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Greater Washington Urban League's 34TH Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala Hosted by the Legendary Lou Gossett, Jr. and Distinguished Jackee Harry

Mar 8, 2006

Under the theme “Lest We Forget,” the 2006 gala will salute individuals and organizations that have committed their lives to fighting for civil rights throughout the nation. The special guest for the evening will be National Urban League President Marc H. Morial. Enterprise Rent-A-Car continues its partnership with The Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. Read more »

“Village of Caring” Moves Hurricane Katrina Family

Nov 15, 2005

Carmen Melendez and her six children of New Orleans had been without a permanent home since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in August. That changed today when the ad hoc "Village of Caring" composed of community organizations, a governmental agency, faith-based institutions and private entities moved the family into a six-bedroom town home in the Sursum Corda Cooperative of Northwest Washington off North Capitol Street.  Read more »

Get Walking with the Greater Washington Urban League

Nov 15, 2005

Free Pedometers As Long As Supplies Last

It’s not too late to participate in the Greater Washington Urban League’s “America on the Move” program. The program is designed to help people improve their health by increasing their activity level, awareness of good health practices, and perhaps lose weight. Free pedometers are available as long as supplies last. Read more »

Five Community Organizations Join Forces To Support Local Quintuplets

Nov 15, 2005

October 2005 - Five organizations have joined together to expand a network of support for the Thompson Quintuplets of Washington, DC. This month, the five organizations - "the Greater Washington Urban League, Capital City Chapter of Links, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Read more »

At Urban League Meeting, Katrina Open Arms Coalition Formed

Sep 8, 2005

At Urban League Meeting, Katrina Open Arms Coalition Formed to Assist Hurricane Evacuees in Washington Metropolitan Area Read more »

Sign Unveiling for New Urban League Headquarters Held

Aug 30, 2002

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) announced in August that it has entered into an Exclusive Right Agreement with the RLA Revitalization Corporation to purchase and develop the Hines Funeral Homes Building at 14th and Harvard Streets, N.W. for its new headquarters. Read more »

Greater Washington Urban League Salutes Corporate Supporters and Outstanding Volunteers at 64th Annual Membership Meeting

Apr 22, 2000

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) held its 64th Annual Membership Meeting on April 22 to update the community on League programs and services, recognize supporters and elect new Board Members. The meeting was held at The George Washington University, hosted by university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who is a member of the GWUL’s Board of Directors.  Read more »

Commerce Secretary Tours GWUL Tech Center

Aug 25, 1999

On August 24, Commerce Secretary William M. Daley visited the Greater Washington Urban League Technology Resource Center to highlight President Clinton’s New Markets Initiative that promotes private sector investment in distressed communities. Daley toured the Center, along with Mayor Anthony Williams. Read more »