Groveland Four: Where do we go from here?

Following the long-awaited pardons of the Groveland Four this January, the Central Florida Urban League will be bringing together community and cultural leaders on April 16 (6 pm) at St. Mark AME Church (1968 Bruton Blvd.) in Orlando for a public discussion set to tackle race and religious prejudice in society.

 

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Governor Ron DeSantis delivers keynote address at CFUL Policy Breakfast

The Central Florida Urban League was honored to welcome Governor Ron DeSantis to our annual Policy Breakfast on February 22.

To watch his keynote address, please click here

 


Spectrum Community Day: March 2!

Come out and visit our booth at Spectrum’s Community Impact Day & Resource Fair on Saturday! PLUS, join us for a free mentoring session for young ladies, ages 13 to 18!

To register for the free mentoring session, click here!

 

 

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2019 CFUL Empowerment Award Winners!

On February 22 and 23, the Central Florida Urban League will proudly honor the contributions of a number of individuals and businesses for their significant impact on the people of Central Florida.

Joining the CFUL to mark the weekend will be two prominent political figures: Governor Ron DeSantis and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.

Governor DeSantis will kick off the 2019 Urban League Weekend by delivering the keynote speech at the organization's annual Policy Breakfast and on Friday afternoon, Congressman Jeffries will take part in an exclusive gathering with local community leaders.


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Gilbert King at the Tiger Bay Club


Career Pathways Workshops


CFUL Welcomes Senator Tim Scott

Recently, the Central Florida Urban League was given the distinct honor of welcoming South Carolina Senator Tim Scott upon his visit to Orlando. Senator Scott was in the area to spend time with students at Foundation Academy. Since 1958, Foundation Academy has served families in the greater Orlando area with a quality private Christian education in preschool through 12th grade.

 


Peace Walk to the Polls: Tomorrow!

Make sure your voice is heard this election
With the goal of encouraging Pine Hills residents to take an active role in their community and the democratic process, the Central Florida Urban League's P.O.W.E.R. Movement (formerly Operation CeaseFire) will be leading a Peace Walk to the Polls onSaturday, November 3 at 9 am.
  
WHO: Pine Hills residents, led by the Central Florida Urban League's P.O.W.E.R. Movement, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America and the Hiawassee Public Library.
                                   
WHAT: Two-fold community march to raise awareness regarding gun violence in Pine Hills and encourage individuals to vote.
 
WHERE: Walk begins at WellCare (6801 W. Colonial Drive) and ends at the Hiawassee Public Library (7391 Colonial Drive). Total march: 0.8 miles
 
WHEN:  November 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

URBAN LEAGUES ACROSS FLORIDA COME TOGETHER TO #VOTETOGETHER

ORLANDO, OCTOBER 24, 2018The five Florida chapters of the National Urban League are joining forces to host multiple #VoteTogether parties as a way to encourage greater participation in the upcoming midterm elections.

The events are being hosted as part of #VoteTogether, a national initiative to bring together families, friends and neighbors in celebration of civic engagement and the act of voting. The initiative aims to create 2,000 voting celebrations across the country.

“As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a democracy where every citizen has the right to express himself or herself at the ballot box and as a community organization, the onus is on us to ensure that as many individuals as possible have the opportunity to do so,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “Regardless of political affiliation, we want to ensure that as many people as possible are excited and motivated to cast their ballots on or before November 6.”

The Central Florida Urban League is organizing the following events:

October 24: Trunk or Treat at Rosemont Community Center (4872 Rose Bay Dr, Orlando), 5 pm

October 26: Happy Hour at Arooga’s (227 S Semoran Blvd, Winter Park), 6 pm

October 27: At Frontline Outreach Center (3000 C.R. Smith St, Orlando), 10 am

October 31: At Bethune Cookman University (640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach), 11 am

November 3: Movie at the Park; Winter Park Community Center (721 W New England Ave, Winter Park) 6 pm to 10 pm

November 3: Peace Walk to the Polls: Begins at WellCare: 6801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando. We will then walk to and from Hiawassee Library (7391 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando) for the advance voting: 9 am