Intersections’ Nonprofit Spotlight series profiles organizations that are propelling positive change in South L.A. _________________________________________________________________________
What is the the Los Angeles Urban League’s purpose? To enable African-Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region.
When was the Los Angeles Urban League’s founded? 1921.
Which areas does the Los Angeles Urban League’s serve? A 70-block-area within Park Mesa Heights and its outskirts.
Video Courtesy of the laurbanleague youtube channel
What does the LA Urban League consider as…
…top safety issues in South L.A.? Community residents are coming together to build a safe haven for kids to reach school. There have been safety improvements to structures around schools in the Crenshaw District.
…top education issues in South L.A.? Suspension and expulsion rates need improvement. Also, student skills need to reach the appropriate academic levels for reading and math.
…top housing issues in South L.A.? Lack of education in home ownership needs to be improved. Some educational services have been provided, such as LAUL’s designated go-to person for Housing Solutions.
Contact info: Jeffery Wallace, [email protected]