Knoxville Area Urban League


Get Hired!

The Knoxville Area Urban League will be hosting a career fair with some of the top employers in Knoxville and surrounding counties on Thursday, April 9th, 2015. Job opportunities will be available in several fields, including customer service, government, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and retail.

Attendees are asked to bring several copies of their résumés, to dress professionally, and to be prepared to speak with potential employers. For more information, call 865-524-5511.


Are You Certified?

The Knoxville Area Urban League, in conjunction with the National Retail Federation, is currently holding its Customer Service & Sales certification course. The Customer Service and Sales Certification helps individuals demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas that employers value.  It is appropriate for anyone interested in obtaining a job or pursuing a career in retail and other industries that value customer service and sales skills. If you’re job searching or looking to move up in the job you already have, this certification will give you an edge.

Professional certification shows employers that you know how to:

  • Learn about products or services;
  • Assess customer needs;
  • Educate customers;
  • Meet customer needs and provide ongoing support.

When: March 23 – April 2, 2015
Where: Knoxville Area Urban League
1514 East Fifth Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Time: 8:30 – noon

Registration has ended. To find out about our next NRF Customer Service & Sales course or to inquire about upcoming Workforce Development activities, contact Bill Myers or Jackie Robinson at 865-524-5511.



The Knoxville Area Urban League congratulates Walter Hardy Minority scholarship recipients, Savannah Clay and Benson Arnett!


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National Achievers Share their Weigel’s Christmas Experience!

As part of their annual holiday service learning project, members of the National Achievers Society participated in the Weigel’s Family Christmas Charity event, which supplies gifts to children in need through a shopping experience! See how the children were impacted in the video below!

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!


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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