Current Programs and Resources

To meet the needs of the diverse and growing communities throughout Los Angeles we will continue to expand our program offerings with a focus on social advocacy, entrepreneurial enrichment, and workforce development. Sign up to receive updates when new programs and services become available.

Construction Career Academy

Our construction apprenticeship readiness program prepares candidates to take and pass a union trade entry exam. The program is 10-weeks and includes 80-hours of instruction. Students not only learn about different pathways into construction, but also how to thrive in their new construction career. Topics of instruction include: construction math, interview techniques and workplace retention skills.

Biz Camp

Biz Camp

In partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, pronounced “NIFTY”) and American Airlines, the Los Angeles Urban League offers a Summer Entrepreneurial Business Institute for students ages 13-18 who reside in Los Angeles County.  “BizCamp,” the two-week summer institute invites students to take a critical look at the needs of their community and then take action by developing an original business concept to positively create opportunity.

All of this leads up to the grand finale – the presentation of their business plan in the hopes of receiving a cash award to be applied to the development of their business moving forward. 

Backstage Careers

Backstage Careers

Our Backstage Careers program prepares participants to start a new career in the entertainment industry by providing education and training in partnership with leading entertainment companies. We work with TV and film studios, production companies, entertainment guilds and unions to provide clients with internship stipends, apprenticeships and, job placements.

Small Business Connections

Metro has teamed up with Los Angeles Urban League to provide hands-on business assistance and support services to small businesses along the Crenshaw/LAX corridor during the four-year term of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Metro’s Business Solution Center (BSC) offers business development services, website development, and other business resources.
Bet Tzedek provides legal support to small business entrepreneurs to nurture talent and empower those who seek to build a better future in marginalized and under-served communities.

To find out if you qualify for assistance, submit a Small Business Development Project Pro Bono Assistance Application.

Los Angeles Urban League has partnered with Avisare to help level the playing field for small businesses to compete for government contracts.

This cloud-based procurement platform allows small businesses to spend less time on research and more time bidding on relevant opportunities from government agencies and Tier 1 contractors.

Los Angeles Urban League serves, educates and empowers African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance and civil rights by providing targeted social programs and advocating for issues that benefit our communities.

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