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Guest Speaker Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis Oct 9, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC – On Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala. The event, sponsored by Food Lion, Reynolds American/British American Tobacco, AT&T and others will recognize business and community pioneers in the Triad community and launch the Winston-Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Advisory Board. WSUL will present the 2017 Whitney M. Young Award to Forsyth County United Way’s Place Matters Program. The Program focuses on 13 neighborhoods in northeast Winston-Salem to impact Education, Financial Stability, Health and...

Over the last several months, the W-S Urban League has been advocating around a few key issues. It is always great when elected leaders are responsive to our efforts. We recognize supportive officials whenever we can with a big: THANK YOU! Public transportation We thank the entire City Council and the Mayor for an expansion of night and weekend bus service in the 2017-18 budget. It is key to making transportation opportunity equitable for all residents. The expansion was inline with our recommendations from earlier this spring. We go a step further in applauding the heroic efforts of three Council-members for their heroic albeit unsuccessful vote to rescind increases...

Happy 4th of July! This Independence Day, we say thank you to elected officials who have taken key steps to support Urban League policy positions and programs. Public transportation We thank the entire City Council and the Mayor for an expansion of night and weekend bus service in the 2017-18 budget. It is key to making transportation opportunity equitable for all residents. The expansion was inline with our recommendations from earlier this spring. We go a step further in applauding the heroic efforts of three Council-members for their heroic albeit unsuccessful vote to rescind increases to Trans-Aid fares: Vivian Burke; Derwin Montgomery; and James Taylor. Summer Youth Employment Program A huge thank you goes to...