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Who Are We?
The Shenango Valley Urban League, started in 1968 as an affiliate of the National Urban League. We are a civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in urban communities.
The mission of Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. is to ensure equal access and opportunity for African Americans and others in need; to empower individuals to cultivate and exercise their fullest potential. The Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research.
Our vision is a community where all citizens have equal opportunity to achieve their fullest potential, where everyone contributes to improving the quality of life and shares in prosperity.
Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. is one of 88 affiliates of the National Urban League Movement located in 34 of the 50 states. Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. was organized in 1968 and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency governed by an interracial, professionally diverse board of directors.
As a United Way Member Agency, The League strives to secure additional funding from foundations, government, businesses and donations to better serve the community. The Urban League has grown from its early existence on Idaho Street to its present location on Indiana Ave. in Farrell, PA (formerly Eckles Elementary School).
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