A History of Change
The Urban League of Palm Beach County (ULPBC) has been at the forefront of youth education, affordable housing, jobs, community and health empowerment for the past 45 years. As the leading provider of comprehensive family services ULPBC serves over 18,000 clients annually. The majority of the families and children we see on a daily basis live in West Palm Beach. However, we have expanded our services to 5 locations including, (2) offices in West Palm Beach, (1) office in Delray Beach, (1) in Broward County and (1) in Miami Dade County. 95% of our clients live at or below the federal poverty line and in underserved and live in challenged areas in our community. They live in neighborhoods with low high school graduation rates, high unemployment and underemployment, high crime rates and one-parent households. The Urban League addresses these challenges by providing self-reliance programs that move families and individuals into the economic mainstream through education, self-improvement and capacity building.
The Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc was formed by a group of concerned citizens who believed in furthering the civil rights movement in Palm Beach County and assisting African Americans and other minorities in obtaining social and economic equality. In May 1973, the organization was incorporated in the State of Florida and in 1974 became the 102nd affiliate of the National Urban League. Since its inception, ULPBC has worked diligently in the community offering programs and services to the underserved in Palm Beach County as well as acting as a public policy advocate for their rights. The ULPBC was formed with the purpose to enable disadvantaged minorities to secure economic self-reliance through education, housing and employment. The organization has offered stellar programs in the areas of housing counseling, youth development and education, community development and crime prevention and intervention.