Urban League of Northwest Indiana



The Urban League of Northwest Indiana was founded in 1945 as an Affiliate of the National Urban League. The Urban League was founded as a civic organization established for the purpose of removing the racial barriers that prevented African Americans from enjoying equal opportunities in housing, employment, education and the many other facets of American life.

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana works to promote, encourage and enhance services to improve social, educational, and economic conditions of African Americans and other minority groups in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. Their vision is to ensure that the Urban League of Northwest Indiana becomes the premiere agency that supports and promotes neighborhood community collaborations towards the improvement, capacity building, and awareness of citizens in areas of education, financial literacy, health/wellness, civic/civil leadership, and diversity throughout Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties; which would encourage a better quality of life.