Making The Movement

Coming to you live from the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — this is Making the Movement podcast! A place where you can join ULMS every step of the way on our journey toward equity for all! This is your chance to get up close and personal with us from right here in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. Get ready, get set and press play!

On this episode our hosts Ashley and Ruhama say goodbye as the ULMS podcast takes a brief hiatus. Tune into the episode to find out what we have going on and what the future of the podcast looks like!


Brand New on the Block


Black Health Matters Vaccine Guide

For more information about the vaccine and our involvement as Black and brown communities visit our website!



Employment Street Fair

Coming together to provide job readiness for the community and  FREE FOOD!

For more information on the event and to RSVP for on the spot interviews visit at on our homepage!

May 26, 2021 11AM - 3PM

1301 E Yesler Way


Keep up with ULMS!


Instagram: @seaurbanleague

Twitter: @seaurbanleague

Facebook: Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Today we want to relief any hesitation or anxiety that might be surrounding the COVID-19 Vaccination. We want to acknowledge the very real and valid fears and feelings everyone has and to address the concerns our communities have been voicing by providing some insight into some existing Public Health information. 

Disclaimer: WE ARE NOT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS! We are here to alleviate

Brand New on the Block with Ashley

This episode Ashley guides you through the new vaccination opportunities that could be available to you too!


Head to for more information under our Health tab!


How to with Ru!

Ru shows you how to utilize the opportunities Ashley shared with us on Brand New on the Block!

Visit to see the vaccination opportunities that are available near you!


BHM Meals and Masks Event 

ULMS had a Meals and Masks event to provide free meals, PPE kits and COVID-19 testing for the community. If you would like to volunteer visit and sign up for future opportunities! 

Interview with Seattle Urban League Young Professionals President Jawan Harris 

Here we give you a re-introduction to SULYP! 

Jawan shares with us what SULYP is, a recap on their Join Week, why it is important to have a collective of young Black professionals in the Seattle area, how to become a member and more! 

For more information on how to get involved and become a member visit their website at  

Facebook: @SeattleULYP 

Instagram: @theSULYP 

BHM Social Media Campaign 

An ULMS Black History Month Campaign that spotlighted notable Black leaders that have contributed to the growth of King County. 

Visit our Instagram and Facebook (@SeaUrbanLeague) to see which leaders we decided to showcase! 

Brand New on the Block! 

In this months Brand New on the Block with Ashley she shares with us how the Youth Design Program shared their experiences with Seattle officials.  

A recap of this live event is on our Facebook at 

To see what the students have accomplished and for more information about our Youth Web Design Program visit: 

How to with  Ru! 

This episode Ru tells us how to sign up for a SULYP Membership! 

Visit and Click on “Become a Member!” on the top right corner of the page. 

Find out how you too can become either a Standard, Student or Alumni member  


Meet our Education Director, Rob Jones 

  • Youth Web Design Program 

    • The Youth Web Design pilot’s goal was to build community wealth by developing talent among youth and increasing small business resiliency, so that both youth and small business owners can thrive.  
    • Link to Youth Web Design Program where you can find the videos produced: 


  • Get Involved! 

    • To become involved with the next cohort, reach out to us via our Contact Box at 


Civic Engagement Team, Maya Manus: Advocacy Organizer NiRae Petty: Civic Engagement Organizer 

  • 2021 Legislative Agenda Framework  

    • This piece of document shows the important issues that the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has deemed to be of high priority and importance. Find out what we policies and issues we are following at 


  • Democracy Voucher Program 

    • Public funding for local candidates to have a chance to receive vouchers from registered voters within their respective areas.  To find out how to get these Democracy Vouchers contact NiRae Petty at   
    • Contact Maya Manus at 
    • For more alerts sign up at our website text “ULMS” 528-86 and follow the to ensure a sign up! 


  • Chef Edouardo – Soul of Seattle! 
  • Restaurants owned by Chef Edouardo Jordan 
  • Soul of Seattle 
  • Brand New on the Block!  


Episode two we are wrapping up the year 2020 and gearing up for 2020! We share with you what we've been up to, What’s New on the Block, a look into how you can get involved with us even virtually, another How to with Ru and what to expect as we go into 2021! 


We promised y’all some information on things we mentioned durig the episode... so here it is! 


What's been going on at ULMS? 

  • Our CEO Michelle was honored as one of the 2020 Women of Influence by the Puget Sound Business journal! For a full list of the honorees follow this link: 
  • Day After Thanksgiving event meals were provided by C. Davis BBQ and can be found @C.DavisTexasBarbeque on Facebook 
  • BBPG Winners:  
  • Moe Vegan  
  • Seattle Chicken Express 
  • Jannah Child Care 
  • Queen Care 
  • A 4 Apple Childcare 
  • Samis Corner Store 
  • Trap Vinyasa 
  • Ta'alam Community Center 
  • The Copy Spot 

How to with Ru! - How to use WA Notify 

  • NEW! COVID-19 Exposure App  
  • Visit for more information and download the app! 
  • For iPhone users, WA Notify is accessible through your phone settings under “Exposure Notification” 

Episode 1 Birthday Giveaway Winners! 

We hosted a Birthday giveaway for the launch of Making the Movement! We have some winners and here they are! 

  • @dariuspresley  
  • @nessadeon  
  • @lexis_solana  



 The Black Voices Project 

  • Visit black-voices-project/ and sign up to be in the book club! 
  • Join our Facebook group  


Brand New to the Block 

  • Holiday Gift Giveaway Event 
  • December 21, 2020 at First AME Church from 10:30AM-4:30PM 
  • Accepting monetary donations at FAME website as well as 
  • For anyone interested or having any questions contact 
  • Pre-registration is required to receive a gift 



Welcome to Making the Movement Podcast! Join us as we step in to our 90th birthday celebration. Join us as we sit down and talk to VP of Housing, Ms. Linda Taylor and our VP of Operations Mr. Augustine Cita as they take us down memory lane and share some of their favorite moments at ULMS. 

We also discussed voter information with our Civic Engagement Coordinator, Maya Manus. With the Election around the corner, we discuss the importance of voting.  

We share a lot in our first episode, Step In To It. Here are the things we promised we would share with you all! 

90 Day Wrap Up 

VP of Housing Department with Ms. Linda Taylor 

Civic Engagement with Maya Manus 

  • Text ULMS 528-86 to stay updated with our Civic Engagement 

VP of Operations Augustine Cita

How to with Ru - Donating to ULMS

  • Texting: Text @ULMS to 520-14 
  • Check: payable to the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle | Mail to 105 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 
  • Website: | hit the donate button at the bottom of any page. 

Brand New to the Block  


  • Follow @MakeTheMovePod  
  • Tag three friends under the first post on Instagram  
  • Answer "What month, date, year was the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle founded?"- BY November 16 - Announce on the 23rd 

Ashley and Ruhama introduce themselves with a blitz version of 'Would You Rather', then briefly dive into why they decided to start the show, their goals for it and what it's like working at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle! 

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when listening to Making the Movement podcast! Make sure you follow @MaketheMovePod on IG for show updates, exclusives and more! 

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