Public Radio KCEP-FM is proud to acknowledge it’s newest Non-profit Member the Las Vegas Urban League.
The National Urban League, founded in 1910, is the premier social service and civil rights organization in America. The Las Vegas Urban League is one of the more than one hundred affiliates of the National Urban League nationwide. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization serving disadvantaged persons in Southern Nevada. In July 2006, the Las Vegas Urban League was designated by the State of Nevada as the Community Action Agency for Clark County. The local affiliate’s mission is to enable persons striving towards full participation in mainstream society to achieve economic self-reliance and enjoy their rights as equal citizens under the law.
Living in a diverse community gives people an opportunity to observe and learn about different cultures from a variety of perspectives. The Las Vegas Urban League strives to create environments and programs that support all aspects of diversity.
The Las Vegas Urban League served 23,084 (unduplicated count*) and more than 100,000 (duplicated count*) individuals, children, students, seniors, families, and people with disabilities during fiscal year 2010. Since our inception as a Community Action Agency, we have become the leading social impact agency in Southern Nevada and provide a variety of specialized services to a diverse group of clients designed to lead toward self- sufficiency.
*Unduplicated count refers to the first time a client registers with our organization, and a duplicated count is when that same first-time client repeats services within a program.
The Las Vegas Urban League is committed to reaching out and communicating with our diverse population in a number of ways. This includes providing educational materials in multiple languages, participating with community partners to reach all ethnic groups, advertising programs in cultural publications, providing training and education in many languages, hiring staff that reflect the community and clients we serve, and locating our satellite/outreach offices in or near the populations we serve.
Family Development / Employment & Training
Nutrition Education Centers / WIC Clinics
Early Childhood Connection
Dr. Martin Luther King Senior Center
Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center
Re-Entry Initiatives Supporting Ex-Offenders (RISE)
Urban Youth Empowerment
Veterans Employment Training Services (VETS)
WIA – Computer Training Program