What We Do

We’re a civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment. We train people for jobs, teach personal finance, work with start-ups and entrepreneurs and advocate for positive change in our communities.


The Mission of the Urban League is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency


Vibrant Communities with thriving individuals, families and businesses

Service Areas

The Dayton Urban League - chartered in 1947 and the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati – chartered in 1949 were formally combined into one regional Urban League (the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio) in 2013.

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio serves people in the following areas: Cincinnati and Dayton, the northern most sections of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky, and Ohio counties of Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Miami, Hamilton, Darke and Clermont.

We are dedicated to building thriving communities and strengthening the family unit by promoting economic self-sufficiency through our training, career building, and job placement services. We promote a greater understanding of social justice by working to educate policy makers, and the broader community on issues of inequality affecting the vulnerable. We support youth through our education and tutoring programs; other areas of service include case management and health advocacy for the underserved.


The Urban League’s investment in programs, partnerships, and collaborations helps prepare our youth to succeed in life, lifts individuals out of poverty, bolsters the middle class, and stimulates the growth of small businesses. Each of these outcomes will serve to propel many in our community into upward economic and social mobility.