Our Mission

To assist under-served citizens in the achievement of social and economic equality through advocacy, collaboration direct services and research.

Sustaining Our Legacy


Since 1913, The Urban League of Greater Richmond has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. 
Our goals are to continue strengthening current programs and expand according to community needs. As the community determines service gaps, the Urban League will coordinate efforts to fill those gaps. 
With limited financial resources, the Urban League is moving forward in making a positive difference in the lives of many of our citizens. Our focus is on increasing memberships, promote community involvement and identify additional financial resources to maximize the delivery of needed program services. 
The Urban League is an organization that is truly committed to improving the economic conditions of people who are in need of our services.

Our Strategy


The Urban League of Greater Richmond is committed to implementing its mission with a strategic focus on educational equality, economic development and social justice and through the well-informed pursuit of the following strategies:
  • Ensuring access to quality education that prepares individuals to become lifelong learners and to be competitive and successful in the global economy.
  • Educating and advocating for healthy and safe communities through prevention, healthy eating, fitness, as well as ensuring complete access to affordable health care for all people.Preparing individuals for work at all levels in an ever-changing economy, developing engaged citizens, and building strong families.
  • Supporting community based investment and growth through facilitating entrepreneurship, business development, and home and real estate ownership.
  • Advocating for policies and programs that ensure equal participation by all citizens in the economic and social mainstream.