The Urban League annual gala is one of the largest and most recognizable fundraisers in New Orleans. This year, the cosmopolitan event will celebrate and honor the stellar accomplishments of the last surviving New Orleans member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. Calvin Moret. The gala will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
This year we will also be celebrating our 75th Anniversary, honoring our deep roots and rich history in the New Orleans community. Please join us as we celebrate our Diamond anniversary!
The Urban League continues to enrich the lives of so many in New Orleans by providing assistance to small and emerging businesses, college bound students, parents of Head Start children, public and charter school systems, and to those hoping to re-enter the workforce. Each year, city and state officials and corporate leaders attend the event to network and enjoy the first-class reception, dinner and entertainment. The sponsorship opportunities outlined within provide you with a means to demonstrate your support of this historic service organization. Your support will help to generate critical unrestricted operating funds that position the organization to continue its mission of empowerment.
We hope to inspire you to get engaged and connect to the Urban League through financial commitment and service, as the Urban League of Greater New Orleans could not fulfill its mission without the support of friends like you. We invite you to play an integral role in this spectacular celebration and thank you for your continued support.
Click here to download the 2013 Gala Sponsorship Package
- Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:47
- Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:17
Parent Information Center Releases the New Orleans Guide to High School... and Beyond
The New Orleans Guide to High Schools... and Beyond was created to aid students and parents in their journey to finding the right high school. There is information on every high school including their admissions process, average ACT scores as well as graduation and college attendance rates. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLIMENTARY COPY TODAY.
For more information please contact Arielle McConduit, Program Coordinator of the Parent Information Center at 504-620-2332 or email@example.com.
ERIKA MCCONDUIT-DIGGS TO TAKE THE HELM AS INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
- Tuesday, 22 January 2013 10:55
New Orleans- Dorothy “Dottie” Reese announces that after five years of service to the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Nolan V. Rollins has been selected to assume leadership of the Los Angeles affiliate of the National Urban League.
“Over the past five years we have watched our Urban League affiliate grow in its community impact and relevance,“ said Reese. “We are excited about the foundation that has been laid and confident that proper leveraging will ensure that the Urban League of Greater New Orleans’ greatest days lie ahead.“
Erika McConduit, a lawyer and college professor, will take on the leadership of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, while the Board of Directors develops its search protocols. McConduit has led the daily operations of ULGNO and has co-led the policy, programmatic and development strategies of the agency.
“Erika’s intimate knowledge of the Urban League’s operations locally and the terms of affiliation and mission nationally make her the logical choice to take over the agency during this critical time in the Urban League’s transition,” said Reese.
The Urban League of Greater New Orleans at present is serving over 800 businesses annually, 200 high school students ensuring they are accepted and college ready, hundreds of individuals with workforce development needs, and supports thousands of families with school-aged children navigate the new systems of schools. The League is also assessing and training small businesses in the gulf region on disaster preparedness, and analyzing the economic inclusion of local and minority businesses on the school facilities rebuilding projects. ULGNO also recently completed the building of a multi-million dollar Head Start facility in the 9th ward.
“Continuity for this trusted institution is necessary for clients, community and partners; Erika is uniquely qualified to ensure our continued growth and impact as a movement,” said Nolan V. Rollins.
McConduit will co-lead ULGNO with Rollins during the transition period and take full leadership of the institution in February 2013.
- Friday, 19 October 2012 12:58
Cenus Datas reveals another big education gap between the haves and the have nots
New census data reveals that children of higher income parents are much more likely to attend pre-kindergarten, which might help perpetuate their familial wealth.
Research suggests that children who attend pre-k fare better later in school and in their careers. By making early childhood education contingent on a parents’ wealth, we’re giving rich kids a big leg up. But we’re also making it more difficult for low-income parents to work. If a child isn’t in school, someone has to take care of them. Sometimes that’s a daycare program. But for families without access, it probably means a mother has to stay home, taking time off from the workforce, and setting back her future career.
Read the whole post at The Atlantic.