Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League Suspends Operation
Following several years of declining funding and multiple leadership transitions, the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League has announced that it will suspend operations effective Aug. 31, 2015.
“These major challenges have created an environment where MTUL must reconsider its purpose and pathway in the Tulsa community,” says Glenda Love, who has been serving as a volunteer executive since April 2015. “While we are suspending operations, we want to be clear that we are looking for ways for the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League to play a role in developing economic opportunity and self-sustainability for the people of Tulsa.”
Love explained that programs similar to the offerings of the MTUL that are offered by other non-profit organizations have presented an ongoing challenge to find funding.
Currently, the MTUL’s primary program is its housing program, which helps clients navigate through processes so they can transition from renting to owning their own homes or avoid foreclosure. These clients have been referred to other organizations that can provide similar services.