Ohio SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League
The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League is to ?transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency?.
?The vision of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League is to have vibrant communities with thriving individuals, families, and businesses.?
The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati?s (ULGC) carries out its mission in three primary ways ? 1) promoting an inclusive community; 2) workforce development; and 3) business development & entrepreneurship.
Promoting an Inclusive Community? A challenge for many companies is recruiting and retaining minority talent at their organizations. For over 20 years the Urban League has offered its African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP). Modeled after the Leadership Cincinnati program, the AALDP trains African American leaders of the future over a 10-month program.
Workforce Development? Helping a person to obtain meaningful employment is a basic tenant of economic self-sufficiency. The Urban League operates five workforce development programs including its flagship Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention (SOAR). Program components include self-exploration, financial literacy, understanding employer expectations, resume writing skills and online applications. Through workshops and trainings, the program also encompasses labor market information, job search strategies, interviewing techniques and basic computer literacy as well as professional job placement and retention assistance.
For the past five years the Urban League has been able to place an average of 424 people in new jobs at an average wage of $10.41/hour or $21,624 annually. That translates into $45.4 million of new spendin