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Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) Will Present the 37th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 18, 2009

Mar 16, 2009

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) will present the 37th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 18, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. Under the theme “Stepping Up to the Plate: Yes We Can!” the 2009 Gala will salute those who have stepped up against all odds and made a difference.

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Urban League Homeownership Workshops: Buying Your First Home and Preventing Foreclosure Workshop

Feb 21, 2009

Buying Your First Home

Speak to realtors, lenders, housing inspectors, housing counselors and other professionals to discover everything you need to know about purchasing your first home including how to qualify for a loan, working with an agent, home inspections, home maintenance and more. Read more »

First-time Homebuyers in DC: Are you ready? Let us help you get there!

Jan 28, 2009

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development's Home Purchase Assistance Program, administered by the League, offers up to $44,000 in down payment and closing costs for first-time homebuyers. Learn more about the program. Read more »

Greater Washington Urban League and NBC Universal Foundation Induct Students into National Achievers Society

Nov 19, 2007

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) in collaboration with NBC Universal Foundation presents its 9th Annual National Achievers Society Induction Ceremony. This event will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 3 pm at Israel Baptist Church on 1251 Saratoga Avenue NE in Washington, D.C. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Read more »

Greater Washington Urban League Honored Corporate Supporters and Outstanding Volunteers at 69th Annual Membership Meeting

Apr 23, 2007

The Greater Washington Urban League saluted more than 100 corporations for continued support and seven individuals for outstanding service during its 69th Annual Membership Meeting and Reception hosted on Monday, April 23, 2007 by the George Washington University. Read more »

Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) Will Present the 35th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 21, 2007

Mar 1, 2007

WHO: Vernon E. Jordan Jr. (Former National Urban League President, 1972 – 1981); John E. Jacob (former National Urban League President 1982-1994); Hugh B. Price (former National Urban League President 1994 – 2003); Marc H. Morial (current National Urban League President 2003 – Present); Jerry A Moore III (Chair, GWUL Board of Directors); Maudine R. Read more »

Urban League Graduates Second Hospitality Class

Oct 2, 2006
On, Friday, September 29, 2006, GWUL held its second graduation for the Hospitality Training Program. The seven graduates are now in the placement stage of finding jobs. Thirteen persons completed the first session in May and 90% were placed in jobs in the hospitality industry. Therefore, there is no doubt that these graduates will go on to successful careers in the hospitality industry.

Greater Washington Urban League Honors Corporate Supporters and Outstanding Volunteers at the 68th Annual Membership Meeting

Apr 12, 2006

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) honored over 100 corporations, businesses and institutions for their continued support, and four individuals for their outstanding service at its 68th Annual Membership Meeting on April 11, 2006 at The George Washington University, hosted by University President, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Read more »

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 »