The mission at the Urban League of Southern Connecticut (ULSC) is to enable African Americans and other minority groups to secure and sustain economic self-reliance and parity through education and instruction. The vision of ULSC is to unify, inspire and empower our community through leadership, advocacy and development.
ULSC’s goals are tied to the organization’s mission of enabling economically disadvantage groups to secure and sustain economic self-reliance and parity. ULSC carries out its mission at the local level through direct services and advocacy. The League’s programs are designed to engage, empower and encourage all people to take an active role in improving their quality of life. Through ULSC’s Economic Empowerment Agenda we address the following:
· Empowered through Education: With the support of partners and educational programs, ULSC prepares students for success with academic and workforce initiatives. Youth activities are designed to address the social, educational, personal, and fundamental needs of young people.
· Empowered through Housing & Economic Development: ULSC offers various services to assist in the eradication of poverty and help families overcome financial hurdles and obtain financial stability. The services include the Mortgage Mediation program, Homebuyer Education, Financial Education and Credit Repair Training. These programs are designed to help individuals improve their living situations, make sound economic decisions, and generate both personal and community wealth.
· Empowered through Workforce Development: In an effort to assist clients gain employment and build sustainable careers, ULSC provides workforce development services to further impact an individual’s success. Offerings include job placement programs, career training, resume writing workshops, job interview preparation workshops and computer and Internet training. Workforce programs are specifically designed to provide professional development and job-placement activities that help individuals obtain employment that is personally fulfilling and economically rewarding.
The Urban League’s focus is on economic empowerment which includes its housing and job training programs that are designed to strengthen the current economic climate and lessen the disparity that plagues minority communities through education and advocacy. There is a need to train, inform and educate those who are in need of the skills that will allow for economic growth and a reduction in the monetary disparities.
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A strong economy begins with a community that supports its people. When you support workforce training, financial literacy and public transportation, you enable individuals and families to work where they live, increasing their chances of economic success.
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