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The Springfield Urban League Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that serves over 9,000 people annually, providing direct services, research and policy advocacy to assist individuals and communities in reaching their fullest potential. The Agency is networked with nearly 100 professionally staffed affiliates in over 35 states across the nation. The Movement, spearheaded by the National Urban League, headquartered in New York, works to close equality gaps for people at all economic levels and stages of life, and gives citizens a chance to give back as volunteers. Since its founding in 1926, the Springfield Urban League has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans overcome countless challenges. Today the Urban League employs a five point strategy, tailored to local needs, in serving communities throughout Central and downstate Illinois.