Save Our Sons
Save Our Sons is a unique program that targets primarily African American males, ages 18 to 34 in Memphis and Shelby County. The program aims to advance workforce readiness by providing life skills, workforce training, and financial stability.
Key program components combine educational, life and social skills that help to make this age category desirable employees of the workforce. These skills sets give the participants the tools required for achieving economic sustainability. The desired outcome is sustainable long-term employment with an understanding of the supply and demand workforce economic pipeline.
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.