A Nevada Community Action Agency
Sustaining family independence
Case Management / Information and Referral offers supportive services to: (1) stabilize individuals and families in crisis which may include homeless prevention, the unemployed, and underemployed, (2) conduct client assessments to identify barriers to economic self-sufficiency, (3) assist in developing individual plans to empower clients to achieve self-sufficiency, (4) advocate for clients while supporting them in achieving their goals, and (5) provide referrals to designated subsidiary agencies.
Employment and Training focuses on work/job readiness, job development, and placement services. Work/Job readiness prepares those seeking employment to enter the workplace with curriculum on resume writing, interviewing skills and job-search strategies. The job development segment provides workforce solutions to business partners by matching employer requirements with job seekers. Placement services assist potential job seekers with obtaining and retaining employment.
Empowering healtiher families
The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Education Centers safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. Additionally, WIC provides health care information and referral services to a host of other social services programs throughout the community at no charge.
Our Breastfeeding Program provides education classes, peer group sessions, counseling services by Certified Lactation Counselors who assess the needs of breastfeeding mothers and are able to provide breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps and many other nursing essentials to ensure a successful start for new mothers. As a result, health care referral services through our community partnerships with Family Medical Providers, Pediatric Services, Pediatric Dentistry, OB GYN Services and Family Development Case Management are also available.
Connecting families and childcare providers
The LVUL Early Childhood Connection, effective January 2014, serves as the Fiscal Agent for southern Nevada, responsible for reimbursing authorized Child Care Subsidy Program providers for care provided to an eligible subsidized family. Reimbursements are made to hundreds of providers on a monthly basis to help families afford the cost of care. Interested child care providers should contact the Child Care Resource & Referral program at (702) 473-9400 or toll free (855) 4UL-KIDS to register.
Provides services to families and child care providers include: The Child Care Subsidy Program that provides subsidies for childcare to low-income families with parents who are in an approved activity. Services are based on a sliding fee scale, with most families paying a portion of the cost of care to their selected provider.
The Child Care Resource & Referral program assists families in identifying child care providers in their area; registers Licensed, Recreational and Family, Friend or Neighbor (FFN) providers with the Subsidy program; provides families and providers with community based referrals to meet needs other than child care; provides information on child care quality, availability and more.
Enriching our children
The Read & Rise Program engages parents in the education of their children by teaching them strategies to support their children’s literacy and reading skills.
Eligibility Requirements: Being a parent or caregiver of a child or children 0 – 9 years old, makes you eligible for the Read and Rise Program.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Achievers’ Program is an after-school academic and learning enrichment program serving students in grades Kindergarten through twelve. The Afterschool Achievers’ Program provides homework assistance as well as tutoring in math and reading. Enrichment activities include life skills education, STEM activities, financial literacy, and college and career preparations.
Supporting our seniors lifestyles
The Senior Services unit was established to improve the quality of older adults’ health and wellness by providing programs, services, advocacy and resources that will lessen insolation and will support independence. The center serves seniors age 55 and older and promotes health-and-wellness by offering affordable, nutritious lunches, health screenings, transportation, life-skills education, computer training, exercise classes and socialization opportunities. Membership is required and free.
M-F: 8am - 5pm
Your community center
The Dr. William U. Pearson Community Centers a public/private partnership between the Urban League and Clark County Parks & Recreation. The 40,000 square foot building offers:
Fitness room, aerobics room, gymnasium, computer lab, classrooms, meeting space, game room, warming kitchen, youth spring/summer camps, community services, educational services, and multi-cultural programs.
Pearson offers a playground; barbecue areas, world-class track & field and amphitheater open to the public. The Pearson has multiple usages; the public can benefit from the exterior/interior. Some programs and Services offered will not have fees; other activities and facilities will be charged in accordance with the County Standards and community resources.
M-F: 7am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
The purpose of the program is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of adult previously incarcerated individuals who demonstrate characteristics common to female previously incarcerated individuals by using strategies targeted to these characteristics, which may include sexual or physical abuse, family turmoil, early puberty, learning disabilities and school failure, and mental health and substance abuse issues. The RISE program targets adult female previously incarcerated individuals and is open to eligible male previously incarcerated individuals who are 18 years old or older, who are within 180 days of release from serving a minimum of three months incarceration.
Helping young adults suceed in life.
UYEP WORKS to provide participants with the opportunity to build relationships with positive, caring adults; a targeted educational and workforce curriculum that builds on their interests and goals; exposure to stipend-paying, real-world opportunities to gain technical and soft skills, linkages to comprehensive community supports and services to address barriers to success, the opportunity to give back to their communities and reestablish linkages.
M-F: 8am - 5pm
Helping our veterans achieve career success
In February 2014, we launched a new Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) program. In partnership with the Southern Nevada Workforce Board and the One Stop Career Center, VETS is designed to assist eligible Veterans in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment by addressing a variety of obstacles they face, including military skills conversion, and life skills, and mental health and substance abuse issues.
M-F: 8am - 5pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Las Vegas Urban League invites you to celebrate its decade of commitment to the community on Saturday October 11, 2014. In a little over ten years thousands of Clark County residents have benefited from our services and commitment to empower the entire community. We will honor community stakeholders that have shown an unwavering commitment to our community including U.S. Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Individual Tickets: $150
Table for ten: $1,500
6pm - 9pm