Dec 29, 2011

SOAR Participants attend Men of Honor Banquet

On November 19, 2011 several participants of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati’s Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention (SOAR) program attended the 2011 Men of Honor Awards Banquet. Mr. David Foxx, CEO, d.e. Foxx and Associates presented a grant to the League which allowed for a few of our participants to represent the Urban League.

Mr. Foxx along with Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, Dr. Odell Owens (President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College), Dr. Victor Garcia, (Founding Director of Trauma Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) and Anthony Smith (Assistant Superintendant, Cincinnati Public Schools) were the honorees for the evening.

Mr. Foxx gave the men in our program the opportunity to see and experience firsthand the success of extraordinary black men who are committed to positive change in the Greater Cincinnati Community. Our participants were truly uplifted and inspired by the opportunity to witness such a marvelous event honoring Black men. Brent Bedgood, Intern for Workforce Development summed it up best, “One day I want to be on that stage!”

The event was held at the Manor House, Mason, Ohio and our gentlemen looked fantastic at this black tie affair. Thank you Mr. Foxx!

Dec 7, 2011

Book and Toy Drive: December 5 - December 16

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati needs your help! Lend a helping hand by donating new books or toys to benefit the Urban League After School Program (grades K-8) of South Avondale and Rockdale Elementary Schools.

Your unwrapped donations can be dropped off at the Urban League, 3458 Reading Road, Monday thru Friday from December 5 - December 16 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

For more information about the Book and Toy Drive contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Candie Simmons, at 513.559.5443 or

Dec 6, 2011

Holiday Hours of Operation

During the Holiday Season, more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we say simply, but sincerely, Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year

In observance of the Holiday Season the Urban League Offices will be closed:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday January 2, 2012