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The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan mission is to enable African Americans and other persons of color to achieve their fullest potential. Since 1916, our programs and services have anticipated and responded to the changing needs of the metropolitan Detroit community. We nurture, counsel and empower children, adults and seniors to live healthy and productive lives. The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan has a profound impact on the lives of minorities in the Detroit area.  We efficiently and effectively serve over 156,000 clients annually through various specialized programs and services. The ripple effects of our programs, benefit far more people in our community than can be easily documented. We continuously review our programs and services to assess current community needs so as to always be in a position to better serve our constituents.

Agency Overview


Since 1916, the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan has responded to the changing needs of African Americans developing programs and services to help and improve the lives of those we serve. In the early 1900's, it was the League staff that met the incoming trains of African Americans migrating from the South to the North. The Urban League Staff assisted these individuals with housing, education, employment and access to adequate health care facilities. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League and or member.  


Among our programs and services are the College Club, WIC Food and Nutrition Program, Workforce Career Development Employment Services, Young Professionals/Blue Monday Network sessions, and our Digital computer lab. Our programs are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals. We operate from two facilities we own in Detroit, including Albert Kahn's historic residence located at 208 Mack Avenue and our office at 15770 James Couzens Freeway.