The mission of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Guild is to enhance and support the mission of the Urban League through volunteerism and community service. The principle concerns of the Urban League Guilds are in the areas of intepretations, leadership development, and fundraising. Guild members are typically long-time volunteers and donors to the Urban League. They donate their time to deliver services that extend public understanding and support of the local and national programs of the Urban League.
The Guild is an inter-racial, non-profit organization that provides high quality leadership to the Urban Leagues on a local, regional and national level.
The first Urban League Guild was established in 1942 in NYC by Mrs. Mollie Moon to help raise revenue for the National Urban League, presenting considerable funds to the Urban League on an annual basis. Her untiring efforts generated interest throughout the Urban League movement and prompted other affiliates to organize guilds to help raise money in their own local areas. In 1952 the National Council of Guilds was established and has been an official participating group at the National Conference since then. The National Council of Guilds is divided into 85 chapters across four regions, and guild members contribute thousands of volunteer hours annually. These volunteers possess a diverse cross-section of talents and abilities and express a passion for getting involved, empowering communities and changing lives. Click here to learn more about the NUL Guilds.
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Guild is currently in development. If you would like to be involved in forming the local guild, please call (423) 756-1762.