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Calling all small business owners! Sell your goods and services to bustling downtown crowds from the Urban League's newly renovated event center on one of the busiest shopping days of the year! Prime downtown location Large crowds Great value One of the busiest shopping days of the year Benefit from Urban League’s marketing investment Only $39 per vendor! Buy now!...

ICYMI: Honoring Veterans & Addressing Mental Health Last Friday, the Urban League hosted United States Veterans from across the Triad. We paid tribute to nearly 100 veterans for their service, served them a free lunch and discussed mental health issues and services available to support United States Veterans. Many are current or past participants in our Senior Community Service Employment Program. Special thanks to Forsyth County and Commissioner Fleming El-Amin for making the event possible....

Join the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals to discuss circulating dollars within the local African American community. The event will observe the achievements of local African American business owners and highlight the success of their business models with emphasis on financial sustainability. Guest Panelists to include Trinity Manning, Algenon Cash & Chris Megginson. What:  November YP Mixer: New Black Wall Street When:  Thursday, November 16th, 2017; 6pm ET Where:  Carolina's Vineyards & Hops, 1111 S Marshall St, Winston-Salem, NC RSVP NOW    ...

Gilliam owns four Winston-Salem businesses: Ma'ati Spa, III Eye Digital, The Lounge Sports Bar & Grill and Neteru Real EstateHoldings. Gilliam is quickly becoming a Triad mogul, but it is not easy. Join us as she discusses being black, female and entrepreneur. When: Thu, October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Where: The Lounge, Bar & Grill, 3101 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 RSVP NOW...

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...

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,...

The dog days of Summer are here, and that often means utility bills spike as people cool their homes. Don’t let that eat into your food budget! Millions of seniors across the country use SNAP to afford food each month. Come and learn and enroll in this important program on Saturday, August 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Super Seniors SNAP enrollment at the Urban League office located at 3441 Patterson Avenue office.  ...

Winston-Salem Urban League Fall Career Expo 2017 Wednesday, October 18 Employer Sponsorship and Registration Platinum Level Sponsorship - $5000 Gold Level Sponsorship - $2,500 Silver Level Sponsorship - $1000 General Registration - $150 Title sponsor listing Premier table positioning Brand signage at event Career Expo registration Premier table positioning Brand signage at event Media listing: newspaper, WSUL website, and social media Prominent signage at event Prime inclusion in media advertisement: newspaper, radio, TV, WSUL website, and social media Sponsorship certificate Prime inclusion in media advertisement: newspaper, radio, TV, WSUL website, and social media Corporate partner recognition plaque Career Expo registration Corporate partner recognition plaque Career Expo registration 2 tickets to the Whitney M. Young Gala and VIP reception Career...

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...

Working with the Young Democrats of Forsyth County and the Young Professional Republicans of Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals led a visual in support civil rights advocates in Charlottesville, Virginia. YP President, April Johnson and 1st Vice-President, Kenneth Pettigrew are quoted below.   "We’re just in a bolder era these days when it comes to people speaking out about their hatred of people of color, of sex and gender, of religion,” April Johnson said. “For those people, the president seems to be saying to them it’s OK to release their hatred, rather than depress it, when he doesn’t come out and denounce it.” The antidote, Pettigrew...

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...

Own a small business? Have a product to sell? Click the link below and tell us about yourself. This fall, the Urban League will host weekend pop up markets at our 3441 N. Patterson location to help small businesses get a leg up! Let us give your business a boost! [edgtf_button size="medium" type="" text="Sign Up" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczmJjAx5O8yOB2rXonhQhxpYOHbuphTYscz7EqiAYdcaoUtA/viewform?mc_cid=a5b268603a&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D" target="_self" color="white" hover_color="" background_color="red" hover_background_color="" border_color="white" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="1000" margin=""]...

Download the State of Black Winston-Salem report by clicking here. Join the Urban League Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4% more frequent than for white residents. Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices....

The Winston-Salem Urban League is proud to collaborate with the National Black Theatre Festival for the Youth Celebrity Project, Teen Talk, where youth explore issues that affect their lives. Building on the State of Black Winston-Salem report released on July 18th by Urban League CEO James Perry, a youth panel led by celebrity host and actress Colby Christina, with motivational speakers Frankie Gist and Jeffrey Frierson Jr and other special guests, will discuss the State of Black Youth. Spoken word and music will be provided by Vibe Funktion, an artist collective of poets, musicians and hip hop lyricists. This event...

