Akron Community Foundation Awards AUL a Proactive Grant of $100,000

Oct 08, 2020

Akron Community Foundation grant the Akron Urban League a $100,00 proactive grant

The Akron Community Foundation has awarded the Akron Urban League a proactive grant of $100,000 over three years to help increase the organization’s capacity to lead social justice efforts through the addition of a director of diversity and strategic initiatives. AUL' s new Director of Diversity & Strategic Initiatives, Jennifer Ross, Ed.D., will lead this effort.  

"The current pandemic has highlighted disparities in health care and unemployment for African Americans," said Teresa LeGrair, president and CEO of the Akron Urban League. "The important work of the Akron Urban League continues to focus on the need for increased programs in workforce development, entrepreneurship and education. The funds awarded by Akron Community Foundation will help us in these efforts, and we are very grateful for the support."