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The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Welcome to the Movement!

For 82 years the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has created a more equitable Seattle by providing children, people with criminal histories and low-income people of color resources and opportunities to advance in education, housing, employment and health.

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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) certified, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle provides an array of trainings and resources surrounding home ownership and financial literacy. We offer trained mediators, foreclosure assistance and information on reverse mortgages.

Education is the cornerstone of success.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle maintains a steadfast focus on closing the educational achievement gap in Seattle. Computer labs, literature and University partnerships were some of the notable educational resources in place. Empowering our children to succeed through education is the cornerstone of building a healthy community. Help us bring the educational program back!

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Historically, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has maintained an unprecedented impact on Seattle by providing community members basic job readiness skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment. Many have suffered and are still suffering through this economic asphyxiation. There can be no better time than now to act and serve the Seattle community with a strong, dependable, top-tier employment program. With your help, we look forward to reviving our Employment program!

Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

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Our Mission

We provide high quality services and support for African American and other underrepresented communities in Metropolitan Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region.

Our Vision

We want everyone to have multiple opportunities to achieve their greatest potential as it relates to education, employment, health and housing.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) was established in 1929 and incorporated in 1936 to become one of approximately 100 affiliates of the National Urban League (NUL) www.nul.org.

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2014 Breakfast Keynote Speaker, Edi Gathegi


Kenya-born, Edi Gathegi has steadily increased his profile and quality body of work in recent years with his roles on both the big and small screens. Initially well recognized for the recurring role as ‘Dr. Cole’ (AKA: “Big Love”) on FOX’s hit television series HOUSE, Gathegi went on to join the ensemble cast of the box office phenomenon, TWILIGHT, and its sequel NEW MOON. From vampire to mutant, he joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Additionally, he made his Los Angeles stage debut top-lining SUPERIOR DONUTS at the prestigious Geffen Playhouse, which garnered him an Ovation Award nomination, a NAACP award nomination, and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lead actor. He recently starred on ABC’s FAMILY TOOLS as Darren Bichette the lovable slacker, opposite Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, and Leah Remini and recurred on ABC’s RED WIDOW. He will next be seen in a currently untitled Cameron Crowe film, an independent feature called SHIVA & MAY opposite Jessica Beal and on TNT’s PROOF.

Gathegi’s notable film credits include GONE BABY GONE directed by Ben Affleck, DEATH SENTENCE opposite Kevin Bacon, CRANK with Jason Stathem, and MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D.Other past television credits includes JUSTIFIED, CSI, CSI: MIAMI, VERONICA MARS, LINCOLN HEIGHTS and the critically acclaimed but short-lived LIFE ON MARS.

Gathegi graduated from NYU’s famed MFA program for acting and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is a nonprofit recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax-deductible for U.S. tax purposes under Section 170 of the Code.

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