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Official Statement regarding the “reduction in workforce” At the Greater Toledo Urban League

On June 30, mind 2009, viagra the Greater Toledo Urban League reduced it’s workforce by a total of seven positions.  Of those seven positions, generic five involved the displacement of staff and two were positions that will remain unfilled.  The reduction, while unfortunate is a direct result of a loss in funding for the coming fiscal year (2009-2010).

Each staff person was apprised of this possible reduction in January 2009, as we were projecting our financial position for the second half of the fiscal year.  Official notice of these position eliminations was communicated to the staff two weeks prior (June 16, 2009).  John C. Jones, President and C.E.O. stated, “The loss of funding and most importantly these staff persons, is difficult, but it is also an all too true reality that many organizations, businesses and institutions are facing during these very tough economic times”.

The positive news is that the Urban League is very much alive and continues to operate valuable and needed programs for this community.

  • We are continuing our work at the J. Frank Troy Senior Center with a full complement of services designed to assist seniors.
  • We are working with our youth this summer through three programs:
    • S.T.R.I.V.E., which is designed to assist high school students pass the Ohio Graduation Tests
    • Summer G.A.M.E.S., which is a collaborative effort between the City of Toledo, United Way and FunGame Sports that teach youth life lessons through sports
    • Summer Basketball, which is a collaboration between Frederick Douglas Community Association, Sleepy Hollow Athletic Association and the GTUL
  • We are proud to be a collaborative partner through funding from the United Way to offer assistance to the Toledo community in the area dealing with “situational poverty” and financial literacy training.

“At the end of the day, our mission – “to improve the social and economic conditions of each person in our community, particularly African-Americans, other minorities and those that are disadvantaged” – is paramount to all that we do, and we must ensure that we are making solid business decisions that ultimately impact the service we provide”, states Mr. Jones.  The Urban League continues to actively seek funding from all sources (local, state-wide and national).  We ask for the support from this community by way of memberships, volunteers and alternative forms of giving.  For more information on how you can support the Greater Toledo Urban League, visit us at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (

The Greater Toledo Urban League was officially established in August of 1996 as a National Urban League Affiliate.  Through the operation of programming in the areas of Education and Youth Services, Workforce Development, and Health & Quality of Life, we serve hundreds of families each year and utilize thousands of volunteer hours.  We serve a broad range of people from all ages (6 – 60+).

See the coverage featured by our media partner 13abc [Urban League Lays off 7 employees]

Doni Miller speaks with members of the Greater Toledo Urban League including the president and CEO John C. Jones, story the Director of Workforce Development Brandon Tucker, viagra approved and Employment Coach Phillip Cunningham. Today, online they focus on the rising numbers of unemployment among African Americans. Courtesy of 13abc

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