The Mission of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights.

Strategy & Vision Statement

The Urban League employs the following 5-point strategy, tailored to local needs, in order to implement our mission:

  • Education and Youth Empowerment
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Health and Quality of Life Empowerment
  • Civic Engagement Empowerment
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment

We believe that it is imperative that the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh gathers resources to ensure social, political and economic justice for all Americans. The Urban League will provide bold leadership, innovative programs and policies to strengthen the region by helping African Americans reach their full potential. With the active engagement in the Pittsburgh community, the Urban League advocates economic opportunity and justice that leads to significant improvement in the quality of our lives.

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is recognized as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.