Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Transforming generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.

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MISSION: To transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio focuses on two primary “buckets” of work: financial empowerment, including workforce development, and community leadership, including the fight for racial equality. We serve a growing number of people from underserved and minority communities and are seeking funding to bolster our capacity to meet the expanding need for our programs. In 2019 we served 18,000 people. In 2021 we have served 40,000.

Our programs include:
Center for Social Justice
Resiliency Fund
Employment Connections
Financial Empowerment Center
Business Entrepreneur Support and Certification
Partnering Center
African American Leadership Development Program
Urban League Guild
Urban League Young Professionals

Eddie Koen, President & CEO
Tonya Conner, Chief of Staff
Cinnamon Pelly, Chief Operating Officer
K. Michael Jordan, Chief Financial Officer
Dorothy Smoot, Chief Impact Officer
Gina Goings, Sr. Vice President of Development
Nikol Miller, Executive Director, Miami Valley Urban League
Rickell Howard Smith, Executive Director, Center for Social Justice
Ashlee Young, VP of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Sheila Mixon, Executive Director (WBEC ORV) Senior Vice President of Development & Entrepreneurship
Charolette Harris, Vice President of Operations and Engagement (WBEC ORV)
Erica Simmons, HR Consultant

Board Members
Chair, J. Phillip Holloman
Vice Chair, Beverly Bates
Secretary, Kathleen B. Selker
Treasurer, Curtis Hollis
Donald Broadhurst, Liz Carter, Royce Sutton, Delores Hargrove-Young, Danielle Ivory, Robert W. Jones, Helen Jones-Kelley, Lisa Roberts-Rosser, Max V. Langenkamp, Richard P. Lofgren, Casey Marsh, Shawn Masterson, Peter McConney, John Merchant, John M. Munson, Connie Pillich, Rob Strub, Tashawna Thomas Otabil, Daniel Von Allmen

Glorifying the Lions: recognizing the life achievement and contributions of Cincinnatians age 65 years and older.

Center for Social Justice: supports the launch of our new Center for Social Justice housed at the Urban League, focused on police reform and racial equity

Affirmed: Urban League Young Professionals Honors Award Ceremony

Juneteenth: annual individual giving campaign

Community Engagement: supports our ability to continue to be a resource to the community by co-hosting special community events, access to our facilities, and community-based collaboratives for youth and adults.

3458 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 281-9955

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