Since 1962, UPS has supported the National Urban League in its work to move Black communities forward.
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the U.S., the National Urban League sounded the alarm on racial disparity in public health and economic consequences.
“There are two things we know for sure: Crisis hits some communities harder than others, and solid public-private partnerships can help soften the blow,” said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.
The Urban League’s network of affiliates mobilized to serve as distribution points for food and emergency supplies, testing centers and clearinghouses to help the unemployed secure desperately needed jobs.
“Crisis hits some communities harder than others, and solid public-private partnerships can help soften the blow.”
Even as it mobilized in response to the pandemic, the National Urban League maintained focus on its core programs and campaigns. Initiatives such as the Urban Tech Jobs Program and Urban Youth Empowerment Program continue to help hundreds of thousands of people find employment.
And educational programs such as Project Ready, Read and Rise and No Ceilings on Success support at-home learning to keep students on a path to academic success.
As part of its voter engagement and education campaign, Reclaim Your Vote: From Protest to Power, is fighting to make every vote count.
Urban League housing counseling and foreclosure prevention helps more than 130,000 families buy or keep their homes, and emergency assistance prevents evictions.
In addition, the UPS Foundation’s more than $24 million in funding helps provide support to small and medium-sized businesses — from access to supply chain expertise to business training and counseling.
As the nation begins to emerge from the pandemic, UPS continues to partner with the National Urban League to empower Black communities.