Los Angeles Urban League Guild

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The Los Angeles Urban League Guild is a volunteer group of established community members who donate their time and talents in support of the Urban League mission.


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Guilder of the Year

Brenda Pollard moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1968.  After getting her family settled in their new environment, Brenda began seeking employment and was granted a position with Los Angeles Unified School District within the Nutrition Department.  Her many task in that department lasted twenty five (25) years, until her retirement.    Her dedication in everything she does while working and after her retirement, is indicated by her remaining actively involved in various Civic, Community Service and Social organizations and she continues to hold active memberships in the National Council of Negro Women, NAACP, American Legion Auxillary – Post 339, several social groups and in some Nutrition Programs.  Since joining the Los Angeles Urban League Guild in 2009, Brenda has served in various capactities, but her  primary role has been  in promoting several very profitable Fundraising events, annually. Her “funtimes” for more than twenty-four (24) years has been sponsoring Bus Trips to some surrounding Casinos, including some for the Guild since 2012.  Brenda has been a member of the Progressive Community Missionary Baptist Church for fifty (50) years and has served as the Usher Board President for forty-five (45) years.    


Los Angeles Urban League Guild                      2019 Community Service Project

The Los Angeles Urban League Guild (LAULG), voted to adopt the Jenesse Center Inc., as their Community Service Project for 2019.  Our goal is to support their literacy program by donating children’s books and to provide volunteer community services from the LAULG. The Jenesse Center CEO/Karen Earl and her staff welcomed the guilders with open arms. Our newest guild member Ruth Slaughter who opened the first domestic violence center in the USA, encouraged guilder Deborah Legardy, to suggest the Jenesse Center as our community service project. On April 9, 2019,  our LAULG Officer’s- President Lillian Wilson, 1st Vice President Ruth Davis, Financial Secretary Chelsea Griffith, Parliamentarian Brenda Pollard and Corresponding Secretary Carolyn Jones-Taylor, along with guilders Kym Hall, Marilyn Brown, Allie Smith and Kelley Settles met with the Jenesse Center, Inc.  Ms. Earl introduced her Jenesse staff members and the guilders received insight by watching a video of the many facets of their wonderful organization.  The Jenesse Center has been offering 38 years of life-saving services in our community and is a nationally recognized domestic violence prevention and intervention organization. The LAUL Guild is in agreement with Jenesse Center to shine a light on violence against women, girls, men and boys to advocate for the basic human right for all people to have peace in their homes and relationships.  We are honored to provide our volunteer services from the LAULG, as we work together to Impact our community and make a positive difference in this world.

Upcoming Events

May 11, 2019 - Day at Barona Resort & Casino

7:30AM – 6:30PM Join us for a day of fun Barona Resort & Casino. Pick-up and drop-off is at 120th St. and Crenshaw Park & Ride. $25 per person includes tip for the driver. Parking fee is $3 or TAP Card required for each car. Call Brenda Pollard for more information at 323-753-0468.

Upcoming Events


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Join us for  National  Healthy Awareness Day preventing STRESS.  Free Event at 4401 Crenshaw Blvd. Ste. 201 Los Angeles, CA 90043. Call to reserve your seat at 323.299.9660 Ext. 2823. For more information contact Chelsea Griffin 424.331.5654. Hosted by the Los Angeles Urban League Guild.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Los Angeles Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region.

Getting Involved

In our community.
For our community.

Since 1952 Guild members have worked to promote community awareness and understanding while serving as role models for civic engagement. Through their legendary fundraisers, and countless volunteer hours, “Guilders” support the Los Angeles Urban League and serve as a critical link to communities throughout Los Angeles.

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