The Detroit Urban League's (DUL) mission is to enable African Americans and other persons of color to achieve their fullest potential in living healthy and productive lives. Since 1916, DUL's programs and services have responded to the needs of the community and is currently helping over 168,000 children, adults, seniors, and families annually. DUL’s programs and services are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families as described below:
DUL’s Women, Infants and Children program provides assistance to mothers and their infants from birth to age five who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. The program offers supplemental food, professional nutritional education, and family health screening.
The Workforce Career Development Center provides job resources including employability skills training, career coaching, assessments, counseling, financial education, job screening, referrals and placement. DUL also hosts job fairs throughout the year and offers assistance with resumes, employer mock interviews, recommendations, and employment search and application.
Area youth are the community’s future. DUL’s Project Ready and College Club address the needs of youth by offering positive, creative educational enrichment activities that provide academic and life-skills training, leadership development, financial literacy training, and service learning as well as college and vocational school preparation, and tuition and scholarship information.
The Urban Seniors Jobs Program is open to low-income individuals 55 years and older. The program prepares participants to enter/reenter the workforce through training and temporary job experience in government, nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations so they can further develop their new skills for future employment.
DUL’s more recent addition is the Digital Computer Lab that supplies state-of-the-art digital access for education and workforce development, especially important for those without a computer or internet. Participants can gain new or update their computer skills and gain the skills needed to join today’s digital workforce.