The array of services and programs provided by the Urban League is extensive, from youth after school programs to voter registration efforts. The unifying goal of these offerings is to chip away at the socio-economic gap in the African American community and other emerging ethnic communities in Nebraska.
One way to close the socio-economic gap is to reduce poverty. “Poverty is a complex phenomena so we address it in a comprehensive manner,” says Warren. “We do feel you have to address poverty at its root cause versus treating its symptoms.”
“We meet our clients where they are, treat them with dignity and respect,” says Warren. The ultimate objective is to provide the assistance needed to help their clients become educated, employed, and productive citizens.