FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Kenneth Pettigrewsyep@wsurban.org337.717.1223 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 20, 2019 Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Today the Winston-Salem Urban League announced an extension of the deadline for applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. Youth, 15-19, who are interested in applying, and meet the income requirements, have until Monday, May 20, 2019 to complete their applications. Click hereto apply now.Potential participants must complete the online application in its entirety and provide the following documentation: Copy of your passport, photo identification, or school ID with photoCopy of your social security card or birth certificateCopy of your most recent report card from the current school yearOne (1) letter of recommendation from a . non-family member, typed, signed, and dated.Copy of your or your guardian's 2018 federal tax forms, copies of pay stubs from the last 3 months, or an income attestation form from the Winston-Salem Urban League If applicants require assistance with completing...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League 2019 Annual Meeting. The board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members on successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. RSVP Now ...

Purchase tickets. The Winston Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Human Service Professionals Seminar will be held on May 23, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm at Footnote, 634 W. 4th Street St. The seminar, held in partnership with the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, will provide human services workers with cutting edge training on topics related to the service of low-income communities. Workshops discussing integrated care, trauma-Informed care, self-care for health services professionals, and alternative/holistic care, will be led by panelists from some of the Triad’s leading health organizations. The lunch keynote will address myths, stigmas, and barriers to accessing services. Health services professionals that attend the event will qualify for continuing education credits from Northwest Area Health Education Centers. We invite you to attend this informative event! Date And Time Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Footnote Coffee & Cocktails 634 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101  View Map Purchase tickets...

RSVP now Join Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation with dream hampton and Andrea Richie. Time magazine recently named award-winning filmmaker, writer, and organizer dream hampton among its 100 most influential people. Her most recent work, “Surviving R. Kelly”, Lifetime Television (2019), broke ratings records and had wide and far- reaching impact. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. She is author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. When: Tuesday, April 30 @ 4pm Where: Brookstown Inn                  200 Brookstown Ave,   Room 302B                 Winston Salem, NC  27101 RSVP now ...

HB 490 & HB 518 SPEAK against HB 490 at the State and Local Government Committee hearing at the North Carolina State Capitol on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 am in hearing rooms 1228/1327 LB. WRITE a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Visit www.journalnow.com and www.wschronicle.com. CALL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and tell them to withdraw HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample phone scripts. EMAIL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and appropriate legislative committee members and tell them you oppose HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample letters. Click here to Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12 Education Committee. Representative Donny Lambeth: Phone: 919-733-5747Email: donny.Lambeth@ncleg.net Representative Debra Conrad Phone: 336-978-0169Email: Debra.Conrad@ncleg.net Resources: Download HB 518 talking points.Download HB 490 & HB 518 letter and phone writing scripts.Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12...

The Colors of Crisis Forum will explore the warning signs of disenfranchisement in Forsyth County. In particular, the forum will tackle the following controversial, recently filed bills: HB 490, HB 518 and HB 519. Revered Paul Ford of First Baptist Church will serve as forum moderator. Generally, questions will be submitted on note cards. RSVP Now This event is an opportunity for the community to organize and protect voting rights in African-American and Latino communities.  Invited guests include: Senator Paul LoweRepresentative Derwin MontgomeryRepresentative Evelyn TerryMayor Allen Joines All City Council MembersAll County CommissionersAll School Board MembersAll members of the NCAE This event is sponsored by: Action4Equity;Democracy Now;First Baptist Church on Highland Ave;Forsyth County Democratic Party;Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity;The NC Education Association;The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP; andWinston-Salem Urban League. Details:  When: 7:00 pm, Mon, April 8, 2019 Where: First Baptist Church, 700 North Highland Avenue. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP Now ...

Civic engagement doesn’t just happen every four years at a presidential election. It means you are constantly learning about issues in our community and advocating for what you believe. As the nation commemorates Fair Housing Month and the prohibition of discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, or national origin, the YPs will break down some of the practical issues arising under the Fair Housing Act and what the Urban League is doing in Winston-Salem and across the country to address fair housing. Mixers are held on the third Thursday of each month and are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to register via ypaprilmixer.eventbrite.com.  Date: Thu, April 18, 2019Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMLocation: Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center, 510 Trade Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP NOW ...

On May 16, 2019, from 6-8 pm, join the YPs for our Spring Small Business Pop Up with the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center! The Urban League is committed to supporting entrepreneurship and economic empowerment, and the YPs want to connect you with minority-owned businesses in Winston-Salem and resources available if you are looking to start or grow your own business! Let’s support local and #WSbiz together! Minority and women small business owners are invited to share information about their businesses with attendees, and vend, at the Small Business Pop-Up. For more information and to register your business for a table, contact yp.president@wsurban.org. Date: Thu, May 16, 2019Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMLocation: WSUL Event Center, 510 Trade St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...