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Urban League Signs Pact With Score Small-Business Mentors

Score San Diego and the Urban League of San Diego County say they have joined in a two-year partnership signed Jan. 31.

The two said the alliance represents a commitment between the two organizations to “develop and foster understanding, open communication and a cooperative working relationship, while advancing San Diego’s small-business community.”

Based on the agreement, Score San Diego will provide mentors for clients selected for a National Urban League business program, aid in business counseling and supply information on networking and resource materials for Urban League members.

Herndon, Va.-based Score, led locally by chapter President Monty Dickinson, is a national association of active and retired businesspeople who volunteer to share their expertise with small businesses and new startups.

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“Score is thrilled to commence its relationship with the Urban League of San Diego County and to provide mentoring for the emerging business success program,” said Dickinson.

The mission of the New York City-based Urban League is assisting black and other under-served people to achieve social and economic equality.

Ray King, president and chief executive officer of the local chapter, joined the organization in October after working for the Port of Oakland for 25 years.

“The strategic alliance between the Urban League and Score San Diego represents a shared commitment to meet the needs of the small-business community,” King said.

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