“The work of the organization is critically important and makes a real difference in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals across the city,” says Janene Drafs, KTLA’s general manager.
On behalf of KTLA, Nexstar’s CW affiliate in Los Angeles, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation have given $5,000 to the Urban League of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Urban League helps African Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights.
The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health and quality of life.
This year the Urban League is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding.
The Los Angeles Urban League created Rites of Passage as a moment of unity for the Black community in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which made it extremely difficult for families to celebrate high school graduations in traditional, in-person ceremonies.
KTLA said it is honored to support the Virtual Black High School Graduation as a significant recurring annual event.
“The Urban League has so much to offer in terms of vocational training, jobs, educational enrichment, and small business assistance,” says Brian Williams, vice president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Urban League.
“The partnership of Nexstar and KTLA in helping the Urban League get this message out to the public is critical and indicates KTLA’s longstanding commitment to the Black community.”
“KTLA is extremely proud of its long association with the Los Angeles Urban League,” says Janene Drafs, KTLA’s GM.
“The work of the organization is critically important and makes a real difference in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals across the city.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and nonprofit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media Group and its subsidiaries do business.
The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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