“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many
times I fell down and got back up again.”

— Nelson Mandela

  • Never Waste a Crisis

    Never Waste a Crisis

    See what we've been up to since the pandemic hit in March of 2020.

  • Need emergency housing assistance?

    Need emergency housing assistance?

    Get up to $1,000 in help, regardless of your income.

  • Coming out of incarceration?

    Coming out of incarceration?

    Our coaches have been in your shoes and can help you make change for the better.

  • Re-opening Your Business?

    Re-opening Your Business?

    The new Minority Small Business Resiliency Initiative is here for you now.


Your Columbus Urban League has led Central Ohio’s racial and economic equity movement for more than a century. Our culturally authentic, integrated services achieve family stability and economic mobility, touching nearly 40,000 people annually. Thousands more now seek our help to survive health, economic and racist devastation. We relentlessly work for:

  • Recovery – emergency relief that keeps families in housing and businesses flourishing
  • Reform – policies that eliminate systemic racism
  • Resiliency – coaching that boosts individual earning power while leveling the economic playing field for black communities

On the move for you during Uncertain Times