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Youth services
Education & Youth Services

One of our many programs is the Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP).  UYEP is a program targeted for area youth ages 14-24 living in a high crime, economically disadvantaged area in Fort Wayne that are facing barriers to educational and employment opportunities.

Reliable Staffing Solutions
Reliable Staffing Services

For more than 90 years, the Fort Wayne Urban League has provided a wide variety of services to help thousands of diverse Fort Wayne residents reach their potential, and achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

Apprenticeship programs
Urban Apprenticeship Jobs Program

B.U.I.L.D.  This is an awesome opportunity waiting for the right people with goals and aspirations beyond going to work at a job that you don't necessarily like, making minimum wage and no light at the end of the tunnel. 

Mission:

The Fort Wayne Urban League empowers African Americans and others to achieve economic independence, including social justice.

Vision:

The Fort Wayne Urban League will become the premiere institution that secures socio-economic access and opportunities for all citizens.

History:

In 1920, a small group of progressive-minded African American leaders from Fort Wayne realized that a growing number of peers were migrating north to escape the Jim Crow South, thus sought better economic and social opportunities. These residents recognized that migrating African Americans would need help with their assimilation process into northeast Indiana—in terms of acquiring homes and attaining jobs and entering educational institutions. This realization was the impetus behind the Fort Wayne Community Association, and worked primarily to provide organized recreation for youth and social opportunities.

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