Latest Press Release
July 28, 2014
Tucson Urban League Helps Families Feeling the Heat of Unexpected Utility Bill
Families struggling to make ends meet often times have to decide between food, medicine, rent, and paying a utility bill. Each year, the Tucson Urban League partners with Tucson Electric Power, Arizona Department of Economic, and Pima County to offer assistance to families in need. Through this innovative partnership, funds are available to offer people one-time assistance with a high utility bill. In addition, individuals receiving assistance can qualify for other services including home weatherization, job training and placement, and credit counseling.
June 23, 2014
Youth Employment’s Impact on Individuals and Communities
This summer, the Tucson Urban League has helped 135 youth ages 14-21 find jobs, and learn skills that will help them be successful in the workplace, classroom and life. The Great Recession has greatly reduced opportunities for youth to gain jobs in our community. According to the July 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics it has been even more destructive for minorities with unemployment rates for African American youth (28 percent) and Hispanic youth (18 percent). These rates are nearly 16 percent higher than the national average for white youth.
May 1, 2014
Social Venture Partners Tucson Selects Tucson Urban League as Newest Investee
Social Venture Partners Tucson (SVP) has selected the Tucson Urban League as it’s newest Investee. SVP cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions-building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s social challenge. Their work has been instrumental in addressing issues of literacy, life skills and youth development.
Tucson Urban League Works to Rehabilitated to Help Families and Community
Traditionally, February is the coldest month of the year in Southern Arizona. We have witnessed snow, and evening temperatures below the freezing mark. For families living in economically distressed areas this can become a life-threatening situation. The Tucson Urban League believes that everyone should live in a safe, decent and energy efficient home. Last year, our partnerships with TEP, Southwest Gas, City of Tucson, and Pima County resulted in 196 homes in distressed areas throughout Tucson receiving assistance.
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Daniel J. Benavidez