Urban League Of Southern Connecticut
1000 Lafayette Blvd
Suite 401
Bridgeport CT 06604
Contact Information
Address 1000 Lafayette Blvd
Suite 401
Bridgeport, CT 06604-
Telephone (203) 3275810 x3275810
Fax 203-406-0008
E-mail kwingoulsc@gmail.com
Web and Social Media

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.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1969
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Charity Type I Supporting Organization
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Valarie Shultz-Wilson
Board Chair Mr. Ethan "Tony" Loney
Board Chair Company Affiliation NBC Universal
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years

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.

Background Since 1969, the Urban League of Southern Connecticut has helped residents improve their economic status. Through its unique programs, the League seeks to empower individuals and families as they create brighter futures for themselves and build stronger communities. ULSC is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and serves communities in the Fairfield, New Haven, New London and Middlesex counties. ULSC provides a wide range of services to low-income and hard to serve individuals and families, and our primary focus is Workforce Development, Youth Education, Housing and Economic Sustainability.

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.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Urban & Community Economic Development
Areas Served
East Haven
Lower Naugatuck Valley
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
State wide
West Haven
Urban League of Southern Connecticut's service area covers Fairfield, New Haven, New London, and Middlesex counties and stretches from Greenwich to Stamford to Bridgeport to New Haven to Danbury.
Description Our Strategy: The League implements its mission through its three-pronged strategy: 1) Ensuring that our children are well educated and equipped for economic self-reliance in the 21st century; 2) Helping adults attain economic self-sufficiency through good jobs, homeownership, entreprenuership and wealth accumulation; and 3) Ensuring our civil rights by eradicating all barriers to equal participation in the economic and social mainstream. Some examples of this include;
* The Economic Self-Sufficiency & Technology department that recently built 48 state-of-the-art Digital Campuses in 44 Urban League affiliates. A Digital Campus is a network computer lab which harnesses the power of technology to support child development, after-school and adult training programs at Urban League affiliates.
* The Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) which meets the needs, interests and desires of Historically Black Colleges by providing mentors, and role models to over fifty college campuses. Over 400 mid and upper management executives travel to school campuses equipped and prepared to extend a hand in workforce development.
* The Seniors in Community Service Program enrolls older adults-whose incomes are at or below 125% of poverty level-and places them in subsidized training positions in public and private nonprofit community-service agency.
* The Workforce Investment Demonstration Project has provided technical assistance and training to over 5,000 affiliate staff and employment/training service providers in support of planned or existing employment and training services.
Population Served / /
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The National Minority Business Council honored the National Urban League with the Charles T. Haffey Outstanding Community Service Award for 2006.
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Valarie Shultz-Wilson
Term Start Mar 2006
Email vswilson@ulsc.org
Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 2
Staff Retention Rate 75%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2010
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Senior Staff
Title VP, Economic Empowerment Programs
Title VP, Economic Empowerment Programs
Formal Evaluations
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Mr. Ethan "Tony" Loney
Company Affiliation NBC Universal
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
Ms. Kristina Allen Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Ms. Mudita Bhargava Royal Bank of Scotland
Rev. Dr. Lindsay Curtis Grace Baptist Church
Ms. Jennifer Franklin NBC Sports
Mr. Arthur C. Harris General Reinsurance Corporation
The Honorable Tony Hwang CT - General Assembly - State Representative -134 District
Mr. Robert King Connecticut Assoc. of Boards
Ms. Netsai J. Massetti Xerox Corporation
Ms. Cynthia R. Mullins JMW Consultants
Mr. Joseph Nunn Cantor Fitzgerald
Mr. Wayne Rustin St. Vincent Health Services
Ms. Valarie Shultz-Wilson The Urban League of Southern Connecticut, Inc.
Ms. Birgitta Stone Local Social Media
Ms. Catherine Toppin General Electric
Ms. Sush Tripathi Venturioum
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 11
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2012
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2012
Projected Revenue $1,105,974.00
Projected Expenses $859,722.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Form 990s
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
Form 9902008
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter of Tax Exemption
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201020092008
Total Assets$280,378$377,379$682,705
Current Assets$202,979$363,550$226,887
Long-Term Liabilities$36,939$52,506$648,962
Current Liabilities$777,601$930,720$92,429
Total Net Assets($534,162)($605,847)($58,686)
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201020092008
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 1000 Lafayette Blvd
Suite 401
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Primary Phone 203 3275810 3275810
Contact Email kwingoulsc@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Valarie Shultz-Wilson
Board Chair Mr. Ethan "Tony" Loney
Board Chair Company Affiliation NBC Universal


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