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5 PRESIDENT’S LETTER

19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES CHAIR'S REPORT

6 CELEBRATING THE ROAD TO 20

20 EASTERN REGION REPORT

8 NULYP HISTORY

22 CENTRAL REGION REPORT

10 NULYP HONORS

24 SOUTHERN REGION REPORT

11 AWARDS

26 WESTERN REGION REPORT

12 NULYP STATS / DEMOGRAPHICS

28 ADVOCACY REPORT

13 WHITNEY M. YOUNG CONFERENCE

30 COMMUNICATIONS REPORT

13 LEGISLATIVE POLICY CONFERENCE

31 LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT TRAINING REPORT

14 PRESIDENT’S REPORT 15 ADMINISTRATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS 16 NATIONAL DAY OF EMPOWERMENT 17 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE 18 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT 18 TREASURER’S REPORT 19 SECRETARY’S REPORT

31 INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY REPORT 32 PROGRAMS REPORT 34 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 35 JOIN WEEK 36 CHAPTER DIRECTORY 38 CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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Greetings YP Family,

Welcome home! As we celebrate and commemorate the 20th year of the National Urban League Young Professionals, I want all who serve and who have served the Movement to know that you will always have a home with your YP family. This year not only marks two decades for our auxiliary of the National Urban League, but this year I also close out my second term as NULYP President. In this year of many milestones, I can say that we have shifted in the right direction. My initial campaign theme in 2015 was “Shift Forward.” I set out to re-engage excitement for the Movement. The next leadership will find an organization where members throughout can find their role as Urban Leaguers who happen to be Young Professionals. I am beyond proud of our accomplishments: We have enhanced opportunities for people to be connected at our national conference through the integration of YP LEAD. We have created the One Movement Choir, our first praise team who performs at the annual conference gospel brunch that is now included in YP registration. We migrated from the executive board to the executive leadership team structure to ensure clarity and cohesion with affiliate leadership. We have the strongest ever relationship with the National Urban League Guild. Our survival as a Movement depends on this collaboration and pipeline. Our membership is more diverse than any other time in our 20-year history, and we have the most robust communications structure - special thanks to NULYP Communications Chair, Kerline Jules. We have expanded relationships and employment opportunities. And, for the first time the National Urban League Board of Trustees has adopted the NULYP program into the national program of work. Our numbers and our work are now evaluated as an integral part of the Movement. I have been fortunate to experience the Movement in ways that will have an impact for the rest of my life. I have witnessed YPs unselfishly jump to action and serve in the midst of tragedies. I have grown in my own personal and professional development, including serving as the first NULYP President to also serve as an elected official. My delegation style of management has been essential to navigating these spaces simultaneously, facilitating each team member in managing their own area. I have overcome my qualms with airplane travel, having logged many miles and visiting various cities in service to the Movement. I will always cherish meeting President Barack Obama and the YP roundtable experience with Secretary Hillary Clinton. In the passing of my mother, the amount of outreach and love and support that I experienced is just unmatched. As a leader, that meant a lot.

The mission of the National Urban League Movement is greater than one person. The work is greater than any accolades one could receive. With that, I want to formally acknowledge the 2015-2017 and the 20172019 NULYP Executive Leadership Teams. The successes achieved would not be possible without them and their dynamic leadership. I also want to thank National Urban League President Marc Morial and my fellow leaders within the Movement. I will always cherish their guidance, partnership and camaraderie. I truly appreciate the support of Herman Lessard and Sabrina Charles, NUL Senior Vice President and Director of Affiliate Services, respectively; affiliate presidents and CEOs; Guild presidents; my local chapter, the Hampton Roads Urban League Young Professionals; and my family. Let’s continue this momentum. I am leaving a position, but I am not leaving the Movement. I am an Urban Leaguer for life. Once and Urban Leaguer, always and Urban Leaguer. NULYP and the entire National Urban League Movement will always be home. Our continued service, commitment, fellowship, and sense of solidarity will always be “The Homecoming.” Yours in the Movement,

Carlos J. Clanton, President National Urban League Young Professionals

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CELEBRATING

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THE FUTURE OF

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NG 20 YEARS 2018 marks our Road to 20, a monumental year for the National Urban League representing two decades of serving in our communities. We have built off the shoulders of many. Each leadership team has brought a different sense of awareness and skills. At the national level, we have to continue to demonstrate what we want our chapters to execute. This generation requires visual communication and personal fulfillment from the organization. We engage people, and they know they have found not just another organization, but a family.

MOVEMEN T A new digital membership platform will launch in January 2019. It will include features such as tracking for volunteer hours, organizational data management, engagement and communication tools. We are looking forward to using this platform to continue to tell our story.

We must all continue to Be the Movement. The Road to 20 is more than just a number. It is a path we must continue to pave as a vital and integral part of what we do as Urban Leaguers.

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NULYP HISTORY

IN THE 1980s and 1990s, several Urban League affiliates recognized the need to prepare a new generation of young leaders to take the mantle of leadership of the Civil Rights Movement. Young African American men and women in their 20s and 30s were invited to participate in and take an active leadership role in their local affiliate Urban League programs and activities. These new professional auxiliary groups began to operate as programs of affiliates in: • DETROIT, MI: The Blue Monday Network • CHICAGO, IL: The Metropolitan Board • PHILADELPHIA, PA: Philadelphia Urban League Young Professionals • WASHINGTON, DC: The Thursday Network These auxiliary groups actively supported the Urban League movement by educating other young professionals about the movement recruiting new members, furnishing young volunteers, sponsoring educational initiatives like youth mentoring and tutoring programs, coordinating fund-raisers for scholarships and for the financial support of the affiliate, and delivering personal and professional development and networking opportunities to young professionals in their local communities. As these auxiliaries began to grow, the Affiliate leadership took note of their success and began to ponder the power of a national movement of young professionals across the country. Simultaneously, Hugh Price, then President and CEO of the National Urban League, realized the need to make this potential national movement into a reality. He held a historic “Young Professionals Dialog Session” with over 200 young professionals in the New York area in April of 1998. This dialog session, in addition to a white paper submitted by Marcus Mitchell, ignited the spark that led to the formation of a working group, tasked with establishing the framework and foundation for the National Urban League Young Professionals.

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Under the direction of Annelle Lewis, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Development and Programs, the working group again convened in New York in September of 1998. Led by Marcus Mitchell (Philadelphia, PA), the working group consisted of: • B. Michael Young (Washington, DC) • Brian Anderson (Boston, MA) • Chontell Macon (Providence, RI) • Felecia Carrington (Houston, TX) • Jennifer Braxton (Philadelphia, PA) • Karla Ballard (Wilmington, DE) • Kevin Hooks (Los Angeles, CA) • Kim Beason (Milwaukee, WI) • Melinda Emerson (Philadelphia, PA) • Rhonda Utley-Herring (Trenton, NJ) • Shawn Barney (New Orleans, LA) • Toi Anderson-Bennett (New York, NY) • Tyra Metoyer (Houston, TX) • Vernice Black (Philadelphia, PA) They met on several occasions throughout the year to develop the foundation and structure of the implementation of the organization. The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) was unveiled at the 1999 National Urban League Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Marcus Mitchell assumed the role President and under his leadership the organization began to define itself and to carve out its role in the National Urban League movement. The leadership team met regularly to refine the structure of the organization as well as to develop its first draft of by-laws. Soon thereafter a special election was held to fill the open positions on the newly established NULYP executive board.


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NULYP was truly a training ground. It was a space where I could learn, grow, teach, fail, deliver, inspire and be inspired all while doing important and valuable work for the community and the NUL movement. - Cassye D. Cook Provost, Past National President

NULYP gives me a look into the future of our community. I get more excited because YP’s represent now, not “if.” True Impact! - Karla Ballard Williams, Past National President

Through volunteering with the Urban League, I found my voice. My voice lay just under the surface of my attempts to fit into the mold of other historic and contemporary civil rights leaders. My voice resonated with my unique journey, story and perspective. And when my voice replaced my attempts to be some leader outside of me, it resonated powerfully. - Brandi Richard Thompson, Past National President

I am so proud to see how the organization has grown and thrived over the years, and am especially pleased to know that so many YP members have gone on to join affiliates as staff members, board members, and even CEOs! Thinking back to all of the meetings, calls, discussions, blood, sweat, and tears that went into the establishment of the organization, it’s a blessing to see NULYP reach its 20th year. And, I know that it is in good hands and will continue to engage young professionals in the movement and make a direct and lasting impact in local communities across the country. - B. Michael Young, Past National President

The NULYP movement means that a collective effort of young people, focusing on social and economic change through the efforts of our talents and voices is a reality that sustains the ongoing relevancy and contributions of the civil rights struggles-past, present, and future. - Barton J. Taylor, Past National President

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NULYP FOUNDERS HUGH B. PRICE Past National Urban League CEO ANNELLE LEWIS National Urban League KEVIN HOOKS CEO, Las Vegas Urban League PAST PRESIDENTS OF NULYP MARCUS MITCHELL President (1999-2000) Our Foundation KARLA BALLARD President (2000-2002) Continuity of Leadership & Development RYAN MYERS President (2002-2003) Growth & Expansion B. MICHAEL YOUNG President (2003-2005) Standards & Service NOLAN V. ROLLINS President (2005-2007) Increased Partnerships & Training CASSYE D. COOK President (2007-2009) Seizing Opportunities for Progress BARTON J. TAYLOR President (2009-2011) Strategy, Alignment & Innovation BRANDI R. RICHARD President (2011-2015) Development, Branding & Strategy

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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS /// 2019 ANNUAL REPORT /// THE HOMECOMING 10

