Since 1926, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) has been a beacon of hope and opportunity for the Twin-Cities. With a spirit of excellence, the MUL strives to execute human development programming that provides solutions for African Americans and other people of color. Community leaders who converged in 1926 to form the MUL did so in response to both the societal challenges and emerging opportunities that existed at the time. Some 84 years later, the legacy of MUL is without question noteworthy, and truly reflects this community’s commitment to uplifting its citizenry; expanding the quality of life for all, while remaining intently focused on actionable solutions that reflect the mission of the Urban League nationwide.
The Gateway is comprised of four intersections: College Preparedness/Career Development, Workforce Solutions, Health and Wellness, and Wealth Accumulation. Each Gateway intersection has been designed to be a solution to some of the most pressing disparities facing African Americans in the Twin Cities; therefore each is critical to the quality of life for youth and adults. Critical to the solutions are community members, corporations, foundations, and other champions.