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SBA and Urban League Announce Strategic Alliance to Outreach to Black and Brown Communities

Upcoming information session on Small Business Access to Capital with Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Nadine Boone on Wednesday, May 27th at 12pm
Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Release Number: 
Contact:, 202-853-5792

BOSTON — SBA Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson announced a formal strategic alliance with The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts today.  

“Black and Brown communities facing socioeconomic barriers and inequities are always a focus of the SBA and my office,” said Bob Nelson, Massachusetts SBA District Director.   “That’s why we’re proud to partner with The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, which has been advocating on behalf of Black and Brown communities to create opportunities since 1919 – one of the National Urban League’s oldest affiliates.”

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"The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts is pleased to enter a strategic alliance with the Massachusetts SBA, that will help start, maintain, and expand the small businesses within the communities we serve." states Charles Stewart VP of Partnerships and Digital Strategy for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.


About Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and one of the oldest affiliates within the National Urban League movement. Since 1919, the doors opened to the at-large Boston community and surrounding metropolitan area residents, ULEM has been employing a multi-point strategy to deliver services and programs which aim to increase self-reliance, specifically in the area of workforce and economic development. Visit for more information.




About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit