National Urban League (NUL) is one of the two largest historic civil rights organizations in the U.S. Dedicated to economic empowerment. The NUL works to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. With more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, the NUL provides direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. Under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, NUL’s CEO and President, WGC manages the organization’s Global Initiatives and international programs, including organizing its 2010 Trade and Cultural Mission to China. The 45-member delegation was comprised of prominent African American business, civic and academic leaders, including the former Sec. of Transportation for the Clinton Administration.