Tucson Urban League

About Us

The Tucson Urban League is an empowerment center. Our programs identify people in need and connect them to services to eliminate opportunity disparities and increase economic and social outcomes. For over 43 years, our programs have been critical to making our region’s economy grow and meet today’s workforce needs. Our programs address the needs of Southern Arizonans of all ages and ethnicities and move people out of poverty and into a livable wage to support their families and community.

Our History

In 1971, as a response to a significantly high unemployment rate among Tucson minorities, the Tucson Urban League became the 97th affiliate of the National Urban League. We are a leading force in creating change for minorities in southern Arizona.

The Tucson Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League, is an interracial, non-partisan community service organization using methods of social work, economics, law, business, and other disciplines to help secure equality for all Americans in every sector of our society.

The Tucson Urban League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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Our Goals


"Every American child is ready for college, work and life"

"Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits."

"Every American has lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms."

"Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions."

"Every American has full access to a fair and equitable justice system."

"Every documented and undocumented American has full access to a system of due process as embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights ."