For over 90 years, we have been helping disadvantaged New Yorkers gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. We encourage you to join the NYUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of life for you and your community.
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The mission of the New York urban League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved ethnic communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy in our highly diversified city.
To provide opportunities for members of all communities in our city to have access to education, employment and a living environment that fosters mutual respect The New York Urban League’s Absolute Success College Access Program (ASCAP) is a comprehensive college and career access model that holds college readiness at the center of all our education services while fostering an environment of high expectations, encouraging leadership, academic achievement and social responsibility. Today, we are developing technologically advanced, research based programming to meet young people’s needs during life’s most difficult transitions - middle school, high school to college, and graduating from college on time. Our Absolute Success Project Ready youth development and leadership program on Staten Island continues to work with more than 200 students annually on positive education, college and career choices, conflict resolution and becoming agents of change in their communities. We also offer web-based resources for students and their parents seeking college information and financial aid.