Knoxville Area Urban League


The Equal Opportunity Awards!

Celebrate good times with us this year at The Gala, our most significant fundraising event of the year. More importantly, we will seize the opportunity to celebrate our Volunteer of the Year, Minority Business, Corporate Leadership and Whitney M. Young Lifetime Achievement award winners and you will not believe our entertainment for this year!

2015 Gala Save the Date


The Equal Opportunity Awards Gala will be  held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Knoxville Convention Center located at 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN.  Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Gala also provides an excellent opportunity for networking with top area business professionals, and an investment in a corporate table is a good investment for local businesses.

Sponsorships and Donations

Sponsorship/Fundraising is critical to the Urban League’s ability to provide programs and services to the community. Click Here for more information or on the link below to find out how you benefit more by becoming a sponsor or make a donation.

2015 Sponsorship Form

Shoes for School: Another Great Year!

On August 8th  at Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, we were able to provide more than 1200 pairs of new sneakers; and school supplies to more than 2500 area children in need. Providing these basic necessities helps children ages 5-12 feel more comfortable and confident with their peers and ready to start school prepared to learn.

We hope you were there to see the many smiles, fun, and confidence in the children! With your support, we will continue to help start the school year off “on the right foot”.  It’s not just about the shoes! Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, donors and you for your support!

Read article Here!

See how those who benefit from the event are impacted!

 National Achievers All Year Long!

(NAS) was established to identify and motivate academically achieving minority high school students and increase the pool of students who are prepared, motivated and qualified for higher education. NAS is open to African-American youth and other youth of color in grades 10-12 with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. The video below gives a recap of a great year with the National Achievers Society!
The National Achievers Society accepts applications for membership in the spring of each year. Check with your high school guidance counselor about how you too can be a part of our NAS program!

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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).

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