Our Past History
The National Urban League(NUL) was founded in 1910 as a premier social service and civil rights organization serving marginalized communities in this country. The NUL is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based movement headquartered In New York, with 98 affiliates in 36 states. The NUL touches more than two million people a year. The NUL is in a unique position to provide leadership at the national, state an local levelsin current debates around education reform, healthcare equity, the death penelty and the national commitment to youth. The Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, Inc. (ULPPR) was established in 1964, and exists to improve the quality of life for African Americans, other minorities and the socio-economically disadvantaged. The Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, Inc. was founded June 23rd, 1964 by J.D. Ackerman, T. Eugene McCleary, and C. C. Morris. These influential members of the community believed that if one allows any members of society to fall behind economically or opportunistically, the entire society suffers as a result.