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Urban League Of Philadelphia

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Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, Urban League

Mission: The mission of the urban league is to empower african-americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Programs: Our child care information services (ccis) program helps with what is often a roadblock for working parents - finding quality, affordable child care. This program provides subsidy payments and services for more than 6,600 children in the northwest section of philadelphia. Ccis provides information and referrals to assist working parents in finding, selecting and paying for childcare. Ccis continues to be a valuable resource for low-income working parents and families in transition from welfare, seeking affordable and quality change.

our career and human capital development department reaches the community in a variety of ways, including an in-house career center, an online job search program and through regular professional development programs. The people we serve include the unemployed, underemployed and current professionals seeking to advance in management. The services offered include seminars, individual career consultations, career aptitude testing, access to job postings, and industry-specific job training. The urban league jobs network (uljn) is our online arm that allows people to post their resumes and apply for jobs nationwide.

our housing department assists individuals by providing housing counseling for those facing foreclosure, sheriff's sales and predatory lending. Our homeowner education program provides multiple free workshops for potential first-time homebuyers, giving them a wealth of knowledge as they aim to build wealth through achieving the american dream of homeownership. We counsel individuals on fair housing rights information, real estate selection, lending practices, money management, budgeting, credit repair and broker selection. Escrow counseling is also available for clients living in substandard housing with licensing and inspection violations.

ulp's primary other program is an entrepreneurship center supporting new and growing small businesses. In addition, ulp provides services to children and youth including scholarships to college students to support their educational achievement.

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