Urban League annual membership meeting tonight

By Pattye L. Sawyer-Hampton, Pinellas County Urban League

ST. PETERSBURG – The Pinellas County Urban League will host its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ceridian, located at 3201 34th Street South, St. Petersburg.

The Urban League experienced a banner year in 2014 with new grant funds and expanded programs, embodying its mantra of “Empowering Communities, Changing Lives.”


During 2014, the PCUL helped hundreds of at-risk youth receive educational and counseling support through its youth development and crime prevention programs; adults became more self-reliant by securing meaningful employment through its Career Connection Center; thousands of needy residents received energy payment assistance from its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as home energy repairs from the Weatherization Assistance Program, and hundreds received free health screenings and assistance with enrollment into the Affordable Care Act Florida Health Insurance Marketplace through the Highways to Health program, which began in January 2014.

PCUL President & CEO, Watson L. Haynes, II says, “We invite the entire community to our Annual Meeting so they can become more knowledgeable about the Urban League and its programs and services.”  Last year, the PCUL experienced record attendance of over 200 people, and Haynes would like to see even more interested community members in attendance this year. Says, Haynes, “We’ve branched out into some new areas over the past year, including the expansion of one of our programs into Hillsborough County, and we’re excited to share the year’s successes with our members and friends.”

An RSVP for the meeting is required. For more information, please call (727) 327.2081.

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