WHO WE ARE
The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL or the League) is on a mission to increase the economic and political empowerment of historically vulnerable and diverse populations. For 80 years, the League has stood on society’s frontlines as well as in the trenches serving as a safety net and facilitator of opportunity in Washington, DC and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland. As one of the District’s oldest civil rights organizations, the League continues to carve a distinctive path towards justice and fair play by putting families first and catering to the needs of children and the elderly, and everyone in between. Since 1938, GWUL has guided individuals on the road to self-sufficiency, impacting over three million lives. The Greater Washington Urban League is a 501(c) (3) non-profit community service organization, a member agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area and one of over 90 affiliates of the National Urban League.
WHAT WE VALUE
Through facilitating people’s journeys along a continuum of wealth and wellness, we foster dialogue around critical social justice and equity issues in our local communities. We carry out that work through the lens of five core values: