New York Urban League Frederick Douglass Dinner 2016

FDD2K16 Honorees1The New York Urban League held its 51th Anniversary Frederick Douglass Dinner on Tuesday, May 19, 2016 at Pier Sixty. The organization led by President and CEO Arva Rice bestowed its Frederick Douglass Medallion on Michael Cardozo and Amalgamated Bank.  Continue Reading →

Join The NYUL 2016 Summer STEM Program In Harlem

stem in summer programJoin New York Urban League this summer to learn more about technology, your son or daughters path to college and careers in STEM NEXT Academy NYUL’s Experiential Technology Academy at the NYUL Harlem Office starting July 11th, 2016. Continue Reading →

New York Urban League Launches 1st Ever Bethune Fellowship

Bethune FellowshipThe New York Urban League has launched a new initiative called the Bethune Fellowship. Named after Mary McLeod Bethune who was a leading civil rights and education activist and served under the presidential administrations of Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Roosevelt. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Tamir Rice killing Underscores Why Black Leaders Are Calling For Oversight Of Judicial Process

young tamir and arv in harlem world magazine

By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice.  Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →

NYUL Statement in Support Of Common Core Standards

ArvaPhotoGovernor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force has released its final report detailing to the Governor some of the problems that have been present in the implementation of the Common Core standards. Continue Reading →

NY Urban Leagues Arva Rice Testifies At Common Core

Arva RicePresident and CEO and Harlem fave Arva Rice of New York Urban League was present to testify at Governor Cuomo’s first ever Common Core Task Force. Continue Reading →

New York Urban League Bids Farewll To Chancellor Tisch

merryl-tischEarlier this week it was announced that the Chancellor of the Board of Regents Merryl Tisch will not be seeking another term in March. Although the New York Urban League is saddened by this news, not enough can be said about the great work Chancellor Tisch has done in support for higher standards. Continue Reading →

NY Urban League Talks 2015 Class Of Board Members

nyul board memberThe New York Urban League is excited to announce its fall class of 2015 board members.The four new members are as follows: Continue Reading →