NULYP HONORS Quentin James

Collective Black Excellence Washington, DC

LaTricea D. Adams

Enviromental Justice Maven Memphis, TN

Stefanie Brown James

Collective Black Excellence Washington, DC

Gary Brackett

Football, Foundation, & Food Enthusiast Carmel, IN

David Johns

Advocate & Educator New York, NY

Jay Jones

VA Young Professional Delegate Norfok, Virginia

Michelle Mbekeani

Policy, Philanthropy, and Pageant Queen Chicago, Illinois

Jewell Jones

Young Elected Soldier Inkster, Michigan

Honors

National Urban League Young Professionals

Heroes in the M ovemen t

POWERED BY

Dr. LeKeisha Terrell

Physician For Our Future Arlington, VA

Candice Quarles

Paid Parental Leave Advocate Dallas, Texas

2018 CHAPTER AWARDS National Chapter of Excellence

Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP)-Southern Region

Central Region Chapter of Excellence

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Eastern Region Chapter of Excellence

Greater Washington Urban League Thursday Network

Southern Region Chapter of Excellence

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Western Region Chapter of Excellence

Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals

Affiliate Service

New York Urban League Young Professionals-Eastern Region

Rookie Chapter of the Year

Urban League of Bergen County Young Professionals-Eastern Region

National Day of Empowerment Award

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals-Southern Region

Robert Ingram National Day of Service Award

Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals-Western Region

Member of the Year-Central Region

Habiba K. Bankston - Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Member of the Year-Eastern Region

Melissa Gomes - Greater Washington Urban League Thursday Network

Member of the Year-Southern Region

Bemnet Meshesha - Dallas Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Member of the Year-Western Region

Brandon Carter - Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals

2019 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS Central Region

Akron Urban League Young Professionals

Hanne-Lore Gambrell

Distinguished

Central Region

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Nick Bankston

Select Distinguished

Central Region

Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals

Melissa Herriges

Distinguished

Central Region

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Mario Cannon

Distinguished

Central Region

The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Adrianne Slash

President’s Distinguished

Eastern Region

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Kendra Brim

President’s Distinguished

Eastern Region

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Danielle Craig

Distinguished

Eastern Region

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Shalima L. McCants

Distinguished

Eastern Region

Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals

Janice Castle

President’s Distinguished

Eastern Region

Urban League of Union County Young Professionals

Crystal Orr

Distinguished

Eastern Region

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Shenay Jeffrey

Distinguished

Eastern Region

Greater Washington Urban League Thursday Network

Kristin Shymoniak

President’s Distinguished

Southern Region

Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Deion Dorsett

Distinguished

Southern Region

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Herbert Smith

President’s Distinguished

Southern Region

Memphis Urban League Young Professionals

Joshua Perkins

Distinguished

Southern Region

Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Toby Young

Distinguished

Southern Region

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Shalondan Hollingshed

President’s Distinguished


DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARDS SOUTHERN REGION

EASTERN REGION

CENTRAL REGION

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Kala Garner

Select Distinguished

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

Tiffany Henry

President’s Distinguished

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Mark Overall

Select Distinguished

Lexington Urban League Young Professionals

April Prather

Distinguished

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

Michelle Brown

Select Distinguished

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Jasmine Fluker

Distinguished

Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Kimberly McNeil

President’s Distinguished

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

Fiesha Bell

Select Distinguished

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Kent Olden

Distinguished

Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Shanieka Franks

Select Distinguished

MetroBoard

Kevin Itima

Select Distinguished

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Kali Dickinson

Distinguished

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Bemnet Meshesha

Select Distinguished

Distinguished

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Desmund Rudd

Distinguished

Jerome Alexander

President’s Distinguished

MetroBoard

Natalie Richards

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Sean Reed

Select Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Niyah Walters

Select Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Courtney Cross-Johnson

Select Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

AnnaLisa Bagiuo

Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

LaTeri McFadden

Select Distinguished

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Tra Talley

Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Habiba Bankston

Select Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Charles Jackson

Distinguished

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Reuben Lael-Griffin

President’s Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Greg Glasser

Select Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Stephanie Jerger

Select Distinguished

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Stacey Brown

Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Wainie Youn

Distinguished

Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals

Bianca Avery

Select Distinguished

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Dyce Stacey

Distinguished

Memphis Urban League Young Professionals

Erica Williams

Select Distinguished

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Wenona Sutton

Select Distinguished

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Tamika Mitchem

Select Distinguished

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Cimone Philpotts

Select Distinguished

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Demetrius Taylor

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Shani Abrahams

Select Distinguished

Jarrell Brandon

Select Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Curriecia Gamble

Select Distinguished

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Kyle Brown

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Angelica Hardee

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Michael Barclift

Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Chantel Buchanan

Distinguished

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Reshawn Fields

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Jessica Clark

Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Melissa Lee

Select Distinguished

Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Brenda Morrison

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Eunice McCoy

President’s Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Ashley Winston

President’s Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Channell Mellish

Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Brittany Marshall

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Kent J. Mills

Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Christie Sithiphone

Distinquished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Evelyn Owhor

Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Korri Jones

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Damond Stubbs

Select Distinguished

Jemar Ward

Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Mary Daniels

Distinquished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Megan Bens

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Caron Washington

Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Michael Twum

Select Distinguished

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Tashaka Wynter

Select Distinguished

Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Sharnyce Epps

Distinquished

NExt Philadelphia

Jason Mitchell

Distinguished

Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Andrea Auguster

Distinguished

Urban League of Union County Young Professionals

Shirelle Outley

Distinguised

Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Deborah Anderson

President’s Distinguished

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Lolitta Kirby

President’s Distinguished

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Krystle Davis

Select Distinguished

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Lauren Jackson

Select Distinguished

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Adaneka Witter

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Kayla King Scott

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Adia Effiong

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Kurstin Rae

Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Candice Robinson

Select Distinguished

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Shenay Jeffrey

Select Distinguished

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NULYP STATS VOLUNTEERISM

VOLUNTEERISM 251,675

233,279.15 Volunteer Hours Given to Affiliates (2017)

Volunteer Hours Given to Affiliates (2019)

$5,947,080

$5,631,358.60

DOCTORAL DEGREE

AGES:

25-30

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHAPTERS CHAPTERS

15%

2%

52%

BACHELORS DEGREE

MEMBERSHIP

36% 30% 19%

37% MALE

31-35 36-40

ETHNICITY: 3%

36% 30% 19%

4%

Hispanic

Caucasian

2%

Asian

NATIONAL UR 2017 ANNUAL

15%

3%

4%

Hispanic

Caucasian

91%

GENDER: 63% FEMALE

AGES:

21-25

ETHNICITY: 2%

Asian

43%

MASTERS DEGREE

FUND DEVELOPMENT

12

3%

ASSOCIATES DEGREE

25-30

36-40

DEMOGRAPHICS

DOCTORAL DEGREE

MEMBERSHIP

31-35

21-25

EDUCATION LEVEL:

Active NULYP Chapters

2016 - $1,025,500 2015 - $409,215.42 2014 - $389,982.00 2013 - $330,127.00 2012 - $382,090.00 2011 - $137,617.00 2010 - $113,617.00

52%

DEMOGRAPHICS

Dollars Given to Affiliate by Chapters (2019) Dollars Given to Affiliates by Chapters (2017)

$1,075,500 Dollars Raised (2017)

43%

BACHELORS DEGREE

$603,018 $801,088.55

Membership in Chapters (2017) Membership in Chapters (2019)

2%

MASTERS DEGREE

PHILANTHROPY

7,720 8,429

3%

ASSOCIATES DEGREE

PHILANTHROPY

64 64

DEMOGRAPHIC

EDUCATION LEVEL:

Each of our 8,429 NULYP Members is encouraged to serve 100 hours directly to their local Urban League Affiliate. Based on a $23.63 average per hour [Points of Light Foundation Volunteer of ourYP 7,720 Members Value],Each the individual memberNULYP is contributing $706 in served value directly Affiliates. to their233,279.15 affiliate. These hours service hours reflecttodirect savings toBased onAffiliate a $24.14 average per hour, these service the local Movement. hours reflect a direct savings to the Local Affiliate Movement.

African American

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

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Each year, the National Urban League hosts a Legislative Policy Conference (LPC) in Washington, D.C., and this year marked it’s 16th year in session. LPC is an occasion for Urban League CEOs, Board of Directors, Young Professionals and Guild members, representing over 300 communities, to receive policy updates and to meet with their Congressional Members and/or staff. Over 350 attendees convened for three days of inspirational seminars, meetings, and advocacy work on the Urban League policy priorities.

LPC 2019 featured three specially designed Tracks to meet the needs of all members of the Movement. The CEO Track allowed affiliate Presidents/CEOs to share local experiences, best practices and to prepare for the upcoming 2019 Congressional session. The Policy and Advocacy Track offered an opportunity for Young Professionals, Guild Members, Affiliate Board Members and community organization partners to hear from the National Urban League staff, experts and leaders from across the nation on the issues of policy and advocacy. Finally, the Small Business Track designed for the directors of the Entrepreneurship Centers and Workforce Development Centers of the NUL affiliate

WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. CONFERENCE

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. CENTER FOR URBAN LEADERSHIP Hosted by the National Urban League in the fall, the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Urban Leadership Conference fosters positive social & economic change through effective Urban Leadership development. The conference provides an opportunity for non-profit professionals to learn, develop, share and grow with a mission to cultivate and enhance the leadership capabilities of individuals and organizations that serve urban communities. The conference provides worldclass learning and development opportunities that help in growing the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit leaders and their staff. Our role is to convene and link those entities to practical leadersh ip development tools and resources to help them address capacity issues and various leadership challenges.

Movement to focus on the issues and challenges facing African American businesses and workforce. Featured track topics were the State of Black America: Race, Lies and Voter Suppression, We Count-The 2020 Census and Why it Matters to Communities of Color, Next Steps in Criminal Justice Reform, and a special featured track for YP’s hosted by Thursday Network and National Urban League Young Professionals called the NULYP Road to 20— Looking Back, Moving Forward panel, which featured an interactive discussion with past & current YP leadership telling their stories and sharing insight for the next group of YP leaders. The Urban League Movement is a “DO” Tank!

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Over the last year, I have focused on continuing our support of local affiliates and chapters while expanding the reach and deepening our impact.

