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

— Nelson Mandela

  • Want kids to learn and earn?

    Want kids to learn and earn?

    Hands on and virtual summer learning and work training options here.

  • 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.


For more than 100 years, the Columbus Urban League has not wavered. We remain steadfast in our commitment to create hope and opportunity for the nearly 40,000 African American and disadvantaged urban families we touch every year. We proudly offer an authentic, integrated system of services that touch every neighborhood in Columbus and Franklin County. This work strengthens families, overcomes barriers, achieves economic mobility, fosters entrepreneurship, constructs on-ramps to wealth creation through smart financial practices, and teaches children critical academic and life skills.

On the move for you during Uncertain Times