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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 10/14/2013, 10:53 a.m.

The Urban League believes that many youth who are not college-bound can gain employment in various industries through technical skills training and support services.

When it is fully operational, the Urban League estimates that the trades/technical center would serve 300 to 400 trainees at a time and link 800 graduates annually with job opportunities.

The training center will benefit all of Dallas, not just our community. Take a look at the companies that are financially supporting this effort. Are they companies you support with your dollars?

For those interested in learning more, Dr. Beverly Brooks, CEO of Urban League of Greater Dallas, can offer more information regarding the campaign.

Many of our organizations in Dallas such as the NAACP, sororities and fraternities, and other non-profit organizations have programs and initiatives to improve the health and welfare of Dallas, as well as to educate our young people by providing scholarships and other educational programs. These organizations work tirelessly to improve the health and welfare of Dallas. The more healthy and educated each individual becomes, the more healthy and educated the whole community becomes. That makes Dallas a better place to live.

Yet, we as a community are spending our money with companies who are not supporting our community. There are possibly many options that can make the Black buying power work for our community. Your suggestions are welcomed.

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