WE WANT YOU! Click here for this year’s application. This award-winning program serves low-income teens ages 15 to 19. Each teen earns a stipend while learning career skills from a local employer! This year, all applications must be submitted online. Applicants can use the W-S Urban League downtown or Patterson computer labs to complete and submit applications. Applications are due Friday, June 15th by 5pm. INCOME LIMITS FOR EACH INCOME CATEGORY FOR HOUSEHOLD SIZES 1 TO 8: Range of Incomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 to 30% of median $13,150 $15,000 $16,900 $18,750 $20,250 $21,750 $23,250 $24,750 31% to 50% of median $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250 51% to 60% of median $26,280 $30,000 $33,780 $37,500 $40,500 $43,500 $46,500 $49,500 61% to 80% of median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000 Greater than 80% of median All of those with incomes greater than...

Stocking/Backroom Sears Holdings Corporation  -  Winston-Salem, NC Req/Job ID: 922738BR Employing Entity: Sears, Roebuck and Co. Employment Category: Regular, Part-time Job Function: Sales Support Store ID: 01375: Sears Winston Salem NC The Store Support Ass...

May 14, 2018 – On Wednesday, May 16, The Winston-Salem Urban League will host its  Spring Career Expo. The Expo will include over 30 top-tier companies in fields like communications, manufacturing, healthcare, finance government, education, human services, retail, construction and industrial services. The Spring Career Expo is made possible by Gold sponsorships by Food Lion, Pepsico, Inc., and RAI, British American Tobacco.  Silver sponsors include Forsyth Tech, Herbalife, Panera Bread, Wells Fargo and WestRock. The Winston-Salem Urban League’s job and career programs are made possible through ongoing support from the Forsyth County United Way and Senior Services America, Inc. Prior to the...

FOR RELEASE MAY 9, 2018 WINSTON-SALEM URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT & CEO FEATURED IN 2018 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA WINSTON-SALEM – The National Urban League’s annual State of Black Americareport, which evaluates the relative social and economic status of African Americans, this year includes commentary from James Perry. "Right here in Winston-Salem, we're leading the charge to make lives better. Through our computer labs on 5th Street and Patterson Ave, we are constantly connecting our community to the digital revolution. People are always shocked when they step into my office and realize that it is a small but mighty digital studio...

Today is election day! So get our there and vote. Here are a few resources to help you out! Voting info: Sample Forsyth County Democratic ballot. Sample Forsyth County Republican ballot. Are you registered to vote? Check here. Get registered to vote today! Click here. List of all candidates in North Carolina. Partisan Groups: Forsyth County Democratic Party Forsyth County Republican Party North Carolina Green Party Non-Partisan Voting Advocacy Groups Common Cause NC Democracy NC League of Women Voters Later tonight, see election results here.   As a voter, You've got rights! c/o Democracy NC 1. HOURS. Each polling place is open between 6:30 am and 7:30 pm on Election Day. You must be allowed to vote if you are...

The Winston-Salem Urban League Career Expo is the premier Triad employment event. At the Expo, eager to hire employers will connect with several hundred job seekers. The Winston-Salem Urban League Career Expo is the first step to your new career. What: 2018 Spring Career Expo When: 9 am to 2 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Where: Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, W-S, NC 27101 ...

The Strategic Advantage of Older Workers  Winston-Salem Urban League highlights the importance of 50+ talent during Older Americans Month Winston-Salem, NC, May 1, 2018 – This year Older Americans Month falls as both the national and local US economies reach near-record heights. With increasing discussion on how to maintain a competitive advantage in this marketplace, one universal theme from both policymakers and CEOs is the need for skilled talent to sustain economic growth.   The theme for Older American Month is “Engage at any Age,” highlighting that there’s no such thing as too old to engage in new endeavors. Winston-Salem Urban League in partnership...

PAINT | SIP | ART HOP Join the Winston Salem Urban League Young Professionals for Afro-Cuban Beats & Paint Event on Friday, May 4th. The paint and sip event will be in conjunction with Downtown Winston Salem's First Friday Gallery Hop. Afro-Cuban Beats & Paint will be facilitated by Erica Jones of Art by Fat Rozie. Enjoy delicious appetizers, wine, and listen to a dynamic Afro-Cuban beats playlist while you paint cigar women of Cuba. Come solo, with a group, ladies night, or for date night. Get your tickets today. DATE AND TIME Fri, May 4, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION Winston Salem...

