Changing Lives.

Who we are

Established in 1966, the Urban League of Racine and Kenosha (ULRK) is an organization committed to uplifting and changing the narrative of our most vulnerable populations in Racine and Kenosha. It is our vision to be one of the leading change agents in historically underserved urban communities, inspiring people to create and influence positive change in their lives. ULRK is one of more than 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League providing direct services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research. 

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The hard truth -- Racine is the 2nd worst city in the US for African Americans
30.8% of black residents live in poverty
18% of African Americans are unemployed

Take action, help The Urban League of Racine and Kenosha fight the inequality. Join the movement.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people of color and others in underserved communities to achieve their highest human potential, attain financial stability and proper progressive education that will change their lives. We promote economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, entrepreneurship, health and quality of life programs, workshops and counseling.

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State of Black America in Racine and Kenosha

At the turn of the 20th century, America was faced with an unprecedented identity crisis. After two world wars, America represented a sanctuary for freedom with endless opportunities for millions of people around the world. To African Americans, however, decades of oppressive policies jaded the Black experience, and communities across the country began to take a stand. Learn more