The Urban League is engaged numerous facets of Winston-Salem life. The following are examples of some of the programs the we run, as well as how to get involved with them!


Every summer the Winston-Salem Urban League partners with the City of Winston-Salem’s Youth Employment and Training Program to invite students from across Forsyth County to participate in exciting internships across the community. Career driven students, ages 15-19, who reside in Forsyth County can gain summer employment all while learning a great skill or trade. Our partners have included some of the communities foremost business and corporate leaders. Check out our page!


The Winston-Salem Urban League’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the largest federally-funded program specifically targeting older adults seeking employments and training assistance.  The SCSEP program serves over 200 people in 18 counties throughout North Carolina. SCSEP empowers older adults with the opportunities that they need to achieve parity through education and training. Our SCSEP and Digital Inclusion Program serve men and women aged 55+ with retraining to enter the workforce.


Winston-Salem YP’s are young professionals ages 21-49 that empower the Triad through the Urban League movement.  We support the Urban League movement through our volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development.


POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STD’s Everywhere) is a partnership between the Winston-Salem Urban League and the HIV/STI Outreach Section at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. The POSSE Team performs non-clinical, off site HIV/STI screenings and education in our downtown office on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00. Walk-ins welcome.

This is Round 2 of the Health Initiative between the Winston-Salem Urban League and the Forsyth County Department of Health’s P.O.S.S.E Program. This team goes out into local communities to encourage testing for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) while inspiring others.