On Thursday, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority finalized an expansion of night and weekend bus service on most bus routes. At a cost of only $1 million, the expansion ensures night and Saturday service on 25 of 31 lines. 17 of 31 routes will have Sunday service. James Perry, Winston-Salem Urban League CEO remarked, “If transportation is the link to opportunity, then the Winston-Salem Transit Authority just connected tens of thousands of residents to upward mobility. WSTA and City Leaders are to be commended for hearing the needs of residents and adapting to meet our needs. Thank you. Every expansion in service...

Urban League installs state of the art HVAC system On December 7, 2017, Winston-Salem Urban League (WSUL) installed phase one of a state of the art HVAC system. The system was made possible by The Cannon Foundation. On September 5, 2017, The Cannon Foundation Board of Directors approved a $50,000.00 grant to WSUL for HVAC Upgrades. WSUL approached the foundation in June of 2017 after years of searing hot summers and ice cold winters threatened WSUL’s program performance. WSUL’s two locations have a total seven HVAC units, the oldest of which is more than 40 years old. Over the course of the...

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Last night, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial and Winston-Salem Urban League President and CEO, James Perry, released the following statements expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill: Marc Morial: "Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services. "To be clear, this is not a tax reform bill. What the Senate passed without fully reading is a massive giveaway for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that...

An AIDS free Forsyth County? Through a partnership with Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League is combating the spread of HIV and AIDS everyday. Every Tuesday, the POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) program provides free sexually transmitted infection testing and education from the Winston-Salem Urban League downtown office. Every year, more than 4,000 residents are tested. In 2015, only 1,462 residents had HIV. There were only 55 new HIV diagnoses that year. The number of new diagnoses was so low that it is plausible to completely eliminate the spread of the virus in our community. We simply need more education, more condom...

We care, and we know that you do too. But it's not enough to simply talk about it with friends or post about it on social media. Real change requires action and investment. ACT NOW You've probably seen our State of Black Winston-Salem Report. It presents the disturbing disparity between black and white residents in nearly every aspect of life in Winston-Salem. We are working every day to fix that disparity. But rising to that challenge while under staffed and under resourced is no easy task. Show everyone that you care by taking action today. Here are a few things you can do: ...

Seeking a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction? Meet representatives from business, local government, and nonprofit organizations for employment opportunities in communications, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, janitorial/housekeeping and more. This event is free an open to the public, with preference given to those who preregister. Come early with multiple copies of your resume! Register NOW! Here's a sample of the employer's who'll join us this year! Aramark BG Multifamily City of Winston-Salem Clemmons Village 1 Conduit Global Cook Medical DeVry University Fed-Ex GrimeGuru Janitorial Services Hanes Herbalife Innovation & Manufacturing High Point Clinical Trials Center Inmar, Inc Joyce Farms Mount Eagle College Pepsi Salemtowne Trinity Glen Skilled Nursing Facility Wells Fargo Winston-Salem Fire Department Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   http://iframe%20width=560%20height=315%20src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/WVekCPDgw80%20frameborder=0%20allowfullscreen/iframe...

The Winston-Salem Urban League expands its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) from six (6) to thirteen (13) counties offering nearly $900,000 for career and job support services to older North Carolinians. The program expands to seniors in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. WSUL currently serves Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. Approximately 123 low-income, unemployed seniors, ages 55 and older are eligible for assistance effective October 1, 2017. The program expansion is made possible by an $897,852 grant from United States Department of Labor and the award-winning national non-profit, Senior Services America, Incorporated (SSAI). Created in 1968,...

Joint Statement on Charlottesville from the Winston-Salem Branch of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League. We condemn the Alt-Right’s violent expressions of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia. The Alt-Right’s rhetoric and actions have been of consistent concern. But this past weekend, a short three and a half hours from Winston-Salem, the Alt-Right positioned themselves as the deadly central voice of the modern neo-Nazi movement. The Winston-Salem branch NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League are united in support of civil rights organizers opposing the Alt-Right on the ground in Charlottesville. We are prepared to oppose the movement here in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem branch NAACP President, Rev. Alvin...

WINSTON-SALEM URBAN LEAGUE WHITNEY YOUNG GALA Guest Speaker: Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis  Saturday, October 21, 2017, Semi-formal, business attire, 6:00 pm, Vip Reception, 7:00 pm, Gala, At Bio Tech Place, 575 N. Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC Ticket Pricing: Gala and VIP reception package - $70 Gala dinner tickets - $50 each VIP reception - $30 (WSUL members receive admittance to VIP reception with dinner ticket purchase) Table (seats 10, VIP reception included) - $450 [edgtf_button size="large" type="solid" text="Buy Tickets" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://act.myngp.com/Forms/8726796295123176192" target="_self" color="white" hover_color="" background_color="red" hover_background_color="" border_color="gray" hover_border_color="" font_size="18" font_weight="1200" margin="500"] Foundation Sponsorship - $15,000 Title sponsor listing 10 VIP reception invitations 3...