The mission of the Broome County Urban League is to enable African Americans, other minorities, and the poor to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights.

The Urban League employs a five point strategy, tailored to local needs, in

order to implement the mission of our movement:

-Education and Youth Empowerment: Ensuring that all of our children are well

educated and prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st century through

college scholarships, early childhood literacy, Head Start and after care


-Economic Empowerment: Empowering all people in attaining economic

self-sufficiency through job training, good jobs, homeownership,

entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.

-Health and Quality of Life Empowerment: Working to build healthy and safe

communities to eliminate health disparities through prevention, healthy

eating, fitness, as well as ensuring access and complete access to

affordable healthcare for all people.

-Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment: Empowering all people to take

an active role in determining the direction, quality of life, public policy

and leadership in their communities by full participation as citizens and

voters, as well as through active community service and leadership


-Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment: Promoting and ensuring our

civil rights by actively working to eradicate all barriers to equal

participation in the all aspects of American society, whether political,

economic, social, educational or cultural.”,en”