AROUND THE MOVEMENT 2018-2019 • TX YP Weekend, Houston, TX, June 8-10, 2018 • NUL Board of Trustees “John Mack Homegoing Celebration” Los Angeles, CA, July 9-10, 2018 • NAACP National Conference, Speaker, San Antonio, TX, July 16-17, 2018 • NUL Youth Leadership Summit, Columbus, OH, July 20-22, 2018 • YP LEAD Summit, Columbus, OH, July 29 – August 5, 2018 • CBC, September 12-15, 2017, Washington, DC • Las Vegas Chapter Visit, Las Vegas, NV, September 26 – 30, 2018 • NULYP Leadership Retreat, New York, NY, October 10-12, 2018 • Akron YP Chapter Visit, Akron, OH, October 16-17, 2018 • Next Philadelphia GOTV Rally and Canvassing, October 20, 2018 • ESSA Education Convening, Speaker, New Orleans, LA, October 28-31, 2018 • WMY Leadership Conference, LEADERSHAPE, New Orleans, LA November 1-4, 2018 • UL Board of Trustees Meeting, November 14, 2018, New York, NY • Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, November 14, 2018, New York, NY • The Exchange “New Year Eve” Celebration, December 31, 2018, Indianapolis, IN • NSBA Conference, March 27-April 1, 2019, Philadelphia, PA • UL Board of Trustees Meeting, April 3-4, 2019, New York, NY • bEAST Con, April 5-7, Philadelphia, PA • Site Visit Indianapolis, April 9-10, 2019, Indianapolis, IN • Legislative Police Conference & State of Black America, May 6-8, 2019, Washington, DC


My FOCUS since 2015 has been “To provide leadership, vision, support and best practices that can be shared amongst all local chapters to aid in their individual growth, development and overall success.” Some of What WE accomplished:

• A team of impactful community leaders for the National Urban League and its affiliates • A mission-focused and goal-driven environment that cultivates a sense of synergy, sustainability, and professionalism • A brand that clearly defines who we are and attracts young professionals, leveraging sponsors to the National Urban League • An ever-evolving, vibrant national talent pool exemplifying the “New Talented 10th” • A demographic that’s cohesive and connected as one within the National Urban League movement • Significant work has is being completed towards the development of the NEW NULYP Membership Database platform • Created a more inclusive culture and served as a leader who Is always ready and willing to hear and address the needs of members to form a more vibrant and active association Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Respectfully Submitted,

Carlos J. Clanton President, NULYP

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NATIONAL DAY OF EMPOWERMENT ABOUT NATIONAL DAY OF EMPOWERMENT

National Day of Empowerment (NDOE) was created to provide the two volunteer auxiliaries of National Urban League, National Urban League Young Professionals and the National Urban League Council of Guild, a platform to partner. For the past few years the theme has focused on economic empowerment. Chapters throughout the country are charged with hosting events focused on the following: • Creating intentional space and opportunity to empower and support aspiring and thriving black & minority entrepreneurs and businesses. • Financial education to empower young professionals and the community at large NATIONAL DAY OF EMPOWERMENT REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

NDOE BY THE NUMBERS

43 CHAPTERS PARTICIPATED 1000+ PARTICIPATED IN NDOE EVENTS

$25,192 RAISED IN FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND DONATIONS 84 PARTNER COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WERE ENGAGED

CENTRAL REGION Urban League of Greater Madision Young Professionals hosted a National Day of Service Event focused financial empowerment. Some of the topics included tips for managing money, managing debt, how to read credit reports, various types of investment and saving options. EASTERN REGION Thursday Network hosted an entrepreneurship expo where Black and minority owned vendors could demo, display, and promote their products and services. The goal was to promote economic empowerment and provide a forum for entrepreneurs to engage with each other and the community.

SOUTHERN REGION Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County hosted the Minority Business Expo for National Day of Empowerment. During the expo a panel of experts in marketing, public relations, finance and banking shared tips on how to start a business to those thinking about starting a business. Local business also participated by selling their products and services. WESTERN REGION Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals partnered with PHX Cash Mob & Archwood Exchange to conduct the chapters first (and first of its kind) Cash Mob Crawl. The aim was to drive patrons towards multiple black-owned businesses throughout the day, and be intentional about circulating the black-dollar within our community. They were able to raise both revenue and awareness for the establishments, having residual effects. In total their activities provided support to seven black-owned businesses in the greater Phoenix area.

SECURING THE BAG: BUILDING BLACK WEALTH SEMINAR WITH J. ALEXANDER MARTIN, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF FUBU National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) chapters partnered with LC3 Media and J. Alexander Martin, vice president & creative director & co-founder of FUBU, founder and CEO of FUBU Television Network and co-author of Money Makes Me Crazy, to host seminars focused on financial management and entrepreneurship. Over 250 people participated in events hosted in the four cities and during a virtual town hall forum hosted with members from the National Council of Urban League Guilds. The following chapters hosted events: • Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League, Central Region • New York Urban League Young Professionals, Eastern Region • Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals and Urban League of Greater Atlanta Guild, Southern Region • Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals and Los Angeles Urban League Guild, Western Region


NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) chapters nationwide celebrate service by joining together to promote comprehensive STEAM educational opportunities and mentoring each Spring. Chapters generate excitement and awareness by planning activities that expose black and minority communities, particularly youth, to fields they are underrepresented in. Chapters partner with STEAM, STEM, arts and mentoring organizations. This years theme for National Day of Service (NDOS) was Inspiring the Future Through STEAM. This year we partnered with GM to provide volunteers in select cities. Events were hosted on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS CENTRAL REGION Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio hosted a teen tech summit. During the summit, they hosted a variety of workshops including 3D Printing, Coding, Graphic Design and introduction to the Gig economy. Students also participated in an App Pitch Competition. EASTERN REGION Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh teamed up with the Pittsburgh Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Coraopolis Youth Creations to host a Hover and Glide event for students age 10 and up. Students were able to make their own hovercrafts out of CDs, bottle tops and balloons. SOUTHERN REGION Memphis Urban League Young Professionals partnered with Advantage 1 Technology to host hands-on Computer Engineering sessions for Elementary Students at Leadership Preparatory Charter School. The students spent the day working with local Computer and Electrical Engineers from prominent local industries to learn how computers work. Students were able to disassemble and reassemble computers while learning how memory, hard drives and electricity work together to form a computer.

WESTERN REGION Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Young Professionals hosted a “learning how to code” and “business in tech” workshop for kids between the ages of 8 - 15. They talked to kids about what coding is, what programs they can use to create their own websites/games and what’s a typical day like for a Geo Engineer. Additionally, they had a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the National Association of Black Accounts (NABA) come to talk to the kids about why math is important in the world of business and personal finance.

NDOS BY THE NUMBERS

34 CHAPTERS PARTICIPATED 1167 YOUTH AND CHILDREN PARTICIPATED 638 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED $48,016 RAISED IN FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND DONATIONS 104 BUSINESS & PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS CHARIS A. GOFF EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage NULYP’s annual Program of Work - coordinating initiatives, programs and collaborative efforts of the Chairs & Committees of the national Executive LEADERSHIP TEAM • Lead NULYP’s internal operations - establishing and maintaining organizational procedures to support strategic plan priorities and Executive Leadership Team operations • Serve as Interim President in the event of a vacancy of the office of the President HIGHLIGHTS: • Managed body of work for Committee Chair initiatives and projects in the areas of programs, recognition, advocacy, membership, leadership training & development, communications, and IT • Assumed duties of the President at his request • Supported Regional Vice President communications and touch base meetings • Hosted Chapter Vice President informational discussions and best practices sessions • Supported sponsorship conversations between NUL, NULYP and corporate partners • Led NULYP Road to 20 tour activations and support chapter execution • Served on NULYP conference and 20th Anniversary planning teams • Conducted virtual chapter best practices, team management, and succession planning training • Provided weekly review support to the Communications team • Developed Internal Communications Guide to provide protocols and procedures for the management of ELT operations • Represented NULYP at select chapter events, conferences and trainings, including the Western and Eastern Region Conferences

CHAD ROBERSON TREASURER

Financial Health as of May 31st, 2019 Internal Account: $9,500 External Account: $13,229 Chapter Dues collected as of May 31, 2019 $18,423 from 53 chapters (57 last year) RESPONSIBILITIES: • Maintain a system that all monies and other valuables are deposited in the name and to the credit of NULYP • Facilitates budgeting of organization and committee activities • Maintains financial records, files and papers • Report financial condition to NULYP • Notify chapters of the membership status and bill chapters accordance to the NULYP Bylaws FUND DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: • Oversees all fundraising activities in conjunction with NULYP President and NUL • Collaborate with the YP Presidents and Affiliate to organize and develop strategic fundraising goals and objectives • Implement key fundraising tactics and focus on relationship management to increase the number of strategic partners HIGHLIGHTS: • Treasurer Cooperative Meeting/Roundtable; Topics: (Financial Practices, Budgeting, Fund Development, Affiliate Relations • $18,423 collected in chapter dues ($18,925 last year) • 53 active chapter (57 last year) • Created a standard budget template for each chapter • Incorporated new fund development initiatives into WMY Training • Assisted chapters will local fundraising initiatives to increase revenues and build strategic local partners • Completed initial meeting with NUL/affiliate services around Phase 1 of NULYP financial sustainability plan (Dues Structure) • Completed the draft outline plan per NUL’s request to create a database of NULYP’s who are business owners and entrepreneurs are, etc. Ultimately, NUL would like the opportunity to leverage “in-house” resources and recommendations whenever possible • Strategic Partners of NULYP (New Revenue Generated ) • Fundraising: 1st-year NULYP was granted permission to fundraise separately • Re-established a new partnership with MillerCoors - $15,000 • Structured a new partnership with Altria - $20,000 • Re-established a new partnership with General Motors $35,000 Structured a new long-term agreement with Wal-Mart


