Miami Valley Urban League

The Miami Valley Urban League is committed to driving equity and financial empowerment for African Americans through advocacy, education and development.

The League's Mission is to help Black people and historically underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self-reliance, power, civil rights and justice.

SOAR (Solid Opportunities for Advancement & Retention)

Our flagship program, provides a two-week job readiness training for adults (age 18 and older) that introduces skills that are needed to be successful in today’s workforce. Upon graduating from the training, participants continue to receive job coaching, as well as assistance with obtaining additional credentials and barrier removal in support of their ability to be self-sufficient. Through EMERGE we will introduce the Junior SOAR program that is provided for high school students.

EMERGE (Elevate, Motivate, Engage, Relate, Gain, & Entertain). Our newly re-branded youth program, provides barrier removal for youth ages 14–21 in-school and ages 16–24 out-of-school to place them on a pathway to self-sufficiency through achievement of a job, obtaining a credential or apprenticeship or continuing their education. EMERGE is designed to build relationships and trust with the youth and continual guidance and counseling provided until they exit the program.

Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The FEC has a Financial Coach in the Dayton market to provide education and financial coaching to aid participants as they work to achieve financial stability and independence by providing one-on-one confidential financial coaching; hosting Wealth Building Wednesday virtual workshops on different money topics; facilitating Money Circles, financial education support groups that cover topics such as savings, debt management and home ownership preparation; and partnering with local financial institutions to provide financial literacy to high school aged students in the EMERGE program.

Business Development & Entrepreneurship. We support entrepreneurs in developing their business startup or expansion aspirations in the greater Dayton area.The Business Development & Entrepreneurship's mission is to help established entrepreneurs increase their capacity to take advantage of new business opportunities and qualify for financing that will lead to higher levels of business growth. We support those efforts by providing access to a state of the art customer contact center and a qualified, pre-screened workforce.

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907 W Fifth St

Dayton, OH 45402

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8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30am - 4:30pm





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Teens (13-18), Adults (19-64), Older Adults (65+)

Last Updated 03/11/24
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