Stephanie Hightower on How Columbus Can Promote Racial Equity
Columbus Urban League
The 102-year-old agency serves thousands of Central Ohioans each year through advocacy and programming that support racial and economic equity.
Annual budget: About $3.4 million
Number of employees: 75
President and CEO: Stephanie Hightower
Focus areas: Recovery, reform and resiliency
Approach: The Columbus Urban League provides emergency relief to help keep families in housing and to help businesses thrive; promotes policies that eliminate systemic racism; and offers coaching to boost individual earning power while leveling the economic playing field for Black communities.
Source: The Columbus Urban League/cul.org