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Columbus Urban League celebrates accomplishments of local women

By Rodney Dunigan WSYX – ABC6 The Columbus Urban LeagueĀ is continuing to lead the charge to recognize those making a difference in the community. Thursday, the organization held itsĀ Herstory MakersĀ event, […]

Columbus Urban League receives $300,000 donation from KeyBank

Video via 10TV   Grant dollars will support Columbus Urban League’s mission of dismantling systemic barriers faced by Black and Urban Communities and investing in people’s strengths to stabilize families […]

Dispatch Guest Column: Columbus residents ‘hunger for a chance’ yet region ranks town bottom for racial inclusion

“As we bury the Rust Belt and polish the Tech Belt, letā€™s come together and co-create a world-class inclusive economy,” Stephanie Hightower By Stephanie Hightower Dispatch Guest Columnist Like many […]

Columbus Urban League prepping for new central Ohio industries

ļ»æ By Cierra Johnson NBC4 Are workers in central Ohio prepared for a career shift? The nonprofit Columbus Urban League (CUL) is shifting its programming to make sure the clients […]

CMC Forum: Pathways to Prosperity — Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Central Ohio

Via Columbus Metropolitan Club What are the chronic factors that are keeping so many Columbus families ā€“ more than one in ten ā€“ locked in a multi-generational cycle of poverty, […]

Columbus Partnership, Urban League aim to spread the wealth of Intel, high-tech jobs

By Carrie Ghose Columbus Business First Columbus Urban League aims to raise $1.2 million to create a Career Connect Hub to guide people from underrepresented groups through the steps to […]

Columbus Urban League, Columbus Partnership Outline Ways to Bridge the Opportunity Gap

Survey Says: Community ready to seize the jobs of the future, but needs assist COLUMBUS ā€“ All of Greater Columbus is excited for the wealth building opportunities that derive from […]

Hightower Statement on CHIPS Act incentives for Intel/Central Ohio

The following is a statement from Stephanie Hightower, Columbus Urban League President & CEO, on the announcement of Federal CHIPS Act incentives for the Intel project in Central Ohio: ā€œCongratulations […]

‘Suited and booted’: New My Brother’s Closet available on Morse Road

Via ABC6 “It’s an opportunity to help build self-confidence, and for men to come in here and say, ‘Look at me; I’m suited, I’m booted, and I am ready for […]

Father-daughter dance ‘the crown jewel’ of Black Girl Dad Week, Feb. 12-18

By Belinda M. Paschal Columbus Dispatch When Kevin Grove describes his 10-year-old daughter, Kyndal, the gleam of admiration in his eyes is as powerful as his glowing praise. “My favorite […]