RESPONSIBILITIES: • Take and disseminate minutes of all meetings of the Members, the Council of Presidents and the Executive Leadership Team • Be responsible for timely delivery of all notices of meetings of the Executive Leadership Team, the Council of Presidents and the members • Perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and other duties as may be required by the Bylaws, or, which may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Board HIGHLIGHTS: • Recorded and maintained records for NULYP Council of Presidents and Executive Leadership Team calls • Disseminated minutes of meetings to Council of Presidents members and Executive Leadership Team • Created and maintained NULYP Google calendar • Facilitated Secretary training session highlighting the key responsibilities for chapter secretaries, and review of the secretary leadership handbook • Updated and distributed Secretary Leadership Handbook which serves as a guide for NULYP chapter secretaries. • Updated NULYP active chapter list • Supported Executive Leadership in scheduling of meetings and dissemination of information to Council of Presidents • Provided support to YP membership at National Urban League Annual Conference, Whitney M. Young Leadership Conference and the Legislative Policy Conference

RESPONSIBILITIES: The P&P Chair shall oversee the P&P Committee and shall interpret the NULYP Bylaws at any meeting of the Executive Leadership Team, Council of Presidents or members, serve as a resource on proper parliamentary procedure at any meeting of the ELT, Council of Presidents or members, serve as a resource to ULYP Chapters in developing bylaws and other policies and procedures for the governance of ULYP Chapters. The P&P Chair shall also govern and preside over the General Elections and the Regional Elections, the removal of an Officer and the removal of an ELT member. HIGHLIGHTS: • Created Policies & Procedures presentation for parliamentarians and P&P chairs • Conducted training for Policies & Procedures for over 50 NULYP chapter leaders • Advised over 10 chapters on a case-by-case basis for elections protocol, chapter conflict, and ELT best practices • Created a draft proposal for NULYP Governance Handbook

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JAMIL CREWS EASTERN REGION VICE PRESIDENT CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS:

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• Doubled affiliate service hours compared to last year. • Procured a $30k donation of gym equipment for the city of Hackensack’s new recreational center.

BUFFALO

• Increased overall chapter membership by 32% completing with an overall total of 78 members, the most since the inception of BULYPNY • BULYPNY worked to expand the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Black Restaurant Week. What started off as a weekend with 5 restaurants, grew into a full week with 12 restaurants participating. Publicity coverage was from, WGRZ, Channel 2, WIVB, Channel 4, WKBW Channel 7, and Buffalo Spectrum News. • Buffalo completed all advocacy and Bounce-back initiatives in 2018-2019. We focused on the Buffalo School Board Elections, held Meet the Candidates forums and held several community forums with our School Board President, Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold.

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

• Full YP University programming in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministries in Roxbury, MA. 10-20 high school students in attendance per biweekly sessions. • Our affiliate turned 100 this year and we have supported all Centennial activities year to date. • Donated 150 bags of clothes/toiletry items to the homeless in the Boston area during Join Week.

ESSEX COUNTY

• Urban League of Essex County Centennial Gala is the largest fundraising event that the affiliate hosts annually. The YPs contributed time and talent through participation in the following committees-gala,awards and host; YPs also were event volunteers and runners for the evening, all without losing a heel! The Centennial Gala raised over $300k! • ULEC directors/program managers, ULEC young professionals, Rutgers volunteers, Jersey Cares volunteers, community residents, and other stakeholder organizations/institutions were in the Fairmount community canvassing to engage residents. Volunteers educated residents on ULEC programs and services, and YPs collected a list of names to add to the Urban League’s database. 24 Volunteers and over 100 homes visited!

GREATER BALTIMORE

• Hosted Whitney M. Young Gala Honoring our YP Rising Star: Stephanie Jerger. Each year the Greater Baltimore Urban League hosts its annual Whitney M. Young Gala to commemorate the leadership of the event’s namesake while also honoring community leaders in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Additionally, the event has become a staple for providing an opportunity for each of the auxiliaries to nominate and award a member that has showcased significant contributions to the Urban League mission. • In lieu of inclement weather during Join Week, GBLA’s ELT all took time to join a virtual introduction to the basics of GBLA via Instagram live. President Alexander served as the primary moderator selectively adding each member of the team to join the live chat and explaining their roles and giving viewers an opportunity to connect with their personalities. • The Greater Baltimore Leadership Association (GBLA) partnered with Tesla of Owings Mills and the Baltimore chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to host a stimulating S.T.E.A.M. based, educational experience for National Day of Service.

HAMPTON ROADS

• National Day of Empowerment was held in partnership with the Urban League Guild of Hampton Roads. This event provided access to the public on “Securing Black Wealth: Securing Generation Prosperity.” Over 65 people were in attendance. • Annual YP Day on The Hill was held in collaboration with the Greater Richmond Young Professionals and Urban League of Hampton Roads Guild. The Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals alongside our sister chapter, Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals, was recognized by State Senator Maime Locke (Hampton) in the Senate of Virginia. • Each year our chapter concludes its yearly impact with our Annual Holiday Toy drive. This drive welcomes deserving families into a space where they are served dinner, and all their children are given gifts for the holiday season. This is made possible by our partnerships with Cheesecake Factory of Virginia Beach, Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Virginia Beach Human Services and other community partners.

HARTFORD

HUDSON COUNTY

• Passport to Success:This event was founded to serve all 8th graders, high school and college-aged students. Students had the opportunity to interview professionals from unique career paths such as fashion, law, technology, medicine, property management, media, music, art, politics and more. • Brunch With a Purpose:The community joined members of the Urban League of Hudson County Young Professionals chapter for a free brunch at NJCU and had the chance to connect, be inspired and create a work of art that represents who you are and how to live your best life.

NEW YORK

• 5 Borough Day of Service (5BDOS): A premier service project that allows members who live throughout NYC to join forces with various community partners in all 5 boroughs on the same day. This year’s focus was on seniors to put forth effort in bridging the generational gap between the younger generation and our seniors. 85 seniors, 42 YP members, and 11 YP supporters were impacted by this service opportunity. • The New York Urban League’s annual HBCU fair in partnership with the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair and New York Urban League Young Professionals attracted over 4500 New York City and out-of-state high school students and their parents. This event allowed 49 YP members and 11 non-members to serve by conducting 432 volunteer hours. • The New York Urban Young Professional (NYULYP) S.T.E.A.M Conference composed of one full day of activities, where middle and high school students are exposed to careers under the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture, and Mathematics umbrella. There were 56 (40 members, 16 non-members) volunteers and one NYUL representative (NYUL President and CEO) in attendance.

NExT PHILADEPHIA

• Philanthropy & Professional Development: NExT hosted #bEastCon Leadership Conference, the first-ever regional conference and summit to empower millennials and young professionals to find their voice and impact in the philanthropy sector. Over 150 young professionals from across the region attended. Other notable events were the #PHLGradWeek and Black360: Achieving Authentic Career Advancement. • NExT was on the front line of every advocacy opportunity, including NULYP: The Bounce Back, Inaugural Certificate in Advocacy, #EnoughIsEnoughVote and Legislative Policy Conference. • NExT supported the affiliate by participating in other advocacy measures, donating 1500 coats to children, supporting the scholarship program, and participated in How to Buy Our Block Homeownership.

THURSDAY NETWORK

• Hosted 19th Annual MLK Blanket & Toiletries Drive, had 500 attendees. • Hosted Folding Chair Series: Representative Ayanna Pressely had 162 attendees. • Hosted Soiree Noir: A Masquerade Affair had 370 attendees.

UNION COUNTY

• Hosted the 6th Annual YP Honors: A signature event and fundraiser to honor other young professionals in our community. This year, 11 young professionals were honored including the First woman/African American woman of the Elizabeth Fire Department. • For the last two years, Union County YP’s has taken the clothing that was donated at the annual business clothing drive and hosted the 2nd annual Free Pop Up Shop to allow people who are apart of the affiliate’s reconnection program to get dressed for success. This year we were able to create a true shopping experience by utilizing a larger space, having more clothing options and creating dressing rooms. • Hosted Ask an Engineer Family STEAM Fair: This year for NDOS we partnered with the Elizabeth Board of Education to host a STEM fair for students and their families. ULUCYP partnered with the Elizabeth Public Schools district to host a fair at one of the local schools.

WILMINGTON

• 2018 Kent County Unsung Hero Awards: On September 29, 2018 we held our Annual Kent County Unsung Hero Awards ceremony, spotlighting and recognizing members of the Kent County community who go above and beyond, dedicating time and effort into making a positive impact in their communities. • Join Week 2019 was a great moment in our chapter. Not only did we engage the community with impactful and entertaining event, we gained 28 new members. Our Join Week kicked-off with a Member Appreciation Luncheon and a New Member Orientation followed by a day of Affiliate Appreciation on our social media outlets. • Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals held our Economic Empowerment Conference in March 2019. Organized by our Economic Empowerment Committee Chair Dominique Truitt, this FREE Community Event gave participants access to priceless empowerment and tools on Business Branding, Homeownership, Credit Repair, and personal economic development.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

• Partnered with 9 community organizations to host 30+ local, state, and congressional candidates and 200+ attendees at the Annual Political Forum • Served 200+ meals to homeless individuals living in an Alexandria homeless shelter • ELT members started businesses and nonprofits and were elected to local office.

RICHMOND

• Hosted 2018 NDOE: Building Black Wealth Conference & Workshop. The inaugural conference focused on real estate and entrepreneurship with 40+ attendees from the Richmond region. • 2019 Virginia NULYP Day on the Hill: All the Virginia NULYP chapters came together to meet with Regional General Assembly delegations to include meeting with Virginia Governor Northam and cabinet members • 2019 NDOS STEAM Career Expo: Partnered with Higher Achievement to expose over 50+ middle schools to STEAM careers with workshops and activities

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

• Hosted Chapter Relaunch, Launch Party “The Blackout” held November 23, 2018. • Hosted Enough is Enough Vote! - Get Out the Vote Rally at New Haven City Hall. • Hosted a cocktail reception at Morgan Stanley, April 29, 2019.

• Hosted a back to school event in August 2018 distributing 590 backpacks filled with school supplies to the community. • Hosted a Holiday Toy Drive in December 2018 distributing over 2000 toys to the community • Hosted a NDOS STEAM Career Expo in April 2019, had approximately 300 students in attendance.

