Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League

empowering people of color to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.

MWUL Board group photo

The Urban League Fights for You

Defend Democracy. Demand Diversity. Defeat Poverty.

Youth Impacted Annually

Leaders Impacted Annually

Families Impacted through Housing

People Impacted Through Advocacy

Our Legacy.
James H. Gilliam, Sr.
Celebrating a lifetime of commitment.

Our Mission

The mission of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) is to empower people of color to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. The MWUL envisions a community where people, from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, contribute to and benefit from an alliance that is committed to action-oriented public policy research and principled advocacy.

Our Programs

Achievement Matters

Students develop protective factors and resiliency, enhancing growth in academic proficiency, school attendance, and related social and emotional developmental areas.

Gilliam Fellowship

The James H. Gilliam, Sr. Fellowship is a program where diverse leadership converges to work collaboratively in communities, while building their capacity as policymakers, advocates, and community organizers.

Upcoming Events

“We are a MOVEMENT,
not a moment”

Join The Movement

The Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) works for the economic, educational, and racial equity of African Americans to build sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership development.

Located in the heart of the First State’s urban community, only the MWUL is branched from the oldest and largest community-based movement organization targeted at African Americans in the country.

Activate your MWUL membership to allow access to our many other sub-organizations and be part of something meaningful! All educational, ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

Annual Report

Grateful Recognition of our Partners in the Movement

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