Los Angeles Urban League

Empowering Communities.
Changing Lives.

Los Angeles Urban League helps African Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self-reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.

Workforce Development

Backstage Careers

Los Angeles Urban League’s Backstage Careers works with TV and film studios, production companies, entertainment guilds and unions to provide clients with training, internship stipends, apprenticeships and job placement. Current partners include AEG, Grammy Museum, Times Up Entertainment, Chapeau FX,  Cedars Sinai, and Impression VFX.

Courses include:

Start a new career in visual effects with this 12 week course in partnership with Impression VFX.

Learn the basics of video editing and what it takes to get a job as an in demand video editor.

Build upon your skills and learn advanced video editing techniques to make your portfolio stand out.

Learn the basics of music production with this 6 week course in partnership with the Grammy Museum.

Construction Career Academy

Construction Career Academy prepares candidates for union apprenticeships with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass a trade union entrance exam. Registration is now open!



Project Ready works with high school students to provide the knowledge, tools and skills needed for post-secondary success. This program focuses on STEM, mentorship, leadership development, historical and cultural literacy, campus tours, national case competition, and career preparation while in partnership with the National Urban League. Submit the form below for more information.


Biz Camp is a free four-week entrepreneurship summer camp for boys and girls ages 13-17 where students learn how to turn their business ideas into reality through planning, analysis, and real world application of what they learn in the classroom


These workshops provide students with a hands on learning experience to explore what it takes to be a successful web developer. Students ages 14-19 will learn about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, UX Design, and Podcasting.


Urban Bridge Builders Camp provides girls and boys, ages 13-17, a chance to explore the numerous dynamic, diverse and lucrative careers associated with their science, technology, engineering and math academic pursuits.

Entrepreneurship Center

Los Angeles Urban League’s Urban Center for Entrepreneurship provides minority and women-owned companies with best-in-class business intelligence, one-on-one strategies for success, and a network of advisors and mentors that complement your company’s management team.

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