CHAPTER 11

The National Urban League

Framework to Support At-Risk Youth

Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez

Founded in 1910, the National Urban League (NUL) is a historic civil rights organization that aims to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. NUL has local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia. NUL’s model utilizes a hub-and-spoke structure, in which NUL plays a central role in essential activities such as leveraging and blending funding, maintaining and enhancing funder relationships, raising awareness, providing technical assistance and training, and managing contracts. As an intermediary, NUL can strategically align partners in order to serve participants ...

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