Knoxville Area Urban League

Knoxville Area Urban League

Got Shoes for School? We Do!

It’s that time of year again! Shoes for School is an annual back-to-school event that provides new shoes and school supplies for 1,000 area children. Each spring, we work with other non-profit agencies to help us identify and register children age 5-12 who most need the help. Purchasing shoes and school supplies for 1,000 children is a big undertaking, but seeing the delight on the kids’ faces and knowing that providing these basic necessities helps them feel more comfortable and confident with their peers makes it all worthwhile.

Watch our video to learn more:

We invite you to support Shoes for School. Donate today by clicking the “Donate” button below or mailing a check to the Urban League at 1514 East Fifth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917.

Another opportunity for involvement is booth sponsorship.  If your organization is interested in participating or if you’d like more information, contact Ola Blackmon-McBride (; 865-524-5511).

Saturday, August 9, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm

Caswell Park
620 Winona St
(next to Cansler Family YMCA)








Should I Go into Business for Myself?

Starting a business impacts the entire family.  Discover what questions to ask, and thoughts to ponder before making that decision. In conjunction with GK SCORE, the KAUL will hold its next business workshop in June!

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

  •  Determine If You’re Ready
  • Find Out How to Start

Completion of this workshop will help you decide if your business idea is feasible.  You will also have a better understanding of SCORE’S free face-to-face counseling.

Although the workshops are FREE, there will be a USB Flash Drive available for $20.00.  Please bring cash or make checks payable to GK SCORE.

Hold on to your home!

Problems paying your mortgage? We can help!

If you are having problems paying your mortgage, foresee problems making payments in the future, or are already at risk of losing your home to foreclosure, the time to act is now. Take the first step to improve your situation. Call the Urban League at 865-524-5511 and complete the Housing Client Document Package. Our trained and certified counselors are ready to work with you.  There’s no cost to you, and all services are completely confidential. Call the Urban League today!

Mortgage Assistance. For homeowners who are behind on their mortgage due to unemployment or substantial underemployment, we help with applications for assistance. Applicants meeting certain criteria may receive mortgage assistance in an amount up to $40,000 over 36 months at no charge. For more information,  call the Urban League (865-524-5511).


Common Core Support

Knoxville Urban League supports Tennessee’s Common Core State Standards. Join the growing coalition to help support higher standards by LIKING Expect More. Achieve More. on facebook.

KAUL shares more of its view on Education and Youth via video:

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