Hear some Houston Urban Leaguer stories...

The #MyUrbanLeagueStory campaign brings to life the countless stories of Urban League volunteers, community partners, employees, and clients who have been impacted by the Urban League movement.

Since 1968, the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) has served as an economic engine, driving growth in Houston’s most underserved communities. Collectively, with the National Urban League’s other 87 affiliates, HAUL has worked to impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

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As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are sharing stories from people who have received aid from HAUL, devoted their lives to helping others through HAUL’s platform, or who have done both.

We invite you to share your own Urban League story by uploading a 1-minute selfie video, highlighting your experience with the Urban League (or any of its affiliates), to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MyUrbanLeagueStory. We are asking that you donate a minimum of $5 to participate in the campaign. We will be highlighting some of the submissions on here, our social media pages and even during our 50th anniversary Equal Opportunity Day Gala on June 16, 2018.

Your generous donation will help us continue to empower communities and change lives.

What’s your Urban League story?

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The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League. Their mission is to support the Urban League through advocacy, fundraising and service. The Young Professionals are committed to supporting the objectives of the Urban League as it endeavors to improve the quality of life for people of color through economic and political awareness, community development and real world education. As young professionals, there is also a emphasis on personal and professional development as well as networking.


The Houston Area Urban League Guild is one of two volunteer auxiliaries of the Hosuton Area Urban League. The vision of the Guild is to stimulate and promote volunteer participation and strengthen the local Affiliate by supporting the programs.The Guild also sponsors seminars and develops and implement activities in support of the Affiliate.


The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) was established in the Summer of 1968 with the primary goal of providing the much-needed economic assistance and job resources to the African-American community. The Houston Area Urban League focused on two major program objectives – Employment & Economic Development and Health, Welfare & Housing.

Workforce development, education, housing and community services are still moving aggressively forward, and service more than 20,000 individuals annually. The Houston Area Urban League is committed and determined to deliver positive and enduring benefits to the citizens of the Houston Metro Area.

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It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

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