Urban League #VoteForMe Project Gives Youth Voice in 2020 Election
Urban League in the News
From the Wisconsin State Journal, by Emilie Heidemann: gBETA Urban League participant forging new ground as the first African American owned cosmetology college in Madison.
Channel3000.com: MacKenzie Scott — a philanthropist who has given to several Madison-area groups in the past — recently donated $2.9 million to the organization, making hers the largest single private donation in the affiliate’s 55-year history,
Wisconsin State Journal: The Urban League of Greater Madison received a $2.9 million donation from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. “It’s going to be a game-changer for Urban League programming.”
AFAR Magazine: Little Cities That Think Big: 8 Forward-Thinking Destinations Across the U.S. A college town meets a state capital in Madison where a web of initiatives focuses on inclusion, culture, climate, and access to the outdoors. The new Black Business Hub, opening later this year, aims to launch Black and BIPOC entrepreneurs.
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.
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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