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Work Readiness Training University Coming Soon

CUL’s Work Readiness Training University (WRTU) is coming back this year but in a new and improved way: Introducing WRTU 365! Experience. The registration portal will open soon. In the meantime, get your docs ready (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Report Card, Identification card, current proof of income, utility bill or lease, proof of JFS benefits, 2022 tax returns for self-employed).
And sign up to be notified when WRTU registration opens. Learn more

Earn great wages for in-demand jobs 

The Superior Group, in partnership with your Columbus Urban League, has launched Powered for Growth, in an effort to fill in-demand electrical and tech construction jobs—including roles for individuals who are brand new to the industry. Learn More

Need Housing Assistance?

Behind on your mortgage or utilities due to the pandemic? Visit our new Mortgage Assistance Page.
Think you’ve been a victim of housing discrimination? Visit our Fair Housing Page.

Empower U Spring Open House

CUL’s Empower U informs at-risk people on how to prevent relapses and rely on constructive alternative activities to deal with stress and anger and improve overall health and wellness. Learn more and experience a sample session on April 6th, from Noon to 1:30. Admission is free and lunch is provided. Register Now


The 105-year-old Columbus Urban League (CUL) is an advocate and resource for Black and urban communities that is dedicated to growing wealth, education, earning power and small businesses while also supporting strong families. Driven to advance racial equity and social justice, CUL has distinguished itself as an effective organization in numerous ways, including as one of only ten organizations to be selected for funding by One Million Black Women and by earning ranking as one of the top five percent of all 93 National Urban League affiliates.

Your CUL News Feed

  • Hightower Guest Column: Shift needed. Focusing only on ‘bad’ feeds biases, challenges Black people face. Read Dispatch Column
  • JPMorgan Chase commits $3 Million to Accelerate The Columbus Urban League & women entrepreneurs across Central Ohio. Read More
  • Start your Journey to Wealth with the new signature financial education program created by your coaches at CUL. Learn More
  • CUL’s Financial Empowerment Institute offers homebuyer and wealth building classes tailored to your needs. Learn More