Urban League #VoteForMe Project Gives Youth Voice in 2020 Election
Urban League in the News
Madison has never seen anything like this. Ambitious initiatives happening at once promise to raise the South Side and the Black and brown experience in a city notorious for racial disparities and inequity.
From the Capital Times, by Nicholas Garton: A strong and united group is seeking to return south Madison to its place as the epicenter of Black and brown culture in Madison, provide resources for future generations to thrive, and change the narrative about what it means to be a person of color in Madison.
Nichole Crust, gBETA Urban League director, “I love that in this role I can unapologetically support Black-owned businesses,” Crust says.
Ascendium announced a $250,000 grant that will help expand and enhance career academies in high demand fields such as CDL drivers, solar installers, and more.
Madeline Westberg | HGNnews.com: Seven students from McFarland’s Indian Mound Middle School were recently honored by the Urban League for their academic work and community-mindedness.
Close to 30 organizations including the Urban League of Greater Madison and the Center for Black Excellence and Culture among organizations to receive investment dollars.
Exact Sciences announced the company is committing $500,000 to support construction of the Black Business Hub . Will also lease space in the building to connect with job seekers and community organizations.
NATALIE YAHR | THE CAPITAL TIMES: Minority-owned businesses that plan to use a forthcoming south side entrepreneurial hub will soon be eligible for an additional boost: Money.
From SPECTRUM NEWS 1: As Americans cast votes for this year’s Presidential election, Urban Leagues in Wisconsin sought to give people who can’t vote yet a chance to weigh in on issues important to them.
From the WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced his first 2021 budget initiative which is putting $2 million toward an economic development hub to support minority-owned businesses.
From the HEARLD-INDEPENDENT: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that he’s proposing $2 million in his 2021 budget to help the Urban League purchase a site for an economic development hub along the South Park Street corridor.
From NBC 15 – Dane Co. Executive Joe Parisi announced $2 million in the 2021 budget to assist the Urban League buy a new site for an economic development hub dedicated to supporting minority-owned businesses.
Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal – Joint Statement of the National Urban League and Wisconsin Urban League Affiliates
Joint Statement of the National Urban League and Wisconsin Urban League Affiliates in response to the acquittal of vigilante killer Kyle Rittenhouse.
A statement from the Black Leadership Council of Dane County regarding the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Athletic Director hiring process.
NBC 15 | CAROLINE PETERSON: A new program administered by the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) and funded by American Family Insurance will provide loans to new and emerging minority-owned businesses located in Madison’s new South Side hub.
Today, the Urban League of Greater Madison announced a new COVID-19 Workforce Relief and Recovery Initiative. Those looking for work and those looking for workers are encouraged to contact us immediately.
Summit Credit Union Announces $50,000 Challenge Gift to Urban League 1,500 Jobs, 1,500 Families Initiative
Summit Credit Union announces a $50,000 Challenge Gift to Urban League’s 1,500 Jobs, 1,500 Families Initiative. Summit Credit Union has agreed to match dollar?for?dollar any donation made to the Urban League up to a total of $50,000.
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The day-long Summit will feature keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities for an anticipated audience of 450+ business and community leaders from across the eight-county Madison Region.