The Urban League of Greater New Orleans officially opened its new headquarters in Mid-City on Wednesday, four years after its old building was expropriated to make way for the city’s new Veterans Affairs hospital.
The new location is at the corner of South Carrollton Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.
The 26,000-square-foot space will house the Urban League’s administrative offices, Parent Information Center, Office of Workforce Development, Education Empowerment Program and Women’s Business Resource Center.
It also will have room for community meeting places and space that small businesses and nonprofits can rent.
“The ULGNO is proud to re-establish our physical presence in the community through the acquisition of a permanent headquarters building,” local Urban League President Erika McConduit-Diggs said in a statement. “As an anchor institution in this city, it is critically important that we are well-positioned to continue offering quality services and to remain a voice for underrepresented communities.”
Money for the new headquarters came from a number of groups and businesses, including Louisiana Healthcare Connections, the Patrick Taylor Foundation, the Goldring Family Foundation, The New Orleans Advocate and First NBC Bank.