Company Match Making/Teaming Opportunity!

The Knoxville Area Urban League is partnering with GEM Community Development Group in hosting a networking event  to connect companies interested in working on the Multi-Stadium and Private Mixed-Use Project. This match-making event will provide detailed information on the Multi-Stadium and Private Mixed-Use Project to interested minority DBE firms, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and supply chain businesses. Participants will meet the … Read More

Phyllis Y. Nichols, CEO and the Equity and Excellence Project

Launched in 2010 THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE PROJECT (EEP) supports local, state, and national advocacy, engagement, and education reform efforts by leveraging our greatest asset—the Urban League Affiliate Network and the presidents and chief executive officers who lead it—and by aligning with local, state, and national partners. Please view this video to learn about the Knoxville Area … Read More

2021 Shoes for School – Just Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe but school will be starting soon and now more than ever the younger members of our community need our help! Shoes for School is an annual community event and 2021 marks our 19th year to provide new shoes and school supplies to children who are most in need. Many of these kids have never owned a … Read More

2021 NAS Graduate Chinaya Mason is Doing Great Things Already!

Please review the information below and register to watch this amazing conversation! We’re so excited that our very own Chinaya Mason, NAS Class of 2021, graduate of Austin East High School and future student at Spelman College, will be featured in this student-led interview of US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Happening tomorrow evening, June 24th at 7pm! Register here! … Read More

4th Purpose Reentry Simulation – An Eye-opening Perspective

When I received the 4th Purpose invitation to a Reentry Simulation for Justice Involved Individuals my first impression was how will this be of benefit to the Knoxville Area Urban League Workforce RISE Reentry Program? I was about to find out and once the simulation began, I became immediately overwhelmed by the many barriers and hurdles a felon faces reentering … Read More

Juneteenth, A Day of Celebration and Reflection

The Emancipation Proclamation: devised to free millions of slaves living in the United States was signed on January 1, 1863 but many did not learn about it for several years. After more than two years on June 19, 1865, Union Soldiers brought the news to Galveston, Texas. This was the beginning of what is now celebrated as Juneteenth, also known … Read More

Our Workforce Team Is Here to Help

Our dedicated team of highly experience workforce professionals are here to help people secure employment. One of the programs of the Urban League is the CrossOver program. Designed to assist individuals with job searches, resume development and interview prep. As well as connecting employers with potential candidates. The workforce team works on behalf of unemployed individuals with an end goal … Read More

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Knoxville Area Urban League adds five new board members

The Knoxville Area Urban League has announced the addition of five new members to its board, which comprises business, civic and community leaders who lend their experience, expertise, knowledge, and vision to the nonprofit. The five new members, who were announced at the annual membership meeting, are: Gabriel Bolas II, president, and CEO of Knoxville Utilities Board; Harry Boston, founder … Read More