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.


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