Columbus Urban League
The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community-based, nonprofit, advocacy organization. Founded in 1918, the CUL is an affiliate of the National Urban League, which promotes equitable access to resources.Mission:
To empower families in need with datadriven, life-changing strategies designed to support the achievement of self-reliance and self-sufficiency and family stabilization.Programs and Services:
The Workforce Development department offers both individual and group job search training and work skills training to help job seekers, specifically, hard to employ customers to obtain and retain employment. The Education department provides a host of educational and prevention programs that address the academic, social, physical/health and emotional needs of youth in contact with the community. The AfricanAmerican Male Initiative is designed to empower AfricanAmerican males with reducing contact with the criminal justice system, increasing physical health, and improving connections with their children and families. The Housing Services department educates participants about fair housing laws and practices, prepares potential buyers for homeownership and helps to prevent homelessness through tenant/landlord mediation and foreclosure prevention services. Through partnership with the YMCA, the Head Start program prepares children cognitively and socially for school through education, health and nutrition plus other wrap-around services.