The vocation of every man and woman is to serve humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

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Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

In OKC on November 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City communicates the importance of assisting the under served as well as any organization I have seen. They are well known for building partnerships with businesses and other organizations that benefit inner city communities. This effort includes engaging professionals to volunteer as teachers and mentors for adults who do not have ready access to formal education. The Urban Leagues other areas of focus are (from their website):

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The entrepreneurship program provides services in: credit reports, business plan development, loan application processing, business registration packets, market research, seminars & workshops, procurement assistance, referrals and legal status development. 

JOBS AND TRAINING

The Workforce Development Department specializes in training for the hardest to employ or individuals that are underemployed.  The department also works to contact central Oklahoma’s major employers with the urban employees.

The department provides career development resources including job readiness training, annual career expo, and diversity training for employers.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The affordable housing program provides quality & affordable homes to low to moderate income families by rehabilitating existing structures & constructing new homes.

The program also facilitates FREE weatherization services and prepares families for home ownership by hosting homebuyer education and credit counseling workshops.

URBAN HEALTH

The urban health program works to increase awareness of breast health, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and cancer prevention through free community health fairs, referrals, group interventions and free fitness activities.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The children and families department provides after school tutoring, food vouchers, utility assistance, bus passes and parent training for adults.


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