YP REFLECTION The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) will always have a special place in my heart. Most importantly, this organization allowed my husband to find me. From a professional perspective, this organization taught me how to be a leader. It taught me how to engage diverse populations. This work ignited my love for fundraising and friendraising. I will always credit the Urban League for equipping me with the tools and skills necessary to lead regardless of my environment. I’m excited to celebrate 20 years of a movement that has birthed so many amazing alumni, who truly care about the future of our black and brown communities across the country. - Marisa Williams, Past Eastern Region Vice President


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YEARS IN THE MOVEMENT

Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (NOVA)

Beverly Backus

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Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (NOVA)

Garrett James

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Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Jamil Crews

7

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Jerome Alexander

10

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Charquis Meadows

5

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Charles Jackson

8

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Stephanie Jerger

8

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Ava Roberts

8

Greater Baltimore Leadership Association

Wainie Youn

9

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Leonard Young

9

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Cimone Philpotts

7

Metropolitian Wilimington Urban League Young Professionals

Elyse Barnes

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Olubunmi Awofeso

7

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Erika Beckles

7.5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Tammi Butler

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Michael Coleman

6

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Jeffrey Forbes

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Trevena Goulbourne

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Althea Kitchens

6

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Beatrice Lors-Rousseau

6

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Dara Marsh

11

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Shalima L. McCants

7.5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Ian McKay

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Dominique Miller

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Kent Mills

8

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Jamar Morris

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Chadwick Roberson

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New York Urban League Young Professionals

Abraham Robinson

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Ebony Smalls

5

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YEARS IN THE MOVEMENT

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Kenya Townsend

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New York Urban League Young Professionals

Jemar Ward

13

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Caron Washington

5

New York Urban League Young Professionals

Cheavonne Willis

5

Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals

Janice Castle

6

Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals

Greg Bennett

5

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Porché Hardy

5

Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals

Natasha Dyer

5

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Allyce Pinchback

10

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Les Scales

8

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Shenay Jeffrey

5

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Lauren Wallace

9

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

Jhason Dixon

5

Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh

NaTasha Hubbard

5

Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Kim Amisial

6

Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Kristen Halbert

3

Thursday ThursdayNetwork Network

Shawn Ruffing

11

Thursday Network

Charis Goff

9

Thursday Network

Kendra Oates

9

Thursday Network

Tamaria Kelly

9

Thursday Network

Wainie Youn

9

Thursday Network

Latricea Adams

8

Thursday Network

Amos Kulumba

8

Thursday Network

Terrence James

7

Thursday Network

Elliot Johnson

7

Thursday Network

Sylvester Ezeani

7

Thursday Network

Maurice Bland

5

Thursday Network

James Jeter

5

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CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS AKRON URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Hosted a community baby shower in October 2018. We raised over $4000 worth of gifts for 37 expecting mothers. • Gave all of the participants of our Affiliates STEAM Academy and Junior league holiday gifts and a holiday party • Held five events during Join Week and gained over 10 new members

URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF ST. LOUIS • Hosted Nascar Block Party: An evening of networking • Held State of Black St. Louis County Edition

COLUMBUS URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Join Week was one of the best yet, with an overall attendance of 500 people. We hosted 4 events and recruited 66 new members and 24 membership renewals. Also, our community service project #LunchBag where we made over 150 bagged lunches to pass out was featured on NBC 4 in Columbus. • CULYP holds Black Restaurant Week in June and November, this signature initiative successfully empowered the community at large about the importance of circulating their dollar in black-owned businesses. The 11 participating restaurants gained significant exposure were showcased on Black Enterprise, Good Day Columbus, The Columbus Navigator, Columbus Underground, and Radio One Power 107.5. • THE BASEMENT is an innovative event was a part of our Digital Join Week, a week-long of events that utilized social media to give the community a glimpse of the movement from anywhere. It featured local YP game changers that were streamed live, with an in-person attendance of 40 and over 875 unique views.

URBAN LEAGUE OF NEBRASKA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Empowered the youth by taking over 60 students to the State Capitol to meet state legislators and learn how to lobby • Donated 256 winter coats to each and every student at a local elementary school • Nearly 100 YPs attended the YP Symposium with keynote speaker Bakari Sellers

THE EXCHANGE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE • Launched The 317 Experience podcast to further engage their members • Hosted Fiscal Fitness Event during Join Week • Continued the Exchange Leadership Fellows program leading to the personal and professional growth of their members

MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Presented Realizing the American Dream: First Time Home Buyer Workshop • Engaged over 65 residents and canvassed over 8,000 steps to Get Out The Vote

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Held Voter Information session in conjunction with the local Guild chapter • Co-hosted Black History Month events with the affiliate

MILWAUKEE URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • During Women’s History Month, with over 50 people in attendance, they hosted a Black Girl Magic panel comprised of four dynamic black women with diverse backgrounds and experience in Corporate America. • Milwaukee Urban League Young Professional Member Mandela Barnes elected as Wisconsin’s First African American Lt. Governor • Partnered with Deanna Singh author of A Purposeful Hustle along with three prominent black entrepreneurs in hosting a Talkback and Social while exposing over 30 YP’s to Milwaukee newest entrepreneurial and wellness hub the Sherman Phoenix which is filled with 22 blackowned businesses.

URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF GREATER SOUTHWESTERN OHIO • The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio held it’s Affirmed, YP Honors Brunch & Award Ceremony on April 27th. Affirmed was a celebration of top-tier young professionals who are contributing to their community while making great strides in their profession. • Professional Development Leadership Summit was a huge success. Many YPs came and participated in the event by hearing from some of the prominent leaders in the community, there were also complimentary headshots, resume reviews and professional styling during the event for all of the participants. • Hosted Personal Branding 101. The meeting featured three of Cincinnati’s prominent entrepreneurs, radio host, author and media personality. Members were able to ask questions about personal branding and hear the journey of three women who found success with their passion. This event ended up being standing room only.

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER CLEVELAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Held YP Fit Post Thanksgiving Weekend Recovery Zumba Event • Presented The Finessing Your Finances Series Event

METROPOLITAN BOARD OF THE CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE • Hosted a wealth building panel featuring Urban League affiliate leaders, financial advisors, authors and J. Alexander Martin co-founder of FUBU with over 70 YP members in attendance • Held the inaugural Young & Ambitious Awards honoring 5 game changers in Chicago also recognizing Metroboard co-founders James Compton and John Rogers. The event had 120 guests and raised over $5,000 • Served the community at MBoutique which is their 12th annual prom dress giveaway

YP REFLECTION

THE HOMECOMING

I always look forward to the guest speaker line up and the potential to gain and be empowered by new information. Seeing and watching my NULYP family grow as new members added and rising stars rise from year to year is definitely an inspiration and my favorite part of NUL conference. - Corey Woodley, Past Chapter President


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The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Adrianne Slash

5

The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Kendrick Tunstall

5

The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Marshawn Wolley

5

The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Jillean Long-Battle

5

The Exchange at Indianapolis Urban League

Meisha Wide

5

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Keith Harris

13

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Sean Lowe

14

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Dwight Wilson

12

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Seth Bratcher

11

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Shanita Rowsey

11

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Yolanda Smith

10

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Allison Malone

10

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Nakisha Cannon

10

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Corry Joe Biddle

10

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Ranell Washington

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Tiffany Henry

5

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Michelle Brown

7

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Derrick Johnson

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Harpreet Singh-Gill

5

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Tristaca Patrick

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Micala Queary

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Christopher Coleman

5

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Dorinthia Robinson

11

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Lyah Holmes

5

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Tillman La’tia

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Sophia Wilder

6

Milwauikee Urban League Young Professionals

Tammy Wiley

6

MetroBoard

Deana Ingram

6

MetroBoard

Jamillah Shakoor

10

MetroBoard

**Eddie Jones

20+

MetroBoard

David Roberson

8

MetroBoard

Shawn Sanford

8

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ARKANSAS URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Hosted a three-part series on becoming an advocate for the community • Held a community forum on Medicaid work requirements and health insurance • In conjunction with other community partners held a community cookout

AUSTIN AREA URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • 1300% membership growth in the past year • Inaugural Urban League of Greater Texas Legislative Summit (Houston, Dallas, & Austin) came together at the state level for what is equivalent to a condensed version of a state level Legislative Policy Conference BIRMINGHAM URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Leadership in the Magic City: Leadership Panel held with executives from local small businesses and corporations • Served as a partner and volunteered for community discussions on school discipline and restorative justice CENTRAL FLORIDA URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Central Florida Urban League CEO Glen Gilzean, highlighted CFULYP and President Baker in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper • Black Owned Business YP takeover supporting Jesse’s Rib Shack • Join Week Legacy of Leadership Panel with CFULYP Founding members and past Presidents COLUMBIA URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Care Packages for the Residents of Allen Benedict Court- Due to the unfortunate events that took place at Allen Benedict Court (gas leak killed two residents at a Columbia Housing Authority Residence) and displaced over 400 people and 200 families, the CULYPs acted swiftly in an attempt to bring relief to some of these families. At the beginning of Join Week, the CULYPs called for food items, toiletry items, drink items, and transportation items to be collected by the YPs. This event gave the YPs the opportunity to gather at Grace Christian Church to put all donated items together in a care package to be delivered to the Columbia Housing Authority (Cecil Tillis Center. The Columbia Urban League Young Professionals bagged over 200 care packages, collected clothing items, gift cards and cases of water. It is estimated that all items donated have a monetary value of $2,000.00 - $3,000.00 • The election of CULYP Member Shaterica Neal to the Gray Court Town Council. Shaterica became the youngest elected Town Councilwoman to ever serve her hometown council. Councilwoman Neal actively serves in the Columbia Urban League Young Professionals and recently graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina DALLAS FORT WORTH URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • YP on the road hosting all of the Dallas Mayoral candidates • General Body Meeting focused on the wage war to discuss and look at strategies to address pay disparity • Live, Laugh and Love event a celebration of black love discussing dating and healthy relationships HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Over 150 high school students served with Young Professional University and partnered with Houston Community College to provide a different perspective on next steps and programs beyond traditional options • Our November General Body Meeting was titled Moment of Clarity: Empowering Economic Prosperity. Yes, we channeled our inner Jay-Z to educate our community on leaving a legacy of generational wealth, targeting different avenues of increasing the economy of the black community through financial literacy. We had an awesome line of knowledgeable presenters that hosted breakout sessions on topics such as: How to Read the Stock Quote for Beginners, The Game of Monopoly-How to Invest in Real Estate, Basic Fundamentals of Investing, The Importance of Practicing Black Group Economics, Building the Next Generation of Founders of Tech Startups, and The Importance of Supporting Black-Owned Businesses.That’s not all, we also hosted a phenomenal black business market which featured 15 small businesses including YP members, community members, and participants from HAUL’s Entrepreneurship Center • Held Teen Dating and Anti Violence Workshop in conjunction with Affiliate Project Ready kids JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Made a donation to Terry Parker High Marching Band • Partnership with the Duval’s Black Constituency Organizing for the “Why We Vote” Facebook Live Discussion. YP President Dante and YP LaToya Goodman working to inform the younger generation of voters on the importance of high turnout for this year’s election cycle

