The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization. Founded in 1918, the CUL is an affiliate of the National Urban League. We stand as one of the largest and most prestigious community‐based organizations in Central Ohio. Ranked in the top 5% of the 88-affiliate network of the Urban League movement nationally, we are one of the oldest organizations in the United States promoting equal and equitable access to resources.


The mission of the Columbus Urban League is to empower African Americans and disenfranchised groups through economic, educational and social progress.


The Columbus Urban League is a premier customer-driven organization advocating to empower individuals and deliver transformational services with integrity, innovation and collaboration. We are committed to being the preferred provider to our families, communities, stakeholders and philanthropic entities.

Core Values

  • Equity and Justice
  • High Performance
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment