The Central Florida Urban League has been a pillar in the community for over 40 years, serving more than 50,000 Central Floridians since our inception. Adapting to the new realities in both society and in our community, the CFUL has honed its mission to focus on the Three Es: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. These three pillars guide all CFUL programming and initiatives, ensuring that our organization can end generational poverty in our community and beyond.
To realize this mission, the CFUL has two core programs: Blueprint 2.0 and the CareerSource Job Training Initiative.
The Blueprint 2.0 Program is run in partnership with the City of Orlando and connects residents with more than 100 vocational training opportunities. These job training programs allow residents to get the short-term training they need to prepare for long-term careers in a high-demand, higher-wage industry. Furthermore, while enrolled in the program, individuals receive a stipend to ensure they remain focused on their career path without worrying about finances during training.
The CareerSource Job Training Initiative provides individuals with the support they need to jumpstart their future careers. Working alongside the CFUL and many other community partners, CareerSource helps individuals hone their professional or vocational skills to properly prepare them for various positions in the workforce. Furthermore, CareerSource works beyond simple job placement, providing guidance and coaching to ensure that career seekers find a job that is perfect for them.
To end generational poverty by empowering Central Floridians to achieve social and economic equality through education, employment and entrepreneurship.
The Central Florida Urban League (formerly known as the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League) was founded on August 5, 1977 and chartered as a national organization on May 28, 1978. An affiliate of the National Urban League, our chapter was created by respected community leaders who believed that Orlando’s African-American community would benefit from professional, economic, and social support. Today, more than 40,000 residents have benefited from our various empowerment programs.
The National Urban League was founded in the early 20th century to assist African-Americans in the Northeast who had fled the segregationist South, only to discover that racial discrimination has no geographic boundaries. Its first agency opened in 1910 in New York City and is headquartered there today, leading the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research, and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, directly impacting the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
Pine Hills Service Center:
Central Florida Urban League
2804 Belco Drive
Orlando, FL 32808
Parramore Service Center:
Central Florida Urban League
595 W. Church St., Suite F
Orlando, FL 32805