Our Organization

The Greater Baltimore Urban League – Since 1924

We have been helping disadvantaged Marylanders gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. We encourage you to join the GBUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of life for you and your community.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League, Inc. (GBUL) is one of the local affiliates of the National Urban League– a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization. Through direct service delivery, advocacy, referrals, community capacity building, information dissemination and technical assistance, the League accomplishes its mission to improve social and economic conditions and opportunities for African-Americans and other people who face barriers to full participation in American society.

The National Urban League, founded in 1910 is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. The Greater Baltimore Urban League movement was founded in 1924.

Our Mission

​​The mission of the Greater Baltimore Urban League movement is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Our Strategy

Our three-pronged strategy for pursuing the mission is:

  • Ensuring that our children are well-educated and equipped for economic self-reliance
  • Helping adults attain economic self-sufficiency through good jobs, home ownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation
  • Ensuring our civil rights by eradicating all barriers to equal participation in the economic and social mainstream of America

Our Methods

The Greater Baltimore Urban League movement carries out its mission through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community mobilization, collaboration and communications