Message From Our President

Message From Our President

President Thanks Supporters of Equal Opportunity Day GALA

  • by HAUL
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thank you for supporting this year’s Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) Gala.  Many have come to believe this event is merely a party and an opportunity to dress up.  That could not be further from the truth.  Yes, we took the time to recognize some outstanding current women leaders as well as some trailblazing legacies that have changed the world (but shouldn’t you dress up and acknowledge that at least once a year?) In fact, if not for the EOD Gala, the Urban League would not have helped more than 1,300 schoolchildren be promoted, or graduate high school.  The more than 400 persons that attended a home buying class may have had to go elsewhere if not for the Gala and the 1,100 people looking for a job training class may have been out of luck.  The proceeds generated at this event help us continue the work of the Houston Area Urban League.  Ensuring we have the manpower and the resources to offer workshops in home buyer education, workforce training, business entrepreneurship and youth education is worth a celebration! 
The work of the Houston Area Urban League is vitally important to our community.  For more than 50 years, the Urban League has fought for your civil rights as American citizens entitled to an opportunity to Thrive in America.  Success is not reserved for the privileged few and we will continue to ensure everyone has access to opportunity.  Success is not limited by your zip code, or your neighborhood, or your school, it should only be limited by your willingness to accomplish it.  We are here to help.
At the Urban League, we work every day to ensure real life realities don’t become lifelong barriers to success.  We want to continue to be a resource for those in need and an answer for those in search of solutions.  The EOD Gala is vitally important to making that happen, so thanks to all of our supporters that continue to support our work and continue to believe in the potential of those we aim to serve. 

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