How you interview can determine whether or not you’re hired! Forsyth Tech and the Winston-Salem Urban League can help you brush up on your interview skills. You’ll learn to present yourself to employers as the perfect hire, be it a formal interview or job fair networking. DATE AND TIME Tue, May 15, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION W-S Urban League - Main Office 201 W 5th St Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.facebook.com/events/2090545717859284" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

In today’s competitive job market, an excellent resume is a must! Whether you’re dusting off your resume or starting from scratch, let Forsyth Tech and the Winston-Salem Urban League help make sure you’re presenting the best resume possible! DATE AND TIME Tue, May 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT LOCATION W-S Urban League 201 W 5th St Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.facebook.com/events/163205504347232" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

In today’s competitive job market, an excellent resume is a must! Whether you’re dusting off your resume or starting from scratch, let Forsyth Tech and the Winston-Salem Urban League help make sure you’re presenting the best resume possible! DATE AND TIME Mon, May 14, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION W-S Urban League Quality of Life Center 3441 Patterson Ave Winston-Salem, NC 27105 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.facebook.com/events/156925541813558" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

How you interview can determine whether or not you’re hired! Forsyth Tech and the Winston-Salem Urban League can help you brush up on your interview skills. You’ll learn to present yourself to employers as the perfect hire, be it a formal interview or job fair networking. DATE AND TIME Mon, May 14, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT LOCATION W-S Urban League Quality of Life Center 3441 Patterson Ave Winston-Salem, NC 27105 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.facebook.com/events/605877699773945" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host the Chicago Freedom Movement Photo Exhibit from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Urban League Event Center located at 510 N. Trade Street. The exhibit features rare historic color photographs of Dr. King and other civil rights leaders. The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to open housing by the people of Chicago. In remembrance and celebration of the Chicago Freedom Movement's fight for...

Continuing King's Legacy: Fighting for $15 Family Wages  When: Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00 PM Where: Winston Square Park - 310 N Marshall St, parking available across the street at First Presbyterian Church Rain Location:  Goler Memorial A.M.E Zion Church (620 Patterson Ave @ 7th St.) Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights. Dr. King combined the struggle for civil rights and the struggle for economic justice. 50 years after King’s assassination, too many people in our community still can’t afford basic necessities. Join us as we...

Seniors, 65 and older, join us for a SNAP Out Senior Hunger SNAP Enrollment Breakfast.  Both events will offer heathy meal, one on one SNAP application assistance and education on healthy living with food benefit services. What: SNAP Out Senior Hunger Breakfasts Where and When: April 4, 2018, 9am-12pm, Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 April 5, 2018, 9am-12pm, Hayes Taylor YMCA 2630 E. Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27401 You may qualify for SNAP benefits if you are: 65 or older;  Not currently receiving SNAP benefits; and you meet the income criteria. To find out more the events or about SNAP eligibility, contact our Urban League...

We've redefined Political PARTY! This Political "Party" provides a unique opportunity to come together and about the issues that matter most to Millennials. Enjoy refreshments and vibes by DJ Trellz! Millennial Night has partnered with Black Girls Vote and local organizations- Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, and Urban League Young Professionals -to bring you a non-conventional way to learn about the candidates and the issues. DATE AND TIME Thu, April 5, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION The Ramkat 170 West 9th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/political-party-tickets-44519965415?ref=eios&aff=eios" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

Forsyth Tech Technology Skills for Life & Employment Course is a FREE 30-hour course covering everything from basic computer skills, to how to complete an online job application, interviewing techniques, communication skills and much more.  By completing the course you will become eligible to purchase a refurbished laptop computer at a greatly reduced price. To be considered for participation in this training and computer purchase program, you must first meet the following criteria: •    You don’t have a working computer at home •    You are unemployed or meet the income criteria •    You live in the target neighborhoods or surrounding area. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon=""...

Mid-March Job Board Service Technician-Certified-(SIGN-ON BONUS) Winston-Salem, NC Sears Holdings Corporation  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job  Seeking a challenging and fast-paced work environment? Sears Auto Center is going through an exciting transformation!! Sears Auto Center is looking for professional automotive service technici...

Winston-Salem, NC, March 9, 2016 – With the support of Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, AMC Theaters, the Anna Julia Cooper Center, Color of Change, the Winston-Salem Urban League and the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals will send 300 children from title one schools and low and moderate income communities to the grand opening of a Wrinkle in Time in an effort dubbed “Give a Child a Universe.” The science fiction movie, directed by Ava DuVernay, featuring Oprah Winfrey, tells the story of Meg Murray and her younger brother Charles Wallace as they travel through time and space in search of...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in...

Join the Winston Salem Urban League Young Professionals for the HERstory, Her Business panel discussion and networking event. The event will feature local black women entrepreneurs as panelists, sharing their learning experiences for developing a business, challenges and highlighting the overall success of their business models. Who: W-S Urban League Young Professionals What: March Mixer l HERStory Her Business When: Thursday, March 15th l 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Ma'ati Spa, 707 N Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [embed]https://www.facebook.com/WSUrbanLeague/videos/10155723907192499/[/embed]...

For Immediate Release Center for Responsible Lending & National Urban League Report Shows Senators Proposal Would Cost More, Deliver Less WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018)  A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation's housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it. CRL and the National Urban League's report finds that the proposed legislation repeals the important public interest mandates within the current system and replaces them with weak incentives that will greatly harm the...

Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League present a community business of the month. Check out this month's Community Business of the Month. Then follow the effort on social media: #WSBiz By Busta Brown, W-S Chronicle The Business of the Month is The Village Produce and Country Store, 4219 N. Liberty St. in Winston-Salem. I sat down with owners Jerry Anderson and his wife, Paula McCoy, to talk about why they saw the need to bring a fresh produce store to the Twin City. “We knew that there were many conversations in the city...