Mission, Vision, History


The Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) provides undeserved youth and adults with educational, career training and employment opportunities in order to achieve economic self-reliance.

GSUL is committed to implementing its mission with a strategic focus on educational equality, economic development and social justice and by embracing 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
Founded in Oak Park, 1968, GSUL is one of 95 affiliates of National Urban League headquartered in Washington, DC. Together, the affiliates cover 35 states and the District of Columbia. Locally, GSUL is governed by a board of directors with broad community representation. GSUL was founded by passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development, and social justice.

In 2000, GSUL broke ground on 28,000 square-foot state-of-the-art workforce development and training facility in the heart of Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights community. For 50 years, GSUL, in cooperation with the community, corporate and civic leaders, has assisted individuals build careers, navigate housing services, and by providing educational opportunities.

Throughout it’s history, GSUL has provided training to thousands of youth and adults from underrepresented communities throughout 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.