About Us

Welcome to the Jacksonville Urban League!  

The Jacksonville Urban League is a nonprofit, special-service and advocacy organization that works to fulfill its mission of empowering communities and changing lives.

Founded in 1947 as an affiliate of the National Urban League, the League has focused on a holistic approach to its goal of providing individuals and families the tools that can empower them toward a productive and successful life.  Since its founding, more than six decades ago, the League has remained steadfast to service – including early education, housing education and repairs, increasing employment opportunities, creating economic and social justice initiatives, and bolstering economic development in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The League envisions Jacksonville where all people are valued members of the community, live in neighborhoods that are vibrant and thriving, and can support themselves and their families through the numerous opportunities in this region.

Through various strategies and community partnerships, the League continues delivering its services at our office on Union and Davis Streets and directly in the neighborhoods.  With new challenges facing our constituents the League is stepping up its efforts to meet the needs of those fighting poverty, unemployment, and inequality in Jacksonville.