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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Greater Washington Urban League Presents 39th annual gala

Greater Washington Urban League Presents 39th annual gala
Staff Writter

The Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. will present the 39th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 16, 2011. This year’s platform introduces the idea of celebrating Washington, DC’s diverse population, as a united community with the theme, “YOU, ME, WE….DC!” This year’s gala will recognize The Honorable Mayor Vincent C. Gray as well as The Honorable Kwame Brown with a Salute to “One City.” Recipients of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Community Service Awards will include George Washington University, Howard University and Sonia Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. Scholarships will be awarded by Charlotte Elizabeth Yancey Eights Trust, GWUL Thursday Network Young Professionals Auxiliary, Pepsi and Safeway/Western Union for local students. Special guests will be National Urban! League President Marc H. Morial along with Chelsey Rodgers, Miss D.C. International 2010.

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Wardman Park Hotel, the Greater Washington Urban League continues to provide a wide range of services including education, employment and training; health promotion; food and utility assistance and housing and community development that serve more than 65,000 persons each year. The mission of the League is "to increase the economic and political empowerment of African Americans and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship”.

To accomplish its mission, the League uses the tools and methods of social work, economics, law and other disciplines to bring about equal opportunities and equal access to African Americans and minorities in the Washington metropolitan area. One of more than 100 affiliates of the National Urban League, the GWUL is a member agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information please visit www.gwul.org

tags: The Greater Washington Urban League, wardman park hotel, Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala, Mayor Vincent C. Gray,Kwame Brown,

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