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KNOXVILLE AREA URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Outgoing membership chair, Evetty Satterfield was sworn in as the Knox County Schools District One representative • Increased the Resistance Charity Ride to raise funds for KAUL-YP Scholarship Fund

URBAN LEAGUE OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Started a pilot program with East Mecklenburg High school for mentoring • Hosted a young professional focused Career fair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

LEXINGTON URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • EmpowerLex Book Club: We hosted a book club monthly focus primarily the black experience. Our latest book, however, took it to a new level. The book “White Fragility” opened up necessary conversations with various members of the community. • LIFT Conference: Lifting and Impacting Futures Today (LIFT) Conference was held at the University of Kentucky in partnership with our Affiliate, Fayette County Public Schools, Community Action Council and the YMCA of Central Kentucky. $10k in scholarships was awarded. We had over 200 attendees and many community partners

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER ATLANTA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Level Up Series: Increasing Your Net Worth: In partnership with The Piedmont Group of Atlanta, LLC, ULGA-YP held a 4-part, membersonly, financial series covering topics including personal finance basics, managing debt and credit, and Investing 2.0. The series also offered a virtual workshop on retirement and allowed participants to engage in a Black Wealth Roundtable discussion to develop strategies for building black wealth within urban communities. The final stage of the series included offering the participants a free one-on-one financial consultation. The Piedmont group provided over $10k in services and education to YP members • For ULGA-YP’s 9th Annual Dream Catchers Scholarship and Awards Reception, more than 130 people joined as they honored Emerging Icons and donated $15K in scholarships to the college-bound Project Ready students

LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Panel Discussion with LUL Project Ready Program • The chapter has successfully put together a strong Small Business Power Panel for the week following Derby • Louisville Urban League Staff and Affiliate Mixer MEMPHIS URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Standing Ovation: A Celebration of Charter Schools. We partnered with Tennessee Charter School Center, Black Millennials for Flint, and Privileged Memphis to honor and thank the Level 5 schools for their hard work • Speed Resume: We had HR representatives from companies to come and give feedback on resumes. We had two people to get hired from the event • Public Comment Training: this event trained individuals how to make public comments during school board meetings and city council meetings URBAN LEAGUE OF OKLAHOMA CITY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • State of Black OKC Discussion focused on the 21st century policing and Oklahoma’s new gun laws featuring UL CEO Dr. Valerie Thompson and Oklahoma City Undersherriff • Black History Month event on the importance of representation in the OKC media with local news personalities • Hosted the 2020 Census at the ULOKC Diversity Career and College Expo to educate residents on the importance of a complete count PINELLAS COUNTY URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • We partnered with our Guild to form the Urban League Collective; a monthly networking event geared towards helping black business owners expand their business. • We held a community festival geared at garnering excitement to vote on what was the last day to early vote in Pinellas County. There was food, entertainment and rides to the Supervisor of Elections office URBAN LEAGUE OF BROWARD COUNTY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Our chapter hosted the 3rd Annual Minority Business Expo, Forum & Pitch Competition with 100 attendees, 20 minority businesses showcased, 12 sponsors & partners, and $2000 raised. We brought together local minority-owned businesses in an effort to circulate minority dollars and support the development of small business owners. The expo offered workshops to the community on a variety of topics relevant to minority-owned businesses, VIP Power Hour Brunch, and a Marketplace and Business Resource Center. Topics included “How to Become a Vendor with Broward County”, “Build and Grow Your Nonprofit”, “Business Plan Development”, “Access to Capital”, and much more. The event ended with a business pitch competition that awarded money and prizes totaling $2,000 to two deserving small minority-owned businesses • At the inaugural I AM EMPOWERED Young Professionals Summit we had 46 attendees, 10 sponsors & partners, and raised $1400. We invited young professionals to activate their curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, foster connections, and dig their roots deep into the community to initiate positive change and make a lasting impact. This event immersed young professionals in a day-long exploration, fueled by inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, motivating change-maker sessions, and opportunities to connect with the leaders of today and tomorrow

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER COLUMBUS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Congressman Sanford Bishop and the Black History Month Observance Committee invited the Urban League to come to the Liberty Theatre to present a check for the Summer Jobs Program on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:00. The committee seeks to support institutions that are either providing essential services to underserved populations or to institutions that are preserving and/ or displaying the cultural history of African Americans throughout the Chattahoochee Valley region. Attorney Teddy Reese is the committee chair and a ULGCYP member • Hosted National Day of Service on Saturday, April 13, from 10am-1pm at G.W. Carver High School. With the theme “Inspiring the Future through STEAM,” This interactive free event featured workshops including: Engineering (“Flying High: Drones”), Technology (“Hour of Code”) and Creative Arts (“That’s My DJ”) URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • The Sneaky Science of Relationships (General Body Meeting) • Finessing & Hustling Series: What Handbooks Don’t Teach You • Citywide YP Day of Service with 504ward URBAN LEAGUE OF THE UPSTATE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (GREENVILLE) • This year the Upstate Network has had a major growth in members almost doubling our number of active members who joined during this year’s Join Week • The Upstate Network has been able to raise twice as much money in years prior for our affiliate. We have implemented programming to support their efforts to mentor high school students and engaged in several community focused projects URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE • Progressive Dinner Tour of all Black-owned businesses. Members got an opportunity to interact with each other and do some team building activities • Different Professionals held a panel discussion at LeMoyne Owen College (HBCU) focusing on School to Professional Pipeline. Students were able to ask questions and hear testimonies of those who started working right after college URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF PALM BEACH • In the spirit of the holiday season, the Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County partnered with the Young Friends of the Kravis Center for Performing Arts and United Way Emerging Leaders Society during a musical performance event by Black Violin to collect toys for Urban League families • We conducted an early voting party for college students at Florida Atlantic University. We served barbecue during a football tailgate and encouraged students to vote early in the midterm elections • During Join Week we hosted our “YPs On The Run!” event to encourage minorities under 40 to become civic leaders and run for office! We had guest speakers, City of Lake Worth District 2 Commissioner Omari Hardy and City of Boynton Beach District 3 Vice Mayor Christina Romelus share their experiences with running for public office and serving their cities at a young age WINSTON SALEM URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Is Fair Housing Fair Panel? With local HUD and city leadership moderated by CEO James Perry • Partnered with Millennial Night to raise funds for the Forsyth Backpack Program to support children in need in East Winston • Held discussion on the Black migration, mobility, and the warmth of other suns

THE HOMECOMING

It’s a tremendous source of pride. NULYP is the result of a vision that took years of work to realize and is still bearing fruit in the form of Leaders who are making a difference in communities across the nation today. - Tyra Metoyer, Past Southern Region Vice President


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Shayla Lynch

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Mary Porter

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Dominique Wright

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Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Eryka Varnado

5

Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Errol Allen II

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Ray Shackelford

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Jason Bullen

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Jessica Wright

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Jasmine Turner

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Annie Wade

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

James Davidson, Jr.

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Kristine Singleton

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Kelly Young

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Shernell Hendrickson

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

Cherrelle Duncan

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Demetrius Taylor

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Gabrielle Donaldson

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Micheria Ferrell

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Victoria Roberts

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Jerjuan Green

10

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Jessica Clark

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Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals

Nichole Minors

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Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Eryka Varnado

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Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Kerline Jules

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Alvin E. Miller

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Brittany Marshall

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Chris Gilmore

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Christie Sithiphone

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Christopher Jones

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Crystal Beal

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Korri Jones

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Meagan Bens

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

James Wise

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Shalondan Hollingshed

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Urban League Greater Atlanta Young Professionals

Tereance Puryear

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Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Angela Kasey

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Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Deborah Anderson

8

Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Anthony Sardenga

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Urban League of Louisana Young Professionals-Greater New Orleans

Ashton Jackson

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PHOENIX URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • The Greater Phoenix Chapter of Urban League Young Professionals (YP) had the privilege of hosting the 2019 Western Regional Summit (WRS) and showcasing the “Silicon Desert” to the world. With the rapid growth of tech companies happening in the valley, this summit highlighted how technology is advancing three key pillars of the YP organization; Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment and Education • The Urban Expo provided a platform to showcase locally owned small businesses and promote investment within our community. The expo featured over 40 vendors and included live musical performances, appearances by elected officials, multiple mayoral & gubernatorial candidates, carnival games, food trucks, and health & wellness clinics. During this year’s Urban Expo event, support was garnered from large corporations like GoDaddy, Palo Verde and Hello Fresh. Together with our vendors and corporate sponsors, nearly $10K was received • YP partnered with Microsoft from around the Valley partnered to educate 7th to 12 graders, and to provide students of color and economically disadvantaged youths an opportunity to learn about STEAM fields and engage in STEAM activities. There were 6 presenters and 2 break out sessions; Microsoft Paint 3D and the ability for each student built a small robotic boat to take home

LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • LAULYP participated in conversations at the UCLA Black Alumni Association’s 2nd Annual Social Justice Summit, which explored issues like mass incarceration, police brutality, the role of pop culture figures in politics and current popular movements in society. Special commentary insights from Angela Davis, KRS One and Common • LAULYP held a private screening of The Hate U Give with panel discussion on your rights as citizens and what to do when confronted or pulled over by the police. Panel discussion was led by community partners, Black Women Lawyers Association, LA and the Langston Bar Association • LAULYP held its inaugural l Mentorship and Mimosas, which is a partnership with the USC Black Graduate Association to provide mentorship through our membership. The graduate students completed a survey over what they were studying, the industry they planned on pursuing and what they wanted in their mentor. The mentors completed a similar survey and we paired with individuals of common interest. Everyone met their ‘match’ over an inspirational brunch filled with ice breakers, activities, motivational speeches and mimosas

DENVER URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS • Partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver and hosted an incredibly successful Back to School Block Party that collected thousands of school supplies for kids in the Denver community. The “Block Party,” included a BBQ, dancing, games for children, and countless little lives impacted • Hosted and moderated the largest Denver City Council debate in a highly visible election. The event was both hosted live and online; the video neared 1,000 views which helped Denver citizens become more aware of the views of each respective candidate • The chapter has grown by leaps and bounds; they have 306 members (155 new members), had 47 renewals, 43 new members during Join Week, participated in/hosted 62 events, had a total of 774 volunteers and contributed 5,782 service hours to the Denver community


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TONI WILEY ADVOCACY CHAIR COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Chanelle Brown, Manager Strategic Outreach (Eastern Region) Michael Baker II, Manager Rapid Response (Southern Region) Tiffany Henry (Central Region) Daniel Nicolas (Central Region) RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ongoing GOTV Initiatives • Civic Engagement Activities & Training • Elevation of YP Activism within the Movement • Amplification of NUL Policy Platform COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS: • Completion of Bounce Back Waves 2 & 3 • Execution of First Advocacy Spring Madness Challenge • 1K + followers on NULYP Advocates Facebook Page with 70K+ reach • 2018 Fall Advocacy Webinar “Bounce Back Wave 3: Local & Mid-term Election Turnout” • 2019 Spring Advocacy Webinar “We Are Black History: NUL Legacy of Advocacy” • 30 YP Graduates from NUL Certificate in Advocacy Program to date • 3rd Year of Strong YP attendance at 2019 State of Black America Summit & Legislative Policy Conference

CHAIR’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION: COMPLETED ALL WAVES OF THE BOUNCE BACK: Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Young Professionals Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals New York Urban League Young Professionals NExT Philadelphia Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Urban League of Union County Young Professionals COMPLETED BOUNCE BACK WAVE 2: 23 chapters successfully completed 6 months of advocacy initiatives focused on civic and community engagement in preparation for 2018 local and Mid-term elections: Akron Urban League Young Professionals Arkansas Urban League Young Professionals Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Columbus (OH) Urban League Young Professionals Greater Baltimore Leadership Association Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Memphis Urban League Young Professionals Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals New York Urban League Young Professionals NExT Philadelphia Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals

Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals Urban League of Union County Young Professionals Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts COMPLETED BOUNCE BACK WAVE 3: 30 chapters successfully completed 6 months of advocacy initiatives focused on removing obstacles to increase voter turnout for local and Mid-term elections: Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Central Florida Urban League Young Professionals Columbus (OH) Urban League Young Professionals Dallas Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals Greater Baltimore Leadership Association Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals Memphis Urban League Young Professionals Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals Minneapolis Urban League Young Professionals New York Urban League Young Professionals NExT Philadelphia Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League Urban League of Bergen County Young Professionals Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals Urban League of Hudson County Young Professionals Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals Urban League of Southern Connecticut Young Professionals Urban League of Union County Young Professionals Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts COMPLETED EVERY 2018-2019 ADVOCACY INITIATIVE: Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS • Currecia Gamble - Social Media Manager (Central Region) • Erica Southerland - Public Relations Manager (Eastern Region) • Jessica Clark - Graphic Designer/Project Manager (Southern Region) • Ashley Shuler - Email Marketing Manager (Eastern Region) • Chris Jones - Graphic Designer/Annual Report Designer (Southern Region) • Reuben Lael - Graphic Designer (Southern Region) RESPONSIBILITIES • Development and management of NULYP social media channels • Strengthen communication between NUL and NULYP • Development and training of NULYP Communications Chairs nationally • Curate and Distribute NULYP One Voice weekly newsletter • NULYP Branding, Marketing, and Public Relations • Facilitate the design and distribution of the NULYP Annual Report NULYP COMMUNICATION OBJECTIVES • Communicate who we are and share the NULYP Story • Position the NULYP as the premier organization for young professionals • Recruit members and grow membership nationwide • Attract new sponsors to fund programs • Educate the public about core issues impacting young professional COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS 20th Anniversary Activation • Supported the development of the new NULYP promo video • In partnership with the National Urban League Marketing team, rolled out the official NULYP 20th Anniversary logo • Featured 20th Anniversary social media clips showcasing YP members and alumni with the hashtag #NULYPRoadTo20 • Developed and rollout Mr. and Ms. NULYP/NULYP Alumni social media competition • Advocated and assisted with the pre-selection of 20th-anniversary merchandise • Highlighted NULYP Alumni via National Urban League website and NULYP social media with the following headlines: ° NULYP Alumnus Turns Conference Attendance Into A Career ° NULYP TO CEO: Former NULYP Leader Now Leads West Coast Affiliate ° Former NULYP President B. Michael Young Remembers the Movement ° NULYP Alumn Credits Young Professionals Movement for Business Launch Internal Operations • Added a Project Manager role on the team to assist with the management of team projects • Recruited a new social media manager out of the Central Region • Introduced Canva graphics templates for signature programs to support chapters in need of graphic support

Committee Support • Membership ° Rolled out the most successful Join Week Facebook profile frame since the introduction of the profile frame to the organization in 2016. • Programs • NULYP Honors Marketing Rollout ° Call for Nomination Graphic ° Announcement Graphics ° Animation ° Press Release • National Day of Service (NDOS) ° NDOS logo revamp ° NDOS general marketing graphics ° National Day of Service Canva templates for chapters ° 2019 National Day of Service Press Release • National Day of Empowerment (NDOE) ° NDOE official graphics ° Movement Business Directory front and back cover design ° NDOE Tour Date Graphic design ° NDOE Tour Press Release: “NULYP Hosts National Financial Management Seminars with FUBU Co-Founder J. Alexander Martin and LC3 Media” • Advocacy ° Supported National Voter Registration Day with social media graphic ° Supported BOUNCE Back Wave 3 with a 15-day social media campaign running from Tuesday, October 23rd to Tuesday, November 6th. The campaign featured count down to elections graphics and animations. • Email Marketing ° Completed initial email marketing migration to National Urban League Salsa platform to support a more robust movement communication. • Social Media • Continued with the 4 Social Media Es (Empower, Engage, Educate, Entertain) into our social media strategy • Social Media Followers: ° LinkedIn Page increased by 65% ° Instagram increased by 20% ° Facebook page increased by 12% ° Twitter increased by 7%.

• Creatives Designed • Supported the design of YP LEADS Conference graphics including Save the Date, Alumni Conference testimonials and event spotlights. • Designed original holiday/special occasion graphics ° Divine Nine Founders Day ° Happy Holidays ° Kwanzaa daily spotlights ° Black History: Celebrate Black History Month ° Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Ladies of the League

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• Serves as the liaison between the NULYP Executive Leadership Team and the Council of Presidents in relation to any creation, distribution, gathering of information related to training and development of the local YP chapter members • Planning of annual Whitney M Young Jr. Leadership Development Conference • New and innovative approaches to the leadership, training and development of YP chapter members

DARRYLE STEPLIGHT TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION CHAIR

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Korri Jones - (Southern Region) RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintained YP website and resolved all technical issues pertaining to the website • Supported the ELT’s technical needs • Administered both the CoP Slack Group and FB Groups • Served as a liaison between NULYP and NUL’s Innovation and Technology team COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS:

• Redesigned the NULYP website • Averaged 3 new YP leads per week since Join Week 2019 • Rolled-out CiviCRM to all chapters • Completed National YP Training on CiviCRM • Increased mobile usage on the website • Streamlined, secured and stored YP data in a consistent way across all chapters

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cherrelle Duncan (Southern Region) Erin Hedges (Central Region) Malissa Shaw (Central Region) Erika Manuel (Central Region) Jasmeial Jackson (Eastern Region) Tashaka Wynter (Eastern Region) Charles Jackson (Eastern Region) Natasha Inniss-Eastern Region) Shalima McCants (Eastern Region) Charquis Meadows (Eastern Region) Lekeisha Terrell (Eastern Region) Adaneka Witter (Eastern Region) Melissa Gomes (Eastern Region) Tiffany Harisson (Western Region) Brittany Marshall (Southern Region) RESPONSIBILITIES: • Service Programming • National Day of Service • National Day of Empowerment: • YP Fit • Recognition Programming • NULYP Honors • Distinguished YP • Chapter Awards This year the Programs Committee focused on connecting membership to the programming of NULYP, making changes to the chapter awards packet and overall operations of programs committee. Below is a summary of the changes this year. • Made changes to the scoring of Chapter Awards Packets to take into consideration chapter size • Worked with the Advocacy Committee to add the Excellence Advocacy in Award • Added the Emerging Chapter of the Year Award for chapters with 100 members or less • Hosted YP Fit activities at the chapter and membership level • Implemented an awareness campaign around mental health

YP Fit Awareness Campaigns During the 2018-2019 year, the goal is to host awareness campaigns. The purpose is to educate and engage YPs and community in conversations related to any aspect of wellness. The engagement was in the form of social media campaigns and blog post. One of the major health foci for this year was around mental health. Chapters were encouraged to host at least one event during the year focused on mental health. COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS YP Fit For the 2018-2019 year, the YP Fit team focused on a series of activities, challenges, and awareness campaigns. The activities were focused on the chapter and NULYP membership level. YP Fit Activities and Challenges What’s Your YP Fit? This activity was an opportunity for chapters to host events in two of the three wellnesses areas (physical, mental or nutritional health). In addition, chapters were encouraged to include a yoga activity during the month of September for Yoga month. There were a total of 39 chapters who registered to participate and represented all regions of NULYP! March Madness The March Madness Team Challenge was an opportunity for NULYP members to compete in chapter based teams to see who could get the most steps. The challenge took take place March 16th-April 8th and followed the same structure as the NCAA March Madness tournament. Each round included a bracket of teams starting with 16 and ending with two, determining the winning team. There were a total of 19 chapters who participated and 80 people with all regions represented. The winner of the March Madness Challenge was My Sole Called Life representing Arkansas Urban League Young Professionals, Southern Region. 5 Week Fitness and Nutrition Challenge The 5 Week Fitness and Nutrition Challenge allowed NULYP members to explore various ways to be healthy. Each week was a different focus area ranging from encouraging members to practice meditation to drinking more water and engaging in physical activity. There were a total of 89 people who registered, representing 27 chapters!

