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File #: 0226X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2018 In control: Page
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To commemorate the centennial of the Columbus Urban League and to recognize the 2018 National Urban League Conference, held in Columbus, OH
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To commemorate the centennial of the Columbus Urban League and to recognize the 2018 National Urban League Conference, held in Columbus, OH

 

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WHEREAS, founded in 1918, the Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community-based, non-profit, advocacy organization and their mission is to empower African Americans and disenfranchised groups through economic, educational and social progress; and

 

WHEREAS, the CUL, stands as one of the largest and most prestigious community-based organizations in Central Ohio. Ranked in the top 5% of the 88-affiliate network of the Urban League movement nationally, they are one of the oldest organizations in the United States promoting equal and equitable access to resources; and

 

WHEREAS, the CUL was recently recognized for the restoration of the now named Huntington Empowerment Center and offering services to the community such as, the My Brother’s Closet, the Minority Business Assistance Center, and a new STEM learning lab; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 1-4, the Columbus Urban league will host the 2018 National Urban League Conference, known as the largest annual civil rights conference in the nation, in the capital city of Columbus, OH; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby honor and recognize the Columbus Urban League for 100 years of commitment to creating opportunities for disadvantaged urban families, that they serve every year.