Urban League of Greater Cleveland | President/CEO
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for African-Americans and other minorities to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services.
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Marsha A. Mockabee serves as the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. In this role, she leads an agenda empowering African-Americans to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services. Marsha has more than 28 years of nonprofit leadership experience, as well as educational credentials that include a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University (cum laude), a CNM from Case Western Reserve University, and MBM from Indiana Wesleyan. She serves on many committees and community efforts. Marsha’s accomplishments have been recognized locally and nationally. Since 2010, she has served on the National Urban League’s Education and Jobs Task Forces. In February of 2013, she was selected to lead an Equity and Excellence in Education initiative for the State of Ohio. Along with Marsha’s CEO colleagues from Cincinnati and Columbus, she is helping to engage in statewide advocacy and policy issues affecting education in urban communities. Marsha is known amongst her national Urban League colleagues as the “turnaround specialist.” She and her husband, James, reside in Cleveland, Ohio. They have two married daughters, one grandson and two granddaughters.


Welcome to the newly revamped website for the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. As we prepare for our second century of service to the Greater Cleveland community, we recognize the need to be more nimble, to observe 21st century business practices and to be accessible to the members and constituents we serve. Over the next 12 months, you will begin to see many advancements in our operational model, new staff joining our local affiliate movement and increased partnerships with associated outcomes for our community.


This Urban League affiliate has emerged as a phoenix rising out of the ashes of challenges, ready to make its mark again as a first-class legacy civil rights and empowerment organization. We enter this next century against the backdrop of some of the most challenging political events of this century. We are poised and ready to stand and deliver in the face of them. Our community needs thoughtful and strategic leadership, well informed by research and balanced with appropriate advocacy. We have earned the trust of our community through delivering quality programs and services and will continue to be steadfast in challenging systems, responding to community needs and working in collaboration with synergistic organizations for the collective good.


And with all of this evolution underway, we want you to be a part!


In the next few months, the ULGC will be embarking on a strategic planning process. One component of that process will include a community forum that encourages feedback and ideas on how we can best serve the Cleveland community-at-large. We are grateful for the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation for supporting this effort and our capacity building strategies over the next several months. You will find more details regarding this partnership within our web highlights.


Further, we have designed a celebratory event for our Centennial that will allow every community member to be a part at a level that is comfortable for them. So, we have departed from the traditional dinner-style event to a benefit concert scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park. Due to the generous support of our presenting partner the Hard Rock Rocksino, Platinum sponsor, Key Bank and a host of other generous diamond level sponsors that can be viewed here, you can be with us to celebrate in style with our concert artist, the dynamic Jeffrey Osborne.


Thank you for supporting us for the last century. We look forward to your support in the next. Become a member, support our events. Participate in activities. Join the Guild, Join the Young Professionals. This is your Urban League of Greater Cleveland!