The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga works to enable African Americans, other ethnic minorities and disadvantaged persons to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

News & Events

Signature Events

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga team is just getting started! Check out our signature events for 2024! We hope you will join and support us for these fantastic events as we continue empowering communities and changing lives daily. Stay Tuned! 

Join us for It’s Not Personal, it’s Business

Join us for It’s Not Personal, it’s Business, an interactive session presented by Truist. In this course, you’ll learn the whys and hows of separating your business and personal finances that can set you and your business up for success. Truist will also provide...

Steam Camp 2024

In partnership with UTC's College of Arts and Sciences, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is excited to announce its annual, week-long STEAM day camp from July 15th through July 19th. Participants will engage in problem-solving activities using science,...

Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program that provides practical job training to seniors aged 55 or older who are low-income, unemployed, or underemployed. The program equips seniors with the necessary skills and expertise to successfully...

Statement from the Urban League’s Board of Directors

As we reflect on a full couple of months regarding this ARPA situation, we are grateful to our ULGC board for their leadership, continued support, and affirmation of our team’s work - and our president and CEO’s direction. We look forward to inviting the public to our...

41st Annual Equal Opportunity Day

41st Annual Equal Opportunity Day We held our 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day Thursday morning at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The award recipients include the following: Inclusion by Design Award City of Chattanooga Community Impact Award The University...

Annual Report 2023

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga releases Annual Report 2023 Read more here: Annual Report

ULGC & Sankofa demand that ARPA funds be restored immediately & calls out open meeting violations

The Hamilton County Commission voted on Wednesday, November 15th, to remove more than one million dollars in funding voted on and approved for ULGC and Sankofa, respectively, to advance their organizational missions as approved by the county commission. The funds were...

Join our Digital Community

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is proud to share our online community. Chattanooga Businesses are invited to join the Online Community Hub and list their business on their MinorityBiz Navigator & Directory. We are so excited to celebrate our diverse business...

2023 Youth Leadership Summit

Urban League Project Ready students place second in national competition CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 27, 2023) – Hamilton County students participating in the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s (ULGC) Project Ready program won second place during the case competition...

ULGC Minority Business Hub

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ULGC New Empowerment Centers

The Urban League empowerment centers were established in 2021 to meet the emerging needs of people of color, other minorities and low-income individuals—supporting the overall economic prosperity of those we serve. We aim to rebuild the Urban League of the future, becoming even more responsive to addressing racial, social, and economic disparities in our region.

Center for Equity & Inclusive Leadership

Seeks to engage and empower diverse community members to promote an understanding of social and racial equity and foster inclusive leadership opportunities.

Center for Economic & Black Business Success

Provides a culturally responsive ecosystem of supports for African American and other minority-owned businesses to accelerate growth, expand networks, access and knowledge for business success.

Center for Education & Family Empowerment

Strives to provide an integrated services approach to address family prosperity through programs and activities which foster educational attainment, personal well-being and increased economic power.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS-sponsored program that works with non-profit organizations to provide free basic income tax return preparation for qualified individuals

Reports

Seeks to engage and empower diverse community members to promote an understanding of social and racial equity and foster inclusive leadership opportunities.

Media

Provides a culturally responsive ecosystem of supports for African American and other minority-owned businesses to accelerate growth, expand networks, access and knowledge for business success.

President’s Circle

The President’s Circle aims to change lives and communities through high-level, individual philanthropic leaders focused on equity investments to help fulfill the mission of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.

Leadership Level Investors