For 110 years, the National Urban League has been collaborating with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners to elevate the standard of living for African Americans and other historically underserved communities.
The National Urban League has now reached a pivotal moment when we can be as groundbreaking as we were during the Civil Rights Movement. We have joined with L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BRP Companies to develop the Urban League Empowerment Center (ULEC), a 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art mixed-use space on 125th Street in Harlem. The ULEC will include the Urban League’s headquarters, conference center, and Institute for Race, Equity, and Justice, New York State’s first Civil Rights Museum, office space, retail, community facility space, and affordable housing.
This project will allow the Urban League to practice one of its foundational tenets of asset ownership and model community investment and financial sustainability as it charts the course for equity at the National and Affiliate levels.