CFUL Awarded $10,000 from SunTrust Foundation

ORLANDO, AUGUST 7, 2018 – In recognition of the Central Florida Urban League’s successful Financial Empowerment & Meet the Bankers program, the SunTrust Foundation has awarded the organization $10,000.

The funds will help continue the organization’s efforts to educate Central Floridians about financial responsibility.
“We would like to thank the SunTrust Foundation for recognizing our efforts to help improve the lives of Central Floridians,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “Our financial empowerment programs focus on helping individuals establish a solid financial footing through proper education and counseling that focuses on budgeting, saving and establishing credit.”

The SunTrust Foundation aligns its purpose with SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being. In furtherance of this purpose, the foundation awards grants primarily to support financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants.  

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Honoring Our Heroes Nomination Form

Has a local law enforcement officer made a positive impact on your life?

Each June, the Central Florida Urban League recognizes local members of the law enforcement community at the Lt. Debra Clayton Honoring Our Heroes celebration.

As part of the selection process, we're asking Orange County to nominate officers whom have made a significant impact on their lives. To nominate an individual officer for this award please compete the form below or click here!


Weekly Peace Walks

Please join the POWER Movement every Friday evening at 6:00 PM for Pine Hills community peace walk.

All walks will begin at the shopping center on Pine Hills road and Silver Star road near the now closed Harvey's grocery store.

Please wear a white shirt/jacket in solidarity as we create awareness in our community.


Orlando Science Center Camp

The Orlando Science Center​ and JetBlue​ want to make their special science 👩‍🚀👩‍🔬🔬📡 camp accessible for local youth!

Click 👇 to apply for their camp scholarship, which will allow students to experience their flight lab and use real-to-life simulations that replicate the training pilots and flight officers actually receive.

The camp will take place at the Orlando Science Center on July 16 – 20, 2018. Students must be incoming 7th – 9th graders to qualify for this opportunity. All participating students must demonstrate financial need, be able to provide their own transportation and attend a Title 1 school.



Gospel Goes Classical Gala Concert

Residents of Pine Hills have the Gospel Goes Classic Gala Concert circled on their calendar as not only will it be an evening of fantastic music, but organizers are re-investing proceeds into the Pine Hills Public Safety Initiative.

The concert, set to take place on June 9 at the Calvary Assembly Orlando (1199 Clay St.) in Winter Park (7:30 p.m.) is being spearheading by former WBC & IBC heavyweight world champion boxer Pinklon Thomas, whose foundation Project P.I.N.K. works to motivate teens and at-risk youth as well as Steve Lane, founder of Digital 1 Media Services. Both Thomas and Lane realized the importance of the CFUL’s Public Safety Initiative and offered their support.


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Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers with Community Youth is taking place this Saturday!

In partnership with the Florida Office of the Attorney General, the activity will involve interaction with community youth on various levels including law enforcement, civic engagement, and others.   

The Central Florida Urban League has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to host an interactive presentation about local, federal, and state laws with youth as well as interactive scenarios designed to help them with interacting with law enforcement. 

The Florida Youth Club, focused on advocating youth civic engagement, will be on hand to share information. Additionally, a representative from Aspire Health wraparound services will provide information on youth mental health awareness.