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What does the Urban League do?

With a vision of equity for all, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) empowers those we serve by providing programming and services designed to support and encourage self-sufficiency in all aspects of life. Our five areas of focus include public health, civic engagement, education, housing, and workforce development.

Learn more about ULMS below.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle works diligently to protect the civil liberties and rights of the black community, advocate for policy reform, serve as a voice for those we serve, and educate the public on civil issues affecting our region of service.

To learn more about our current advocacy and civic engagement efforts, please visit the ‘Civic Engagement‘ tab above.

Education is the cornerstone of success. It is through education that we can develop a sense of empowerment. ULMS is committed to providing both youth and adult education, training, and certification opportunities on a year-round basis. For more information on ULMS education programs, please visit the ‘Education‘ tab in the menu above.

In the United States, people of color and low-income Americans are more likely than their white and affluent counterparts to be uninsured and face barriers to care. They are also less likely to have a primary care provider and have higher rates of chronic conditions (i.e. heart disease, diabetes cancer, asthma, and HIV).

To learn more about our current health advocay efforts, please visit the ‘Health‘ tab above.

Housing is a basic and essential need. Whether you are renting or buying, a home should not be an insurmountable obstacle. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is currently a HUD certified housing program that offers numerous related workshops and courses. For more information on ULMS Housing services, please visit the ‘Housing‘ tab in the menu above.

People need access to jobs and the financial resources required to maintain economic stability. More importantly, they need the requisite skills to be competitive in today’s job market. ULMS’s prepares men, woman, and youth with barriers to employment to be successful contributors in the workplace and society. For more information on ULMS talent development programs, please visit the ‘Workforce‘ tab in the menu above.

Are you currently seeking employment? Do you need assistance with professional development (creating resumes, interview prep, writing cover letters, etc.)? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we have an opportunity for you! Join us for our Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle outdoor Employment Street Fair!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
  • Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM
  • Location: 1301 E. Yesler Way

This event will be an opportunity for job seekers to come and meet with employers one-on-one, get help from trained Job Developers to prepare you to become the ideal candidate, learn more about ULMS workforce services and programs, and even get a free meal from a local Black-owned business — Where Ya At, Matt? (because after all, who can job search on an empty stomach?)

In addition, candidates who bring their resumes will have the opportunity to meet with select employers for on-the-spot interviews

This event is free and open to the public. If you plan to participate, let us know by clicking the RSVP button below! We hope to see you there! 

The ULMS Employment Street Fair will include an opportunity for participants to meet with employers who are actively hiring, right now! Some employers will also conduct on-the-spot interviews for anyone who is  currently seeking employment. Are you ready to find your next job opportunity?! Be sure to bring your resumes! 

Here is a brief list of local employers who will be present at the event: 

  • Amazon
  • Goodwill Industries 
  • Uplift NW
  • Deploy HR Inc.
  • Pocaan
  • Evergreen Salad
  • Hospital Central Services Association 

+More!

Support a Local Black Owned Business

Supporting black-owned businesses is an essential part of building economic strength within our communities. Use our custom ULMS directory to find more than 60 local minority owned/operated businesses in and around the King County area!

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