Urban League Of Portland

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 169

Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 10 N Russell Portland OR 97227 USA

Mission: Our Movement: The Urban League movement was founded in 1910. The National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads our nonrofit, nonpartisan, community based movement. The heart of the Urban League movement is our professionally staffed Urban League affiliates in over 100 cities in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

Our Mission: The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights.

Our Methods: The Urban League movement carries out its mission at the local, state and natonal levels through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, collaboration and communications.

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Rating: 5 stars  

With a very small budget, the Urban League of Portland manages to be at virtually every table in the greater Portland area that has anything to do with people of color. And despite the fact that it is in demand everywhere, and the fact that they have a small budget, they manage to get very important things done - both legislatively as well as substantively. The staff is grossly underpaid but they stick around anyway. Their new CEO is charismatic, smart and humble. They are, more than any other organization in Oregon representing communities, the one indispensable organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

The Urban League of Portland sucks a lot. Leadership is nonexistent. CEO is overpaid. Education services expensive for helping very few people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the CEO.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create jobs and do more job training in Portland for people of color.

Ways to make it better...

the CEO knew what he was doing. but he doesn't.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding. Lack of leadership.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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