Mission: The mission of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights.
Employment Counseling and Placement Clients are prepared for job placement with career counseling assessment, resume writing assistance, interview coaching, and referral services. The Urban League has a reputation for quality training and employment assistance. New clients can enroll at the employment department on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm. Please bring an updated resume, if available and for more information contact the employment department at 412.227.5021
Services provided include:
On-site employer interviews
On-line job search
Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) The program provides career preparation and meaningful unsubsidized employment to "high risk" out of school and or adjudicated youth ages 18-21 in Allegheny County. The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is partnering with the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and other community and faith based organizations in implementing the UYEP contract. UYEP is funded through the Department of Labor and for more information please call 412.325.3928.
Program services include:
Intensive case management
On the job training
Access to labor market information and job vacancy information.
Information regarding training programs and higher education.
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I was employed for a short time at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and had the pleasure of working for the President and Chief Executive Officer on a annual fundraising event they've held for years. She was a wonderful mentor and I respected her immensely. She's helped the organization establish an excellent reputation for helping individuals empower themselves and achieve goals and grow both personally and professionally. I would recommend the agency to anyone in need of finding a direction in their lives and learning how to accomplish goals. I also have financially contributed to the organization and would encourage others to do the same.