55th Annual Guild Gala (Virtual)

The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan (ULDSEM) 55th Annual Guild Gala is an annual event organized by the League’s largest volunteer auxiliary. The Gala is an opportunity to acknowledge the youth of our community who set positive examples for their peers and to provide visibility for their actions. The League will be recognizing 80 youth this year, and honoring exceptional youth with the “Do the Right Thing” Award. Register and find more information at https://www.deturbanleague.org/guild-gala

The League will also highlight Anthony T. White, Artistic Director for the Detroit Youth Concert Choir and Performing Arts Company, as its Community Service Honoree, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. 

Tickets to attend the Gala start at $50 for adults and $25 for youth. Admission includes the Virtual Guild Gala Experience, a virtual gift bag, membership to the Urban League of Detroit, and registration to the College Club (for youth). Event sponsors can receive multiple registrations and branding recognition among other benefits.  

Proceeds from the Guild Gala directly support the Urban League’s education and workplace development programs such as the College Club-Project Ready program, which increases educational opportunities for youth pursuing post- secondary degrees by providing scholarship information and support to over 150 students each year, while also providing enrichment activities such as leadership development, life skills, and financial literacy training. The League’s Workforce Career Development program provides essential job search resources and support that are especially needed to assist the countless individuals who have been displaced by the pandemic.  

Since 1916, the Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan has been building bridges in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan communities to enable African Americans and other persons of color to achieve their fullest potential. An affiliate of the National Urban League, ULDSEM has anticipated and responded to the changing needs of the metropolitan Detroit community through programs assisting with employment counseling and placement; women, infant, and children health and nutrition; youth academic and life-skills training; and the improvement of the socioeconomic conditions of the disadvantaged in the community.

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