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about us

Quad County Urban League helps secure equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and persons with disabilities in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties in Illinois. Quad County Urban League was founded in 1975 by a diverse group of local leaders responding to the absence of a community based organization to address the needs for academic achievement, job placement and training, equal access to employment, housing and cultural enrichment for low-income and displaced citizens. The continuous mission of the Urban League is to help secure equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and disabled persons.

our mission

The Quad County Urban League (QCUL) supports racial justice, civil rights and economic empowerment for African Americans and others within the Quad Counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will) of Illinois. As an advocate for educational excellence and economic self-reliance; we develop programs and services to empower children, youth and adults.

Sharing the commitment of the 114 year old community-based Urban League movement,

QCUL joins 92 other dedicated affiliates in their charge to create sustainable economic and civil community models with global impact.

our history

Quad County Urban League was founded in 1975 by a diverse group of local leaders responding to the absence of a community-based organization to address the needs for academic achievement, job placement and training, equal access to employment, housing and cultural enrichment for low-income and displaced citizens. The Urban League sets policies and directions that are implemented by a highly trained professional staff and a network of hardworking concerned volunteers who work on problems and pursue opportunities in the fields of economic development and employment, education and youth incentives, housing, community planning, and health and welfare. The mission of the Urban League is to help secure equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and disabled persons.

 

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically under- urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research served and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 37 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

board of directors

officers

THEODIA GILLESPIE

President & CEO,

Quad County Urban League

 

NINA HUNTER

Chairperson,

Retired, Nicor Gas

 

ATTORNEY WILLIAM PARRISH

Vice Chairperson

Taxman, Pollock, Murray, Bekkerman, LLC

AARON ANDERSON

Treasurer,

Fund Administrator,

Painters District Council No.30

 

DIANNE ENGRAM

Secretary, 

Retired, Fermilab

board members

JOE BOYLE

Vice President of U.S. Transportation,

UPS

 

GREG BUSH

CEO,

Bush Infotech Group, Inc.

 

TREMESE DAVIS

Vice President of Operations,

Nicor Gas

 

TERESA DENCH

HUB Operations Training Manager,

UPS

 

CARLA DENNIS

External Affairs Manager,

ComEd

 

SEAN HUGHES

Vice President of Safety,

Quality and Operations,

INTREN

PAUL LABONNE

Vice President,

Community Development Banking,

PNC Bank

 

STEPHEN MORCOS

Sr. Vice President,

HUB International

 

KALESHIA “KAY” PAGE

Government Affairs Manager,

Comcast Cable

 

KAREN SMITH-WELLS

Chief Strategy and Diversity Officer,

Make-A-Wish America

 

GREG WILLIAMS

Director of Operations,

PMI Solutions

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