Welcome to the new and improved website of the Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL). I trust that you will navigate the pages and find it easy to identify our partners, learn more about our services and programs, donate, volunteer, and access the many available opportunities.
Since 1968, the GSUL has been a leader in serving the greater Sacramento area. GSUL offers numerous opportunities in job training and placement, youth development, tutoring, and education classes, along with community advocacy to help adults and youth get back on the right path.
In 2000, the GSUL built its 28,000 square foot building in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood in Sacramento to serve as a catalyst and beacon of hope in revitalizing the surrounding area and to provide a multitude of services geared towards changing the lives of people forever.
Today, I am honored to continue the legacy as we: grow our programs and services; open our doors wide to the DPH neighborhood and larger Sacramento area; expand our volunteers and support; and lead and advocate to improve the lives of those who need additional opportunities.
We currently offer training programs in custodial, construction, office skills, GED classes, and STEM programs. We also provide a safe place and educational resources to assist youth. Recently, we’ve expanded our open hours at the Community Resource Center to provide access to computers, internet connectivity, and resume assistance. The program is working. Our success is best exemplified by the students that started jobs and began their careers. We are excited that our young people are now acquiring more exposure within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Because of our services and programs people are finding employment. They are welcoming new opportunities, and they have found a community in which their collective voices are heard.
It is imperative that the community embrace the GSUL as the place to come for assistance and to receive services that will provide life-changing opportunities. That is why we have prioritized partnering with community leaders, schools, the faith community and other nonprofits and community-based organizations.
As we work to be a moving force within our local community, we are happy to commit our resources and our time to building up community-based support while growing our network of corporate, foundation and government supporters. The Board of Directors have been a huge stanchion for this organization. I am grateful to each of them for their dedicated support as well as the leadership of Mayor Kevin Johnson during this transition period.
The GSUL has a tremendous opportunity to transform and empower residents of the DPH neighborhood as well as the Sacramento region. Our doors are open wide and will continue to empower communities and change lives in Sacramento.
Cassandra H.B. Jennings