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NUL President Responds to Wall Street Journal Article About African Americans and Charter Schools

Aug 4, 2010

Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West are mistaken about the National Urban League’s position on charter schools. The National Urban League is working cooperatively with the Obama Administration and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to craft an educational reform plan that will guarantee equal educational opportunities for every child in the United States. Read more »

GWUL 4th Annual Decades Party with Celebrity Hosts Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul

Jul 28, 2010

Proceeds to Benefit the Community Service Programs of the League

It’s a Throwback Party and Tribute to the Parliament Funkadelics. Join GWUL at the Washington Convention Center 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 for our Decades Party. Win prizes for best outfit from your favorite decade or your Halloween costume. If you can really dance like James Brown, you might win $500! Download Brochure »   Buy Tickets »

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Statement About the Life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height

May 7, 2010

We have truly lost a civil rights warrior and hero today. Dr. Height embodied a model for civic activism.  Read more »

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant to President

Feb 17, 2010

POSITION TITLE - Administrative Assistant to the President/CEO
POSITION REPORTS TO - President and CEO, Greater Washington Urban League
Up to Mid $30s, based on experience Read more »

GWUL Seeks Contractors for Weatherization Program

Jan 29, 2010


Census Testing Dates for US Census Recruitment at GWUL

Jan 25, 2010

The US Census 2010 is Coming Read more »


Oct 28, 2009

Please be advised that the Greater Washington Urban League does not solicit funds door-to-door to pay a person’s utility or any other bills or for donations. It has recently been brought to our attention that there may be a person or persons fraudulently claiming to represent the League. Read more »

GWUL Affordable Housing Event

Jun 20, 2009

Prospective homeowner? Homeowner? Facing foreclosure? Join us Saturday, June 20 for the DC Homeownership Expo and Foreclosure Clinic held at the Washington Convention Center, 10am - 2pm.  Free event - open to public!  Free credit reports, credit counseling and foreclosure counseling available. Read more »

GWUL Announces New Opportunity for Older Teens With Chris Cooley Youth Football Camp

May 20, 2009

We have a new free opportunity for 50 teen athletes (boys and girls) ages 15 – 18 to participate in a one-day PROFORMANCE CLINIC on Sunday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fairfax High School. The clinic will feature speed and agility training by D1 Sports Training. Read more »

Scholarships for Youth Ages 7 to 14 to Attend Cooley Camp

May 4, 2009

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), a community partner with the Old Spice Chris Cooley Youth Football Camp in partnership with ProCamps and the Jason Taylor Foundation, announces a scholarship for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Only a few slots remain for the two-day camp, which will be held June 13 – 14 at Fairfax High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more »