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Knoxville Urban League ‘Shoes for School’ Shatters Records

New shoes will be on the feet of 1,270 children when they go back to school this week, thanks to the Knoxville Area Urban League, its sponsors and 300 volunteers.

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Akron Urban League Breaks Ground for Urban Farm 

By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com, jconn@cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Urban League will soon offer students opportunities to strengthen their financial skills by working, hands-on, with agriculture and farming.

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Springfield Urban League Hosts Literacy Initiative Night For Kids
by Fox Illinois News Team

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Recently, the National Urban League in collaboration with the Columbia Urban League of South Carolina hosted a career exploration workshop at local elementary school.

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Tyrone Marshall's 'immeasurable' impact on north Omaha kids starts with the little things

By Erin Grace, World-Herald

Tyrone Marshall moves around the 3-point line like the second hand of a watch. Tick. Swoosh! Tick. Swoosh! Tick. Swoosh!

It’s a casual game of three-point for the handful of teenage boys playing with Marshall. For the Urban League’s director of education and youth development, though, it’s work.

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Bria Beckley seems like a typical college student: tired, frazzled perhaps, but determined. Scratch the surface and it becomes clear that Beckley’s path to Monroe Community College was a long and bumpy one.

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As a leader on my campus, I have had the opportunity to work with the BEEP Program in 2012 and in 2013 at Hampton University. Interacting with several BEEPers has inspired and influenced me to become active with the National Urban League upon graduation. I have gained new wisdom and insight through the BEEP program. Students who attend the BEEP Program gain a priceless learning experience by interacting with top corporate executives who look like them.

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Knoxville's ‘Shoes for School’ Breaks Records!

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New education budget threatens dozens of low-performing Detroit schools with closure — again

By Koby Levin, www.chalkbeat.com

Dozens of struggling Detroit schools could face closure once again after Gov. Rick Snyder signed an education budget on Thursday that seeks to stiffen consequences for low-scoring schools.

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