Greater Baltimore Urban League

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The Greater Baltimore Urban League was established in 1924 as a local affiliate of the National Urban League. Like the National Urban League, the Greater Baltimore Urban League is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower African Americans and promote economic and social equality in Maryland.

The League provides many services ranging from youth programs, such as after school literacy and technology education, to employment opportunities and classes for first time home buyers.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League also has auxiliary groups. One of these is the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association, which promotes the goals of the League by encouraging political involvement, social activism, financial literacy, and education and professional development. The other auxiliary is the Greater Baltimore Urban League Guild, an organization of volunteers who donate time to various League activities.

Baltimore business executive Raymond V. Haysbert was chairman of the board of directors at the time of his death on May 24, 2010.