About Us

    Urban League Movement  
    FamilyThe Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African-Americans and others to enter the economic and social mainstream.

The Urban League movement was founded in 1910. The National Urban League which is headquartered in New York City spearheads our nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based movement. The heart of that movement is our professionally staffed Urban League affiliates in over 100 cities in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Jacksonville Urban League was founded in 1947.

National Urban League Strategy
Ensuring that our children are well-educated and equipped for economic self-reliance in the 21st century.

Empowering all people in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, good jobs, home ownership. entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.

Working to build healthy and safe communities and to eliminate health disparities through prevention, healthy eating, fitness, and access to affordable healthcare.

Empowering communities to take an active role in determining the direction, quality of life, public policy and leadership in their communities through full participation as citizens and voters, as well as through active community service and leadership development.

Ensuring our civil rights by eradicating all barriers to equal participation in the economic and social mainstream of America.

Guiding Principles

To be recognized as the most respected service provider that fosters pathways to education, employment and economic empowerment.


As an affiliate of the NUL, the mission of the Jacksonville Urban League is to assist African Americans and others achieve economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Core Values
Quality - We make quality the cornerstone of all activities and commit ourselves to the highest standards in our delivery of services. We strive for excellence by continuously improving all that we do.

- We are honest, respecful, and forthright in our actions. We are committed to operating in the best interest of our constituents, employees, and partners.

- We achieve the best result by working together. We work as a team and value and respect the contribution of others and demonstrate integrity, service and collaboration in every action.

- We respect the needs and expectations of our constituents. We empower our employees who are committed to provide the service our constituents demand and expect.

- We lead by example in what we do. We take responsibility, provide guidance, and engage and inspire one another to achieve our full potential. We hold ourselves and each other accountable in everything we do.

Jacksonville Urban League Strategy
The Jacksonville Urban League employs a three-pronged strategy, our 3E Strategy, that is embedded in the National Urban League strategy listed above:

  • Education
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Employment and Training

For more information on the Jacksonville Urban League, go to the website at  www.jaxul.org.