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Mission and History

The Urban League Of Long Island. Has a rich History that we should never forget.  We always have to remember and give our thanks and gratitude to those who came before us. 
If we want to build a better society, we must never forget where we come from our morals and values.
We would like to take the opportunity to Thank our founding members and all the wonderful people that have served this great organization over the years. 
A few beautiful quotes about History..

Robert Heinlein
“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”

Marshall McLuhan
“Only the vanquished remember history.”

Mohandas Gandhi
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

Stephen Covey
“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

To be success you have to look at the past It is only by reflecting on the past that one can create a better future. Success to us is not just a girl overseas going to school – but also leading her village to a better future.

Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. The future depends on what we do in the present. The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.

We Are The Urban League Of Long Island. Enjoy exploring our rich History, Mission and what we plan on doing with the future of this organization. May God continue to Bless you and your families.


The Urban League of Long Island, Inc. Is one of the 92 affiliates of the National Urban League, the Nation's oldest and largest community-based movement empowering Africian-Americans and other disenfranchised individuals to secure economic self- reliance, parity, power and civil rights. 

The Urban League of Long Island, Inc 49- year history began when a group of Tuskegee Airman working at the Grumman Corporation became disheartened by the limited number of job and career advancement opportunities available to minorties living on Long Island; in their efforts to eliminate barriers to equal opportunity in the workplace, together in the home of founding president  Jean Esquerre,  in 1972 the Long Island Affiliate was born.

The Urban League of Long Island, Inc. "was incorporated within the terms of the National Urban League in 1974

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Our Mission

The Urban League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Its mission is "to enable African Americans and others in the historically underserviced communities to achieve their highest level of secure economic self-reliance, social parity. power and civil rights".

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About The Urban League Of Long Island, Inc

Urban League of Long Island is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation's largest civil rights and urban advocacy group.

The Urban League's programs uplift nearly two million people nationwide. Through affordable housing initiatives, youth development and diversion, employment and training, entrepreneurship, health and civic engagement.

Which promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing, and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health and quality of life.



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Join The Urban League of Long Island/ Donate

Help us to continue to fund community empowerment. For over 49 years the Urban League of Long Island has served underserved populations and people of color. We do this through our programs, projects,  membership groups and volunteers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has ever servered The Urban League of Long Island. 

From our Sponsors, Partners, Vendors, Volunteers and the Board Chairs, Board oi Directors and our Members. 



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Everyone! We are looking for people who want to serve and support our mission. We are always looking for people to help our community.

Membership: All memberships come with a Urban League of Long Island Membership Card, Official Urban League of Long Island Membership Lapel Pin, Monthly Newsletters, One (1) Year Membership and Admission to the Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party. Cost: $250.00 for Adults Membership $100.00 Guild Membership 45+ $75.00 Young Perfessional 20-40 $50.00 Seniors 60+ Students Middle School, High School, Free All dues are tax deductible, and you will be given a receipt automatically once you pay online.

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