The mission of the Buffalo Urban League is to empower African Americans, other minorities and disadvantaged individuals to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Under the leadership of President and CEO of the Buffalo Urban League Brenda McDuffie, this is accomplished through the Urban League’s Five Point Empowerment Strategy. Building strong and stable families provides the foundation upon which these five strategies are based:
1.Education and Youth Empowerment ensures the education of all children by providing access to early childhood literacy, after-care programs and college scholarships.
2.Economic Empowerment invests in the financial literacy and employability of adults through job training, homeownership and entrepreneurship.
3.Health and Quality of Life Empowerment promotes community wellness through a focus on prevention, including fitness, healthy eating and access to affordable healthcare.
4.Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment encourages all people to take an active role to improve quality of life through participation in community service projects and public policy initiatives.
5.Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment guarantees equal participation in all facets of American society through proactive public policies and community-based programs.