President's Message

Welcome to our newly redesigned website!

For 99 years, the Urban League of Essex County has served disadvantaged individuals and families - working to improve lives by giving help, hope and the tools needed to access America’s social and economic opportunities. As you navigate through the site, I hope the pages will help you see the full relevance and impact of our mission and work.

Our results are the outcomes of countless hours of work - the contributions of ULEC’s staff, AmeriCorps members, Trustees, volunteers, Guild and Young Professionals auxiliaries. Our impact can be seen in the measurable positive changes in the lives of our clients, program participants and constituents.

But those are not our only results. Beyond the numbers, there are unquantifiable, but invaluable outcomes – beaming parents marveling at the portfolios of their pre-schoolers; families that sleep in safe, warm and decent housing; individuals that land living wage jobs; and those successfully overcoming multiple barriers to the workforce and economic inclusion. ULEC's true impact may be best gauged by the restored faith, renewed commitment, determination and pride in achievement that we see in the faces and smiles of those we serve.

As you the read about the real experiences behind the results, we hope that you will be encouraged to join us more closely. We know that we have not and cannot do this work alone. Your support – in time, talent and treasure, is essential to our ability to deliver on our mission. We’re always looking for caring partners to help us identify solutions to complex challenges, and share in the gratification that comes with the knowledge that you have helped empower communities and change lives for the better - for the long term.

Yours in the movement,



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