We Invite You to Service

Do you have a desire to serve in a volunteer capacity?

Do you want to be empowered to make a positive change?

Do you want to build strong community bonds with like minded individuals? If you answer yes to any of those questions, we invite you to join us in service. 

What is the Guild?

The Urban League of San Diego County Guild is comprised of community volunteers, civic leaders, businessmen and women committed to improving the quality of life for African Americans and others in San Diego. The Guild is an auxiliary that serves as ambassadors for the San Diego affiliate and the National Council of Urban League Guilds. 

The Guild promotes the Urban League’s efforts to empower African Americans and others throughout the region by securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights. The mission of the National Council of Urban League Guilds is to stimulate, develop and promote volunteer participation and leadership within the local Urban League Guild in consistency with the goals and objective of the local affiliates.


The Guild was established to support the local Urban League and its programs through four basic program functions:

  • Fundraising 

  • Community Service

  • Public Relations

  • Leadership Development for Guild Members 

The Guild meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month ​at 11:00 a.m. at the Urban League offices or virtually via video conferencing.  For more information, send an email to  

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Jeaniqua Francis,

Jeaniqua reactivated the ULSDC Guild in Summer 2020 after several years of chapter dormancy. The current San Diego Guild chapter was born from Jeaniqua's desire to serve the Black and many other communities overlooked and underserved in San Diego. A passionate community servant, Jeaniqua has been a volunteer of the Urban League since 2017.

"It is my mission to create a space and community where those frustrated by the political and economic landscape are empowered to take action and are not bound by feelings of helplessness."

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Monchel Lewis,
Vice President

Monchel integrates her experience as a political campaign consultant and educator to create and promote social justice through advocating, coordinating cooperative efforts, and campaigning to support the interest of her community.

Monchel joined the Urban League as a volunteer in winter 2020.

"My passion is to serve by helping people reach their true potential"

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Joe Smith,
Chair, Community Service

A graduate of Hampton University in the field of sociology, Joe Smith takes a unique approach to understanding people, cultures, and the demographics that impact education. Joe strives to increase parent and community engagement through unique experiences of interaction disguised as learning. Joe’s a senior trainer, community relations facilitator, school district consultant, parent advisory developer, public speaker, Black student initiatives, and youth empowerment advocacy.

"I am your education K-12 Swiss Army Knife."

Meet Our Leadership Team

What We Have Going On...

Join us as we speak with Shelby Gordon of the San Diego History Center for a discussion about San Diego's rich Black History. 

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Lets Get Social!

Let's keep the conversation going online. 
Connect with the Guild at our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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