HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, plans to introduce a House resolution in honor of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s centennial year.

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh was founded in 1918 and promotes racial equality, self-reliance and community empowerment. Programs focus on housing, financial literacy, youth leadership and development, family support and advocacy within the community.

“For the past 100 years, the lifework of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has centered on empowering communities and changing lives,” said Wheatley, who is the Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee. “So many African-Americans and minorities have been able to flourish and succeed because they were empowered through the Urban League’s mission of economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.”

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is located at 610 Wood St. The nonprofit organization is an affiliate of the National Urban League.