Urban League Education Summit to Focus on College Degree Initiative

The Louisville Urban League will hold its 2012 Education Summit this weekend. President and CEO Ben Richmond says this year’s session will focus on raising awareness among African-American churches about the league’s 15K Degrees intiative. That’s the effort to have 15,000 African-Americans earn a college degree by the year 2020. It’s part of the community-wide… Continue reading Urban League Education Summit to Focus on College Degree Initiative

Urban League Event To Help Those Facing Foreclosure

The Louisville Urban League is sponsoring an event this week aimed at helping homeowners who are in foreclosure or facing the possibility of losing their home. The group’s Christy McCravy says the “Preserving Homeownership Fair” will allow residents to talk face-to-face with lenders and others to discuss their situation. “If their lender is not present,… Continue reading Urban League Event To Help Those Facing Foreclosure

Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

After more than 400 job seekers attended a “Build Your Skills” workshop last year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Wednesday that he would host a second set of free seminars for those seeking job opportunities. The event will offer Louisville residents who are unemployed, underemployed or looking to change careers a chance to receive… Continue reading Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

Urban League Career Expo Wednesday In J-town

By Andy Freudenburg The Louisville Urban League will host its 7th annual Community Career Expo Jeffersontown Wednesday. Urban League President Ben Richmond says more than 40 employers are expected to participate. “Any person that’s looking to obtain a job, or to upgrade a job, to come out and be prepared, look the part, have a… Continue reading Urban League Career Expo Wednesday In J-town

LG&E Makes $100,000 Donation to Urban League

One-hundred-thousand dollars was donated to the Louisville Urban League today by LG&E. League President Ben Richmond says the money will go into its general budget. “We’ve seen a significant increase in the demand for our services,” says Richmond. “An 18% increase in our employment area over what we projected, we’ve also had a 14% increase… Continue reading LG&E Makes $100,000 Donation to Urban League