On the move

The Greater Toledo Urban League is ready to move to new heights. This passed week we participated in the National Urban League Centennial celebration and the synergy was amazing. The conference was very empowering and there were a lot of connections made that will benefit the entire city of Toledo. Be on the look out for new content and events happening right here on this web site and in the community. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to your feedback and comments as always.


In Your Face

Its almost time to bring out the barbecue grills and the volley ball nets, visit this boy does time fly,because summer is nearly in full swing. This update is probably a little behind schedule but that is because we have been working so hard around here that we didn’t have time to tell you about all the work we have been doing. So in case you haven’t noticed we’ve got a lot of things on the table that are really building our momentum and propelling the Greater Toledo Urban League that you know up into orbit with the best of them. We have really stepped up in a lot of areas that people are now, finally, beginning to notice.

First and foremost, our public exposure as far as the media and community events is concerned, has really taken off and now almost anyone with a T.V. and a couple minutes to spare has either seen us on Bridges or heard about one or more of the events that we were recently involved with. To compliment that effort we have really really stepped up our online web 2.0 efforts in order to make everything about us more search-able and web friendly for the benefit of those non-T.V watching web surfers. We are certainly well on our way to the self imposed challenge of being the best in the field when it comes to brand recognition and organization clarity (and we definitely have some heavy competition).

So this is  the point where  we ask for your help. So far this blog itself stands as our primary tool when it comes to passing on the internal information of our organization but in case you haven’t noticed it is still somewhat naked. We need you and everyone you know to visit our blog and actively participate in the community elements of this online world. We need everything from comments, discussions, and good old fashioned debates to guest authors, news submissions and insider community event updates. There is a lot going on in our fair little town and a good portion of the events are poorly attended simply based on the fact of lack of exposure. We are hoping to position ourselves as an outlet or hub for all things non profit and community. Its a big feat to take on but if we, in a single weekend, can generate 219 fans on a face book page that was designed and finalized by one guy on a Friday afternoon one hour before the end of the workday then with a collaborative effort strategically planed and established by a full community of concerned citizens willing to invest and sacrifice their money and time for the benefit of the city as a whole then we can surely take over the world. Just something to think about.

So as we move forward we only ask that now that we have made our presence known and our intentions clear that you, the community, help us to take our message further than we alone can do. There is much more work to be done but its gonna take a lot more than we can ever hope to do alone. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown us up to now. We love you all.

Be sure to follow us wherever you can. We are working to be everywhere we need to be to make sure the method and message of The Greater Toledo Urban League is heard and seen loud and clear.

New League, New Blog, New Life

Good day good people. You are witnessing the result of months of intense work and dedication by the Toledo Urban League staff and their  bright vision of the future for the community and our supporters. We are in the midst of a grand restructuring on all fronts. This is just a single part of the BIG picture which goes along with our other transformations including: Our new location; Our new web site; Our new programs and our new attitude.

As the webmaster I plan to keep you informed of the changes and improvements in relation to the new website and this blog. We plan on expanding our “digital presence” into some bits of unexplored territory technically striving to mirror the current presidential administrations digital “connectedness” which can no longer be called a fad.

The overall purpose of this blog will now be communicate the living activities and happenings of the Toledo Urban League and the website will now serve as a static capsule of the overall goals and objectives of our fine organization.

Feel free to look around and leave comments and ideas on the topics and stories you find here. We hope to keep this consistently updated but your feedback with be the gas that drives our content.

Thank you again for your support.

Jermaine A. Young