Advocating For Economic & Educational Equality

About The Company

Chicago Urban League believes that a strong African American community makes a stronger Chicago. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities and grow businesses. They are passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and social justice. The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

About This Project

House of Battles has worked with the Chicago Urban League on a variety of projects. We have developed regional branding guidelines and trained internal staff on best uses for the brand across social media and marketing collateral. We have led design efforts for the community accountability event series that discussed police transparency, educational equality,  youth unemployment and job skills training. In addition, we have helped plan annual signature events including the 54th Golden Fellowship Dinner, Blueprint for Change Summit and Back to School. Together these events raised over 2 million dollars in donations for operational and programatic needs.

In addition, we have worked to connect community leaders, government officials, private sector professionals and activists to discover solutions to building sustainable communities. In partnership with executive staff, we developed key messaging for the President & CEO’s public speeches. We often disseminated key messages through managing media relations.

Chicago Urban League

Public Relations, Design, Web Development, Branding Strategy, Event Planning, Social Media Management, Creative Content, Policy Development

July 2015 – July 2016