Welcome to the Tacoma Urban League

For 50 years the Tacoma Urban League has worked in a variety of ways to strengthen and support the local African American community. Founded in 1968, the Tacoma Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disenfranchised groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. From its earliest days in the civil rights movement, through years of partnership with government and public agencies, the Tacoma Urban League has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in the South Puget Sound African American community.

Our Mission is to assist African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals and families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence.

Visit the National Urban League page here


50th Anniversary of the Tacoma Urban League

During 2018 the Tacoma Urban League is hosting a series of events to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We begin our year of celebration with an Open House on February 20 from 3 PM – 7 PM at our office at 2550 S. Yakima Ave. Community members are invited to visit and celebrate with us, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about our programs, leadership development, and advocacy work. Please join us and reconnect, or connect for the first, time with the TUL staff. Other events in this annual series include a Living Library Night at University Place Library, a 50th Anniversary Signature Gala at the Foss Waterway Seaport, a Family Reunion Party, and our 7th Annual Holiday Luau. Contact our office to learn more about how you can participate with us as we celebrate half a century of service to community.


Thank You!  6th Annual Holiday Luau Success!  

Our 6th Annual Luau was our best yet! Thank you for your continued support of the Tacoma Urban League and check our Facebook page for photos and posts from the event.

Also, special thanks to our sponsors – Columbia Bank, Puget Sound Energy, Coordinated Care, MultiCare, MC Construction/Point Ruston, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma Urban League Guild, Tacoma Urban League Young Professionals, Bamford Foundation, Amerigroup, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and Thompson Consulting Group.