From our Head Start program to our work with seniors accessing health care benefits, GPUL educates, engages and empowers residents of the Valley of the Sun with access to information, civic and community leaders, and forums for productive dialogue regarding topics and priorities in their communities.

To uphold our mission to empower minorities and those in need to achieve economic and social equality, the Greater Phoenix Urban League collaborates with local community and faith based partners and our volunteers to educate the public and elected officials on the impacts of public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems.


The League also engages in public outreach and education campaigns to increase awareness and information dissemination related to issues and initiatives that have direct impact on the quality of life and economic development in communities of color and that are important to the greater Phoenix community.


We are eager to collaborate with other civil rights, community and faith based organizations to leverage resources and make a greater impact on our community. It is our goal to advocate for education, economic development, affordable housing, transportation, small business and community development initiatives and policies and to serve as a voice for impactful change for Greater Phoenix. Our recent initiatives include:


MEET THE LEADERS

Our "Meet the Leaders" Town hall series, organized and presented in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, provides an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of various community, civic and business leaders about key topics impacting our community. Click here to view a video of the Town Hall.


RECLAIM THE VOTE

Prompted by an aggressive and concerted effort to target and undermine voting in poor and minority communities, the National Urban League launched Reclaim the Vote, to educate citizens on their rights and register them to vote.


The Greater Phoenix Urban League is a voter registration location where members of the public can come and register to vote online.


MAKE BLACK COUNT

The U.S. Census is more than just a head count – it determines how our legislative districts are drawn, voting power in our communities, and how $675 billion in federal dollars will be allocated and invested. The National Urban League launched the first Make Black Count in 1970 alongside a coalition of civil rights organizations that understood the significance of the Census and the need for an accurate count in Black America. Black America still remains undercounted in the Census. This has resulted in a loss of billions of dollars in federal funds to build schools, hospitals, and invest in infrastructure in Black communities. Furthermore, Black children are systematically undercounted in the Census at twice the rate of Non-Black children.


U.S. Census Bureau Census Accessibility site where individuals can come and receive information on the Census and complete their census response online onsite as well as employment opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Greater Phoenix Urban League engages in Community Outreach and Education to Increase Minority Participation in the 2020 US Census in partnership with the National Urban League and other community and faith based partners.


You can self-respond to the census online at https://my2020census.gov/ or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020.