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The Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of thousands in underserved communities across

Middle Tennessee. 

The collective economic impact of the programs and operations of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee is over $450k per year.  Over the past decade, the ULMT has served more than 37,000 individuals in key program areas: 


Have been placed in jobs


Have benefited from education services


Have been mobilized in civic engagement and activism 


Have been served by ULMT from 2009 - 2019

"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

Our History

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.

Our Mission

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.

Join our efforts to support those recovering.

When you donate, you are contributing to significant and lasting investments that will help hundreds of individuals and families stabilize and rebuild after disaster strikes.

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