Urban League

St. Louis Schools Fair
8:19 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

SLPS Gears Up For New School Year

As a single parent, Lashuna Rancher was grateful for the chance to get free school supplies. She attended the fair with her son Lawayne Rancher and his friends Marcus Morgan and Ryan Harris.
Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

With just over a week before the first day of classes for St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), the district partnered with the Urban League to host an annual back to school fair Saturday.

An estimated 10,000 people attended the Back to School and Community Empowerment Festival, lining up outside St. Louis University's Chaifetz Arena to get free school supplies and find out about area resources.

Urban League President and CEO Michael McMillan said the purpose of the fair is to make sure students—and their families—are ready for the school year.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:39 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

New CEO Discusses What's Next For The Urban League

Michael McMillan became the CEO of The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis on August 5, 2013.
(Courtesy Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis)

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has a rich history in the region, with roots that stretch back 95 years. For the past 28 years, the organization has been led by James Buford, who retired as CEO at the end of May.

Former alderman and City License Collector Michael McMillan became the new CEO of the Urban League  last week. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh sat down with McMillan to discuss what's next for the organization.

Although McMillan is new to the role of CEO, he is not new to the Urban League. He has been a member since he was sixteen.

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