Board of Directors
Felecia Bean Barnes
Bean and Prince Contractors, Inc.
Melanie Winfield, Esq.
Workforce Investment Network
Orion Credit Union
Memphis Urban League
Andrea J. Echols
Vice President, Community Development Manager
First Tennessee Bank
Dean & Associates
Bernal E. Smith, II
Executive Assistant to the President &
Executive Director Government Relations
Bishop Edward Stephens Jr.
Golden Gate Cathedral
Methodist North Hospital
Attorney at Law
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Real Estate Manager
Empower Communities. Change Lives.
To be the pre-eminent community based organization providing educational and training opportunities ensuring economic development and empowerment for Memphis, Shelby County and surrounding areas.
The Memphis Urban League’s history dates back to 1932. Then, the Council of Social Agencies and the Directors of the Memphis Community Fund recognized the need for a social service organization to improve the living and working conditions of the Negro citizens of Memphis.
Equality of Opportunity
The Memphis Urban League is an interracial, non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that provides direct services and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their full potential.
To assist African-Americans, the underserved and economically disadvantaged to expand economic opportunities and secure parity, power and civil rights.