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Listen to Interview with Jeffrey Richard on History of Urban League & Status of Austin Area Urban League

Posted by Hopeton on January 31, 2010

Listen to the interview by clicking here: Jeffrey Richard Interview

Austin Area Urban League president Jeffrey Richard discussed the history of the National Urban League on a special Black History Month edition of Economic Perspectives on February 1 on KAZI 88.7 FM. The Urban League was founded in New York in1910 to help improve the social and economic conditions of southern African Americans that had moved north to seek better employment opportunities.

Jeffrey Richard

Richards also discussed the program initiatives of the Austin Area Urban League for 2010.  The Austin Urban League, which was founded in 1977, is one of more than 102 affiliates of the National Urban League, whose mission is to assist African Americans and disadvantaged persons to achieve economic and social equality.

Richards has been president of the Austin Area Urban League since 2005. Prior to joining the Urban League, he was vice president of education for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he studied policy and monitored outcomes in K-12 academic achievement and success.  He has more than 15 years of consulting experience and has conducted performance improvement and technology consulting projects for school districts, local governments, and state agencies.

Richard holds a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from Texas Christian University, and a Master’s degree in Urban Economic Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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