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Economic Opportunity

Securing Economic Self-Reliance

economic empowerment 1The Urban League empowers African Americans and others to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wealth accrual by prioritizing “ladders out of poverty” programming.

Business Training Center – The Urban League helps clients to develop or refresh existing computer skills and to become knowledgeable about new technologies needed to compete in today’s job market.

Bridging the Digital Divide   – The Urban League helps to eliminate the lack of access to computers and technology skills for low-income clients by providing a state-of the art computer lab and instructional courses.

Employment Services   – The Urban League provides resume writing, interviewing, job prospecting classes and job placement to clients.

Financial Literacy Training – Through money mangement education and increased banking/loan opportunities, the Urban League assists low-income clientele to more effectively manage their finances.

HUD Housing Counseling   – The Urban League educates and empowers African Americans and others to achieve economic self-sufficiency by promoting homeownership and by providing housing counseling and homeownership assistance training to clients through its HUD Housing Counseling Program.

Weatherization   – The Urban League provides weatherization services to reduce ongoing utility costs; paying licensed contractors to install wall and ceiling insulation, caulking, weather stripping, glazed and repaired windows and doors, minor duct repair and complete furnace repair or tune-ups.

Youth Services – The Urban League provides career counseling and employment opportunities to St. Louis youth through the Workforce Investment Act and Jobs for Missouri Graduatges.



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