Betty Ann Falkner (below) with Center for Smart Financial Choices spent Wednesday, July 12 making sure our youth understood what was their money and what [caption id="attachment_16151" align="alignright" width="150"] Intern discussing banking options with Allegacy representative[/caption] was the bank's money, as they were presented the option to open accounts with BB&T and Allegacy Credit Union. Bank Manager Tommy Hicks (featured picture) from the Old Walkertown BB&T branch explained to our participants that "banking is an adult task and they are taking steps into a good future if they do their accounts correctly." Allegacy encouraged our youth to apply for the scholarships they have available for college. SYEP staff want our youth to get...

As I stood in Samaritan Ministries, it all flashed before my eyes. I remember the first day the participants were dropping off their applications, to the day they interviewed and wrote they wanted to work in Samaritan Ministry soup kitchen. It made me so proud to see them holding hands, praying and serving. To have the director confirm that the youth have been amazing thus far; even the "15 year old". Most sites felt the younger the youth, the harder it would be. I believe, the younger  the participant, the more impact they can have! I knew at that point we are on the way to making...

Meet the BelFlex team tomorrow on Friday, July 28th from 10:30 am to noon at the Winston-Salem Urban League. BelFlex connects local business to talented people like you! They openings in the ranging from maintenance to logistics. Stop by to see they have right opportunity for you! If you have a resume bring it. If you don't, we'll help you make one! What: BelFlex Career Fair When: 10:30 am, Friday July 28th Where: Winston-Salem Urban League, 201 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101...

Register now Key leaders of local civil rights organiztions discuss the results of the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4 more frequent than for white residents. Most...

That's right! WXII covered our Summer Youth Program. This amazing program, funded by the City of Winston-Salem, allows low-moderate income teens, ages 15-19 to intern at local businesses throughout Winston-Salem. They receive stipends while gaining paths to career opportunity! Click here to see us in action!...

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...

Contact aharris@wsurban.org for inquiries. On Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 am at the Winston-Salem Urban League's Vivian Burke Quality of Life Center at 3441 North Patterson Ave., the Winston-Salem Urban League will release the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. The report, previewed by Urban League members and partners who attended the organization's annual meeting, presents indices that compare the standing of African-Americans in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to white residents. It is modeled after the decades old, annual, State of Black America Report published by the National Urban League. The Winston-Salem Chronicle previewed and published an exclusive article about the report's findings on Thursday, July...

On Thursday night, approximately two dozen Winston-Salem preferred employers came together at the home of W-S Urban League CEO James Perry. The house was stirring with anticipation. The purpose: an orientation and mixer for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program. Every employer was committed to supporting and mentoring teens in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Ja'net Adams talked about her experience with the program in 2016. Three interns worked with her business last year. She taught them how to market a business, run a professional social media program, manage a lecture enterprise and more. She also mentored each intern on debt and...

Our goal was huge but straightforward. Turn 148 teenagers into the most impressive job candidates that employers had ever seen. We jumped into action. Step one: each teen must write  a resume. All 148 teens in the Summer Youth Employment Program met up at the Forsyth Tech, Mazie Woodruff Center. Our amazing staff got to work. They gave a quick overview on how to use the computer lab and explained how to create a basic resume. Joy Nelson-Thomas led the charge. She explained, “a resume is a one page description of your accomplishments.” Kismet Loftin-Bell, her Co-Director followed up, “that’s right, this...

Kendra Callwood, Kismet Loftin-Bell, Joy Nelson-Thomas and Ashley Green This year, the Summer Youth Employment Program is off to an amazing start! In large part, it is due to our team. You have to meet them. First up is Kendra Callwood. Kendra is an Americorp Vista staffer by way of Wake Forest University. Kendra is a brilliant computer programer who can whip any computer program into shape. Contact her at kcallwood@wsurban.org Next is Kismet Loftin-Bell. Kismet is Co-Director of this year's program. But if her face is familiar, it is because she is a long time member of the W-S Urban League Family. She has served in the...