The JUL is in a consortium of eight urban league affiliates in the state of Florida that administers the YCP and BOB programs. YCP/BOB provides youths with positive exposure to activities that influence personal growth and development, career choices and academic achievement. Activities include Young Urban Poet Society. Behind-the-Scenes Business Tours. Teen and Young Parents Symposium. Jail Tours, and the OAG Conference. More than 1,600 children and families have received services locally in parenting skills, tutorial assistance, teen pregnancy prevention, residential security surveys,
and school dropout prevention counseling.
The Youth Crime Prevention program of the Jacksonville Urban League provides services to prevent at-risk youth from engaging in criminal activities. Community Bridge Building and Teen Summit are among the programs offered through the Youth Crime Prevention Program. Community Bridge Building discusses significant crime issues and prevention strategies with local residents, law enforcement officials, and educators. Teen Summit promotes personal and community empowerment among youth through field trips, community service projects
The Youth Crime Prevention Program provides tutorial assistance to enable youth to achieve success academically. An employability skill-training program is also provided to youth ages 16-18 years old. Services for first time offenders are provided in conjunction with the juvenile court system and Department of Juvenile Justice. Participants receive a specially designed curriculum to prevent repeat violations. At risk children are engaged in enjoyable activities to reduce risk factors. Counseling and intervention are also provided.
The Jacksonville Urban League participates in the statewide Black on Black Crime Prevention program. The program is designed as a public awareness and education effort to unify the Black community and to support crime prevention activities.
The program goals include increasing the community awareness of the negative effects of crime and to educate and motivate the community to stand against crime by working with their law enforcement agencies. The Black on Black Crime Prevention program seeks to establish a collective network of individuals and groups who will safeguard their community. Youth participants are involved in after-school activities, such as tutoring, arts, crime prevention workshops and visits to area attractions.
|Residential Security Surveys
|Crisis Intervention Counseling
|Law Enforcement Meetings
|Teen Pregnancy Sessions
|Employability Skills Workshops Participants
|School Dropout Prevention Assistance
The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses. The result will be wealth creation, job creation and better economic health in the minority and urban core communities of Jacksonville.
What does the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership do?
The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership assesses the needs and capabilities of minority business owners in the Jacksonville area. Then those aspiring or current business owners are linked with resources, classes, training and counseling that will help them grow to the next level of success. Each person contacting the UEP will receive an initial assessment of their needs. Then they will be matched to the appropriate resource or service that meets those needs.
Who sponsors it?
The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership is part of a national program, by the same name, developed through a partnership of the National Urban League, the Business Roundtable, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the White House National Economic Council. In Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Urban League has been designated as the local branch of the UEP.
How can I get assistance with my business?
Simply contact the Jacksonville Urban League through our
Hotline number, 904-356-8336 or through our online UEPNet Resource Navigator.
What kind of services are offered?
Many resources are available in the Jacksonville area to help start or expand businesses. The list below highlights the most frequently requested services:
- Business planning
- Financial resources and assistance
- Legal services
- Libraries and research organizations
- Management issues and training
- Manufacturing, high tech and life sciences development
- Nonprofit development
- Office, laboratory and meeting space
- Product development
- Regulatory compliance
- Selling to the government and large corporations
- Tax services
- Technical assistance
How much do services cost?
The initial assessment and matching is free. There may be fees for counseling, training classes, etc.
Do I have to meet a certain set of standards to get help?
The program is designed for minority business owners who live or work in the Jacksonville area.
The Employment and Career Development Center (ECDC) offers job placement for clients with different levels of experience. A vital service of the Employment and Career Development Center is providing encouragement to those who are seeking to enter the workforce or change careers. Clients are given the opportunity to discuss career issues and questions individually with a counselor. The issues discussed may include making career decisions, career change, skill identification, and a variety of other careers or work concerns.
The Employment and Career Development Center includes a fully equipped computer center. Students receive hands on computer training in classes ranging from introduction to computers to more detailed computer applications such as word process. Workshops and training classes are held weekly at the center. Topics include:
- Interview Skills
- Job Search Techniques
- Communication Skills
- Dressing for Success
- Employment Etiquette
- Diversity Training
- Test Preparation
- Self Development
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The Jacksonville Urban League is committed to helping job seekers obtain gainful employment and become productive citizens who are able to provide a high quality of life for themselves and their families.
Through advocacy and community education initiatives, the Jacksonville Urban league is a resource and advocate for building bridges of understanding and communication among all races.
Advocacy initiatives of the Jacksonville Urban League include implementing community organization strategies to effectively advocate for the poor and disenfranchised; fostering consensus bu9ilding through partnership and collaborations, voter registration workshops and forums, and providing leadership in addressing community concerns.
The Jacksonville Urban League co-sponsors the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast with the Chamber of Commerce, NAACP and City of Jacksonville. The breakfast brings the community of Jacksonville together to commemorate the life and ideas of the civil rights leader.
The annual Jacksonville Urban League Annual Equal Opportunity Luncheon is an event that honors individuals and corporations who exemplify the principle of equal opportunity. The Jacksonville Urban League continues to collaborate with organizations throughout the community to bring about inclusion of all races within our community.