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Kroger Hiring Fair

Friday July 15, 2016 the Louisville Urban League Center for Workforce Development teams up with Kroger for a hiring fair! Join us at our Louisville Urban League headquarters for on the spot interviews. Come connect and begin a new career!

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Project Ready Students Win National Case Competition

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This summer, the youth of the Louisville Urban League Youth Development and Education Program, Project Ready, have been preparing to compete in the National Urban League's Case Competition. Their proposal titled RootED, focused on revitalizing communities by converting abandoned lot space into community gardens. Wednesday July 13, 2016 they competed and earned the First Place title! We are so proud to have such a bright group of young people represent the Louisville Urban League and the city of Louisville.

 

 
LUL Launches New Health Initiative: It Starts With Me!
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The Louisville Urban League in conjunction with Humana, would like to introduce Louisville to our newest health initiative Targeting the 4 West Louisville Zones of Hope neighborhoods (Russell, California, Parkland, and Shawnee), "It starts with me!" This initiative is our effort to connect health services, activities, and education to those most in need. Over the course of about a year, we will send community health navigators and social workers into these neighborhoods, door-to-door, seeking to serve entire households by:
-          assisting individuals and families in securing health insurance and navigating Medicaid or Medicare;
-          connecting children to safe, quality after-school activities;
-          referring family members to health education and health skills classes at local organizations;
-          educating families and individuals on free and accessible physical activities, such as walking groups; and
-          connecting individuals and families to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods.

We look forward to expanding  on yet another leap toward equity in access to resources and improving the overall quality of life of every person in our community.

 
A Message from National Urban League President

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URBAN LEAGUE MOVEMENT SUPPORTS PEACEFUL PROTESTS, THOROUGH INVESTIGATIONS IN BATON ROUGE AND FALCON HEIGHTS

 

As the nation grieves the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota, the National Urban League and our local affiliates have called for a thorough investigation of both shootings, and a comprehensive evaluation of police training and policies.

 

As these killings continue to shock the conscience of Louisianans and the nation, we look forward to the day when hastiness on behalf of police, poor training of police and aggression on behalf of police are behind us. The Urban League Movement has put forth a plan for police reform that includes review and revision of police “use of deadly force” policies, comprehensive retraining of all police officers, the appointment of special prosecutors to investigate police misconduct and widespread use of body cameras and dashboard cameras.

As the shootings and the protests that followed them demonstrate, there still is work to be done to build a more trusting relationship between our communities and those sworn to protect them.  Coordination among local leaders, friends and neighbors and  law enforcement is critically important in these trying times, and our affiliates in New Orleans and Minneapolis, led by Erika McConduit-Diggs and Steven Belton, will be leading the way.

 

The Urban League movement focuses to build inclusive communities that not only recognize African American humanity, but maximize the individual and collective contributions of all in our society.   As we work to dismantle systems that humiliate, unjustly murder and continuously devalue black lives in America, our faith and works will be with the community as we strive to create sustainable change and improve upon the quality of life in our region and our nation.

 

 

Marc H. Morial

President and CEO

National Urban League

 
Uspiritus Hiring Fair

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Are you interested in Youth Care? Make sure you attend the LUL Center for Workforce Development's hiring fair this Friday 7/8 for a chance to begin a new career.

 
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