SUPPORTING COMMUNITY GROWTH

The Urban League Empowerment Center will mobilize Affiliates and leaders across our nation to advance integrated strategies for achieving inclusive growth. This Harlem-based epicenter will serve as a model for the sustainability and development of urban communities by generating thousands of jobs over time and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity in New York City. The long-term economic benefits of this investment will ensure the sustained impact of the Movement for years to come.

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# of immediate full-time construction jobs

JOB CREATION

  • 50 – 400 Permanent jobs in Harlem
  • 170 Regional jobs
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Workforce composed of local/minority/women

INCLUSION

  • 30% Workforce in construction composed of local/minority/women
  • 30% Permanent jobs for local/minority/women or individuals earning below poverty line
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Economic activity in NYC

ECONOMIC BOOST

  • $307 million in economic activity in NYC
  • $120 million in new wages and compensation
  • $4.4 million in new annual tax revenues
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Units of affordable housing

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

  • 170 units of 100% affordable housing to New Yorkers making between 50% and 80% of area median income
  • Harlem Community workforce development liaison
  • Collaboration with Harlem Community Boards, elected officials, 125th Street Business

“You can holler, protest, march, picket and demonstrate, but somebody must be able to sit in on the strategy conferences and plot a course. There must be strategies, the researchers, the professionals to carry out the program. That’s our role.”
— Whitney M. Young

The Urban League Empowerment Center is a historic endeavor that will redefine the way we empower communities and change lives. Please consider how you can support a future where economic self-reliance, power, parity, and civil rights are a reality for all.

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