"We all can support this organization to make sure that young people, who need an opportunity, a trade or a job, can fulfill their dreams and take care of themselves and their families. A lot of times, we forget that we used to be there too."

-Earvin "Magic" and Cookie Johnson

The mission of the league

The mission of the Los Angeles Urban 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.

Our Programs


The Los Angeles Urban League champions public policy initiatives that ensure every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits, quality and affordable healthcare solutions, institutions of higher learning, and safe housing on fair terms.


The Los Angeles Urban League works to decrease unemployment and under-employment of African-Americans and other minorities by delivering employment services to individuals and families that promote economic self-sufficiency through career counseling, job placement, retention and advancement.


Our Entrepreneurship and Business Development work provides minority-owned businesses with technical training and corporate and public sector relationships to create economic opportunities that ensure long-term growth and sustainability.

Support the Movement

For 97 years, the Los Angeles Urban League has faithfully served our community with a commitment to ensure equality and dignity for all members of the African American and minority community. As we continue to march firmly toward our centennial year, we proudly move forward to empower, educate, and serve the people of our communities through workforce development and entrepreneurship, economic development, youth development, education, and advocacy.