Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest
community based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to
enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban
League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan
efforts of its local affiliates.
The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African
Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity,
power and civil rights.
The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) was organized in June, 1968 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency. Affiliated with the United Way and National Urban League, HAUL advocates for and provides social services to disadvantaged people of all races, gender, age groups and or disabilities. HAUL operates the following five (5) programs targeting residents in economically disadvantaged geographic areas in the Greater Houston areas: Education and Youth Development; Workforce and Economic Development; Workforce Training; Housing; and Health and Wellness Initiatives.