THIS IS THE HOME FOR HOPE.
Your Urban League is your open door to hope, where everything is possible for workforce development, education, housing, health and social justice. We make hope real every day by making what’s needed most possible:
a job upgrade | a smart start | a home of your own | a healthy you | fairness
The Greater Stark County Urban League has been part of the community for more than 100 years. Our Navigators come from the community and work in the community. We speak your language and never speak down to you. That’s because we’re here to elevate your life, to build you up like the friends that we are.
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES. CHANGING LIVES.
The Greater Stark County Urban League's vision is to become the premier community-driven organization advocating to empower African Americans and the underserved and deliver transformational services with integrity, innovation, and collaboration to move individuals and families to economic self-efficiency. The Greater Stark County Urban League uses a 5 pillar strategy to help meet the local needs of our community to implement our vision:
To connect businesses and individuals, providing readiness training and wrap around services to those we serve to effectively and efficiently fill the many available jobs in Stark County.
Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy-efficient housing on fair terms.
Every American child is ready for college, work and life.
Every American has access to quality and affordable healthcare solutions.
Every American has an equal right and responsibility to fully participate in our democracy and civic processes, and all people have a right to justice and fairness.
The National Urban League (founded in 1910) is a nonpartisan civil rights organization based in New York City that advocates on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination in the United States. The Canton Urban League (founded in 1921) is an Affiliate of the National Urban League and its mission is to enable African Americans and others to reach full economic, social and health parity to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.
The National Urban League and the Greater Stark County Urban League has maintained a prominent presence in our nation and in our community. The Canton Urban League was established in 1921, and this year will proudly celebrate 100 years of service to our community. Today, the National Urban League has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The National Urban League provides direct services in the areas of education, health care, housing, jobs and justice — improving the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
YOU'RE AMONG FRIENDS.
Greater Stark County Urban League Board of Directors
Chief Human Resource Officer
Kenan Advantage Group
Director of Mercy Development Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
Robert F. Fay, CPA, PFS, CGMA
Early Education Strategist
Stark Education Partnership
Community Liaison and Co-Owner
Nate Chester, III
Chester's MopShop LLC
East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council
Founder & Senior Partner
Innovation Economy Partners
Adult & Youth Sports Supervisor
Canton Parks and Recreation
William Sherer, II
Iron Workers Union Local 550
Dr. Lada Gibson-Shreve
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Stark State College
Canton Data Print
Canton City Council Member
Ward 4 Representative
Stark County Minority Business Association
James Waters, III
President & CEO
Greater Stark County Urban League
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