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.


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.

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