League has been recognized for excellence by the National Urban League, including the highest national honor as Affiliate of the Year. Our auxiliaries – the Young Professionals and the Guild – have also received national recognition for exemplary service.

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