Mission, Vision, History


The Greater Sacramento Urban League provides underserved youth and adults with education, job training and placement opportunities for them to achieve economic self-reliance.

The Greater Sacramento Urban League is committed to implementing its mission with a strategic focus on educational equality, economic development and social justice and through the well-informed pursuit of the following strategies:

  • Ensuring access to quality education that prepares individuals to become lifelong learners and to be competitive and successful in the global economy.
  • Preparing individuals for work at all levels in an ever-changing economy, developing engaged citizens, and building strong families.
  • Supporting community based investment and growth through facilitating entrepreneurship, business development, and home and real estate ownership.
  • Advocating for policies and programs that ensure equal participation by underserved and African Americans in the economic and social mainstream.



A region that provides opportunities for people of all communities to have access to quality education, employment and a living environment that fosters mutual respect.

Our History
Formed in 1968, the Greater Sacramento Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League and one of 95 affiliates located in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The organization is governed by a board of directors with broad community representation. GSUL is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE) in compliance with the Education Act of 2009. (Approval to operate means compliance with minimum standards set forth in the Ed. Code and the regulations) In 2000, the League built a state-of-the art workforce development and training center at 3725 Marysville Boulevard in the North Sacramento area. The 28,000 square foot facility houses five computer labs, five classrooms, and over 100 computers.
At the Greater Sacramento Urban League we believe that a strong African American community makes a stronger Sacramento. For nearly 50 years, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships,—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. We are passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and social justice.

GSUL has provided training to thousands of youth and adults from the urban communities surrounding Sacramento County. The organization’s record of success is attributed to the countless collaborative relationships with individuals, communities, corporations and government agencies. GSUL has enjoyed longstanding and successful relationships with the United Way, Intel, AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Union Bank of California, US Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Walmart, Kaiser, Sacramento State, UC Davis, Dignity Health, Starbucks, California Health and Wellness, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), Comcast, Enterprise Holdings, Sierra Health Foundation, and numerous other corporate and individual sponsors.

Please follow this link to the National Urban League’s website.