Urban League launches membership drive

| June 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League began its annual membership drive on June 23 and encourages community members to support its efforts and mission to create self-sufficiency for all residents.

“The Urban League is a non-profit agency established in 1920 that provides employment, housing,  education and youth, and early childhood literacy services for free,” FWUL officials explained in a statement. “Our vision is to remove barriers and create opportunity that will enable all residents to reach their full potential. The League continues to be a safe place and activity hub for numerous residents, youth and adults, who are seeking an improved quality of life. The League’s programs have served more than 50,000 residents and helped numerous individuals become self-sufficient. The proceeds from the membership drive will support the life-changing services and programs provided by the Urban League.”

Keith Mitchell, membership coordinator for the Fort Wayne Urban League, said, “The programs that we offer at the Urban League continue to pave a path to success for countless residents and especially those who are most vulnerable. Success is easily attainable for all residents when we provide everyone with opportunity.

“The Urban League offers a multitude of services that are transforming lives, creating self-sufficiency and positively impacting our city through developing a stronger workforce,” Mitchell continued. “I encourage residents to volunteer and donate to this worthy cause.”

Single membership is $30 and a family membership is $50.

For more information, please contact Keith Mitchell, membership coordinator, Fort Wayne Urban League, at 317.296.2392, 260.745.3100 or Kembnette@gamil.com.

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