Workforce Career Development Center

Provides screening, employability skills training, counseling, job referrals and placement. The ULDSEM also, conducts specialized career/job fairs throughout the year.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC helps provide income eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants from birth up to 5 years old who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. WIC provides supplemental food, offers professional nutrition education, promotes breastfeeding and makes referrals based on health screening and assessment of needs.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides financial assistance and nutrition training to licensed home childcare facilities. In addition to subsidizing the cost of providing meals, the CACFP helps ensure that daycare homes provide nutritious meals and snacks to the children served.

Office of Community Services

Provides information and referrals in the areas of housing, social services, advocacy, technical assistance, volunteerism and counseling.

Mature Workers (MWP)

For adults age 55 and older who meet the U.S. Department of Labor income eligibility guidelines. The participants throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties receive training and are placed with government, nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations to develop their their skills.

Read and Rise (Early Childhood Education)

Address early literacy gaps, the Urban League has developed Read and Rise, a parent mobilization effort around early literacy support, and development in urban areas

Project Ready

A signature program of the National Urban League Education Division, is a curriculum-based effort that focuses on academic, social development and cultural and global awareness. Weboffer Project Ready in four (4) Detroit area high schools: King, Osborn, Southeastern, and Chandler Park Academy. The program currently serves 300 at risk and low achieving youth in the 9th through 12th grades. Each student is required to complete an Individual College Development Plan (ICDP), which is tailored to assist the student with mapping out classes that will help them meet most colleges prep requirements.

Project Ready M.E.D.I.A.

(Media Education Developed through Interactive Arts) is a multi- media grant that teaches students how to be technology savvy. We are working with seventy-five (75) students in multiple teams to develop a College Club/Project Ready Video Yearbook. Project Ready MEDIA will help students learn about producing video footage. We will also expose students participating to basic equipment usage and acquisition techniques and to basic editing and storytelling functions, along with developing and completing short, team- based projects. Another objective of Project Media will be for students to archive school activities for the Video Year Book and document the work of our ULDSEM Education Department.

The College Club

Originally organized in 1988, is part of our youth development initiatives and coincides with the National Urban League’s Education Initiatives. The goal of College Club is to increase educational opportunities for area students and those pursuing post- secondary degrees, and create fun, positive and educational enrichment activities for youth. The College Club offers information about scholarship opportunities that will assist students and their parents with college tuition, promotes leadership development, life skills training and prevention information.

Youth Leadership Board (YLB)

The newest education program at ULDSEM. The YLB is funded and supported by a grant from Comcast, and seeks to assist youth ages 14 to 17 develop leadership skills. YLB participants select issues or problems that concern them and collectively work to determine a focus toward dealing with the issue or problem identified.


Blue Monday Network

The  Blue Monday Network is a volunteer auxiliary that actively supports the Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan (ULDSEM). Originally organized in 1978, the Blue Monday Network serves and seeks to stimulate, develop and promote professional development, volunteer participation and leadership consistent with the goals and objectives of the ULDSEM. The Network also promotes volunteer services in the ULDSEM's College Club and Guild, fundraising, community service and networking opportunities.

Members of the Blue Monday Network are positive individuals working to build a stronger community and preparing a new generation of young leaders for participating and taking active leadership roles in the Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan.


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