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OUR HISTORY
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"UMLT is a strategic, influential community partner spearheading issues related to education equity, workforce development, economic empowerment, and  affordable housing."

CLIFTON HARRIS

President and CEO Urban League of Middle Tennessee

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The Urban League of Middle Tennessee is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nashville, the Urban League collaborates at the local level with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners across Middle Tennessee to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.

 

The Urban League spearheads the development of social programs and authoritative public policy research, and advocate for policies and services that close the equality gap. At the community level, the  Urban League of Middle Tennessee and its affiliates provide direct services that improve the lives of thousands of people annually.

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OUR MISSION

To help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.

FOUNDATION GOALS

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EDUCATION & YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT

JOBS & BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

HOUSING &
COMMUNITY

 DEVELOPMENT

HEALTH & QUALITY

OF LIFE

JUSTICE & CIVIC 

 ENGAGEMENT

Over the 2023 fiscal year, ULMT's collective impact of all programs and operations has been:

COLLECTIVE IMPACT OF ULMT

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Economic
Empowerment

3,200

Numbers are for individuals served in the 2023 fiscal year.

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Housing & Community
Development

Numbers are for individuals served in the 2023 fiscal year.

413

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youth and education

Youth &
Education

Numbers are for individuals served in the 2023 fiscal year.

290

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health & quality of life

Health & Quality
of Life

475

Numbers are for individuals served in the 2023 fiscal year.

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Social Justice &
Civic Engagement

1300

Numbers are for individuals served in the 2023 fiscal year.

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JOBS AND BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT

“The job-hunting process was intimidating. The career advice and coaching I received from ULMT was invaluable.” 

 

—  Jacobi R., -- Davidson County

Your contribution will make an immediate and direct impact.

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