We believe every Arkansan should participate in our democracy and civic processes and has a right to justice and fairness.
To realize our mission of advancing the economic and social prosperity of all Arkansans, the Urban League of The State of Arkansas collaborates with faith-based organizations, grassroots organizers, local community, and our auxiliary groups to educate and support the public on the importance of civic engagement through voter registration, voter education, and community leadership.
In a spirit of collaboration, we partner with other community and faith-based organizations to make sure every Arkansan who wants to be is civically engaged. Our intent is to lead by example and empower others to advocate for education, economic development, housing, jobs, and justice. Our current programs and initiatives include:
Voting matters is a year-round cultural relevant voter education and registration program. We understand the effectiveness of voter education depends on the message resonating with the voter.
We believe there is no greater way to advocate for your community than face to face conversations with lawmakers and advocacy experts. The Advocacy 101 sessions are safe spaces that we create for community members to engage in direct dialogue with lawmakers and advocacy experts about issues that are most important to them. We empower community members to hold legislators accountable and effectively communicate the impact legislative bills have on their community.
Community Leadership Initiative
Our Community Leadership Initiative will provide support and professional development opportunities for Black and Brown community members who are ready to take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities. The presence of black and brown community leaders on boards, committees, and commissions are essential to ensure that diverse perspectives are helping shape program and policy decisions that impact black and brown communities. The Community Leadership Initiative is apart of our long-term plan to amplify the collective voice and increase the influence of black and brown people.
Director of Programs:
Raymond Omar Long
If you would like to discuss program partnerships with the Urban League of the State of Arkansas please fill out the form below: