URBAN LEAGUE OF ROCHESTER N Y INCURBAN LEAGUE OF ROCHESTER N Y INC
The mission of the Urban League of Rochester, NY is to enable African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and other disadvantaged to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights. Read more
The mission of the Urban League of Rochester, NY is to enable African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and other disadvantaged to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights.
The Urban League of Rochester was founded in 1965 in the wake of racial unrest and riots that crippled the Rochester community. The formation of the agency, which is an affiliate of the National Urban League, was intended to address the material needs of poor and minority citizens in areas such as housing, employment, education, health and economic parity.
Today, the Urban League of Rochester offers over 30 programs in the areas of youth services, services for the developmentally disabled, economic development, employment services, family and children services, education, homeownership and entrepreneurial assistance. In 2013, the League served over 4,000 individuals.
I was matched with a student who did not know they were in the program at all. The first day that I went to meet them they did not show up and later sent me an email with expletives. I don't blame the student; I think that the staffperson did not prepare the student. I believe the staffperson was later fired. But when the replacement took over, I think she was overstaffed and doing the job of multiple people, and she never got back to me when she said she would about getting set up with another mentee. It was so disorganized and just not a good experience.