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National Urban League

  • National Urban League
  • 80 Pine street
  • New York, NY 10005
  • 212-558-5300
  • 1910
  • Darlene Marlin
  • Vice President of Education Access and Opportunity
  • 646-404-9057

Program Description

THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE'S SIGNATURE EDUCATION PROGRAM, PROJECT READY, helps 6th through 12th grade students to progress academically and intellectually, to benefit from college culture enrichment and support opportunities, and to develop important skills, attitudes, and aptitudes that position them well for success during and after high school. For the National Urban League, readiness means that youth have the necessary skills, attitudes, information, perspective, and intellectual and social capital necessary for success and achievement without needing remediation in the first year of college or career

Our Approach: Project Ready prepares African American and other historically underserved youth for college and career, utilizing a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnering, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools specifically designed for, and unique to, the Urban League Movement. In order to grow into healthy, responsible adults, youths require a range of developmentally appropriate supports, services, and opportunities, only some of which are provided in schools.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%