The New York Urban League to Publish “State of Black New York” Report
Release of Report is Kick-off to Centennial Year Celebration
Mar 10th Town Hall to Discuss Issues Raised
NEW YORK CITY, February 20, 2020 – The New York Urban League (NYUL) announces the publication of its upcoming report “The State of Black New York,” the first in over a decade. The release of the report, on March 10th at a Town Hall, also marks the kick-off of a year-long, centennial celebration for the non-profit organization.
The upcoming “State of Black New York” report will cover vital, contemporary issues affecting African-Americans in New York City. Guest essayists, representing top minds in academia, politics and industry, have contributed their analyses and recommendations in this comprehensive compilation of articles and essays.
Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, said, “Today’s significant issues affecting Black New Yorkers have been parsed by thought leaders in their respective fields, and will be presented in this report to be released on March 10th as we commence our centennial year activities.”
“Our hope is that by shining a spotlight on these key issues, positive change can occur,” she added. “Ultimately, we want to reach even more New Yorkers with our current programs and by creating additional initiatives where the report shows a need.”
While the National Urban League launches a State of Black America Report each year, most recently in May of 2019, this report will be the first that the NYUL has published in more than ten years.
The New York Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League, is a civil rights organization enabling African-Americans and other underserved ethnic communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services, and advocacy in a highly diversified city.
This year, in 2020, NYUL will be celebrating 100 years of transforming lives through their Employment Services, Education Services, and Technology & Learning Center with upcoming events and programs such as the Frederick Douglass Centennial Gala, Trustee-Sponsored cultivation events, NYUL Week, Young Professionals Reunion Weekend, Young Professional Women’s Conference, 100 Stories of Impact, and a Membership Campaign.
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About New York Urban League
For over 100 years, the New York Urban League (NYUL) has led the way in the education, employment, and empowerment of underserved African-Americans across the five boroughs of New York City. During this time, we are proud to have inspired, influenced, and ignited over one million Black people to achieve their highest aspirations. NYUL remains a vital resource for our city’s African-Americans and other underserved groups. We invest to transform the lives of over 8,000 families each year by providing quality higher education options, economic opportunity, and community engagement. Visit us at https://www.nyul.org/; https://www.facebook.com/newyorkurbanleague/ and https://twitter.com/NYUrbanLeague
Lisa Skriloff (for the New York Urban League)
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