Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
empowering people of color to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.
The Urban League Fights for YouDefend Democracy. Demand Diversity. Defeat Poverty.
Youth Impacted Annually
Leaders Impacted Annually
Families Impacted through Housing
People Impacted Through Advocacy
James H. Gilliam, Sr.
Celebrating a lifetime of commitment.
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.
Students develop protective factors and resiliency, enhancing growth in academic proficiency, school attendance, and related social and emotional developmental areas.
“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.