Mental Health Awareness Campaign During the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we chose to share information on social media and via blogs around this topic. Our goal with sharing this information was to start the conversation and start to destigmatize mental health and seeking help within the black community. There were a total of five blogs posted on this topic. In addition, on our social media platforms we shared statistics and facts around Mental Health.

Becoming Book Discussion This year we hosted a virtual book discussion on Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming. During the month of February, we posted questions on social media for members to answer around main topics in the book. YP Fit Blog Another part of the awareness campaigns was our YP Fit Blog. The blogs included various health topics. Blogs were posted on social media and in the One Voice Newsletter. There were over 20 people who expressed interest in writing a blog and a total of 9 who submitted a blog post. All of the regions had at least one contributing blogger. The topics of the blogs varied from mental health, relationships to parenting.

Bloggers: • Victoria R. Clark, Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals • Tasha Moore, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League • Brandi Greene, New York Urban League Young Professionals • Joezette Joseph, New York Urban League Young Professionals • Jason Shankle, Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Young Professionals • Tamara Cypress, The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League • Valerie Pogue, Urban League of Union County Young Professionals • Meisha Wide, The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League • Brandon Ballard, Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS Eu’nice McCoy (Eastern Region) Tiffany Henry (Central Region) Aja Faison (Eastern Region) Brianna Bennett (Western Region) Eric Thomas (Southern Region) Dori Russ (Southern Region) Habiba Bankston (Central Region) Brittany Martin (Western Region) RESPONSIBILITIES • Join Week • Membership Chair Training • Chapter Growth Strategies • Membership Retention Strategies • May Membership Madness COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS • Welcomed over 1,000 new members nationwide into the movement for Join Week 2019 • Launched the inaugural NULYP “May Membership Madness” initiative • Creation of NULYP Membership Chair Recruitment & Retention Hub

to provide chairs adequate assistance and ensure smooth transitions • Expanded enrollment of PerkSpot Program which over 2,800 Young Professionals have utilized with an estimated savings of $1,200 monthly • Reinstated the Membership Census Survey to provide members an opportunity to give feedback and assist NULYP to better understand & serve its members • Established the YP-Guild Taskforce to further strengthen our partnership with the National Council of Urban League Guilds SPECIAL CHAIR’S RECOGNITION The following chapters gained 50+ new members for Join Week 2019: • Urban League of Hampton Roads (105) • Urban League of Eastern Mass. (102) • Urban League of Greater Atlanta (74) • Columbus Urban League, OH (66) • New York Urban League (56) • Central Florida Urban League (50)


Special Membership Chair Recognition (Chapters who welcomed more than 20 members) Central Region: Akron, Columbus, Indianapolis exchange Eastern Region: Thursday Network, Wilmington, New York, Philly, Eastern Mass., Hampton Roads Southern Region: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Cent. Florida, Atlanta Western Region: Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver

New Members by Region Central Region: 164 Eastern Region: 376 Southern Region: 322 Western Region: 140

Number of participating chapters: 53 PARTICIPATING CHAPTERS (By Region): CENTRAL REGION:

Akron Columbus Minneapolis Chicago Milwaukee Indianapolis Greater Madison Greater Southwestern Ohio Nebraska

Buffalo Greater Baltimore Thursday Network Wilmington New York Next Philadelphia Northern Virginia Bergen County Greater Hartford Greater Richmond

Broward County Central Carolinas Greater Atlanta Greater Columbus (GA) Columbia Palm Beach County

WESTERN REGION:

TOTAL: 1,002

EASTERN:

SOUTHERN REGION: Arkansas Austin Birmingham Central Florida Dallas Fort Worth Houston Jacksonville Lexington Louisville Memphis Pinellas County

Hampton Roads Hudson County Southern Connecticut Union County Essex County Pittsburgh Eastern Mass.

Bay Area Greater Phoenix Sacramento Las Vegas Los Angeles San Diego Seattle Tucson Denver

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CHAPTER DIRECTORY ALABAMA Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals Birmingham, AL bulyp.org

ARIZONA Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals Phoenix, AZ gphxulyp.com Tucson Urban League Young Professionals Tucson, AZ tucsonurbanleague.org ARKANSAS Arkansas Urban League Young Professionals Springdale, AR caulyp.wildapricot.org

FLORIDA Central Florida Urban League Young Professionals Orlando, FL cful.org Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals Jacksonville, FL jaxul.org/yp.html Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals Petersburg, FL pculyp.org Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network Fort Lauderdale, FL ulbcypn.org Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County West Palm Beach, FL ulpbc.org

CALIFORNIA Bay Area Urban League Young Professionals Oakland, CA bayareaulyp.org

GEORGIA Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals Atlanta, GA ulga-yp.org

Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals Sacramento, CA joinyp.org

Urban League of Greater Columbus Young Professionals Colunbus, GA ulgcyp.org

Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals Los Angeles, CA Laulyp.com San Diego Urban League Young Professionals San Diego, CA sdulyp.org CONNECTICUT Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals Hartford, CT ulghyp.org COLORADO Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Young Professionals Denver, CO dulyp.wildapricot.org DELAWARE Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Wilmington, DE

ILLINOIS Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Chicago, IL metroboard.org INDIANA The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League Indianapolis, IN indplsul.org/the-exchange-iulyp KENTUCKY Lexington Urban League Young Professionals Lexington, KY ypinlex.org Louisville Urban League Young Professionals Louisville, KY lulyp.org LOUISIANA Urban League of Lousiana Young ProfessionalsGreater New Orleans New Orleans, LA urbanleaguela.org/ul/urban-league-of-louisiana MARYLAND Greater Baltimore Leadership Association Baltimore, MD gblaimpact.org

MASSACHUSETTS Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts Roxbury, MA ypnulem.org MISSOURI Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis St. Louis, MO ulypstl.wildapricot.org MICHIGAN Detroit YP Blue Monday Network Detroit, MI deturbanleague.org Grand Rapids Urban League Young Professionals Grand Rapids, MI grurbanleague.org MINNESOTA Minneapolis Urban League Young Professionals Minneapolis, MN mulyp.moonfruit.com NEBRASKA Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals Omaha, NE ulypgso.org NEVADA Las Vegas Urban League Young Professionals Las Vegas, NV lvulyp.org NEW YORK Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Buffalo, NY bulypny.org New York Urban League Young Professionals New York, NY nyul.org/meet-the-league/young-professionals NEW JERSEY Urban League of Bergen County Young Professionals Engelwood, NJ ulbcnj.org/young-professionals Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals Newark, NJ ulec.org Urban League of Hudson County Young Professionals Jersey City, NJ ulohc.org


NORTH CAROLINA Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals Charlotte, NC urbanleaguecc.org/page.asp?urh=YoungProfessionals Winston Salem Urban League Young Professionals Winston-Salem, NC wsurban.org OHIO Akron Urban League Young Professionals Akron, OH akronurbanleague.org Columbus Urban League Young Professionals Columbus, OH culyp.org Urban League of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals Cleveland, OH ulcleveland.org/the-young-professionals Urban League Young Professionals of Greater South Ohio Cincinnati, OH urbanleagueneb.org OKLAHOMA Urban League of Oklahoma City Young Professionals Oklahoma City, OK urbanleagueok.org OREGON Urban League of Portland Young Professionals Portland, OR ulpdxyp.org PENNSYLVANIA NExT Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA urbanleaguephila.org Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA ulyppgh.org RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island Young Professionals Providence, RI riyp.org

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia Urban League Young Professionals Columbia, SC columbiaurbanleague.org Urban League of the Upstate Young Professionals (Greenville) Greenville, SC urbanleagueupstate.org/upstate-Network TENNESSEE Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals Knoxville, TN thekaul.org/about/young-professionals Memphis Urban League Young Professionals Memphis, TN ul-memphis.iamempowered.com/content/mulyp Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee Nashville, TN theulypmt.org TEXAS Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals Austin, TX aaulyp.org Dallas Forth Worth Urban League Young Professionals Dallas, TX dfwulyp.org Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Houston , TX haulyp.org VIRGINIA Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network Alexandria, VA nvulypn.org Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals Network Richmond, VA empowerrichmond.org Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals Virginia Beach, VA ulhryp.org WASHINGTON Seattle Urban League Young Professionals Seatlle, WA ulmsyp.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. Greater Washington Urban League Thursday Network Washington, DC thursdaynetwork.org WISCONSIN Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals Milwaukee, WI tmulyp.org Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals Madison, WI ulgm.org

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NEW JERSEY Urban League of Union County Young Professionals Elizabeth, NJ ulucyp.org

Tacoma Urban League Young Professionals Tacoma, WA thetacomaurbanleague.org

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FAST FACTS

EDITORS // JESSICA CLARK, CARLOS J. CLANTON, CHARIS A. GOFF, KERLINE JULES

AUXILIARY NAME // NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (NULYP)

PROJECT MANAGER // JESSICA CLARK

YEAR FORMED // 1999 (NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX)

CONTRIBUTORS // NULYP CHAPTERS, NULYP EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM, NULYP ALUMNI

MISSION // TO SUPPORT THE URBAN LEAGUE MOVEMENT THROUGH VOLUNTEERING, PHILANTHROPY AND MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA // NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PHOTOGRAPHY // NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE AND NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CHAPTERS LAYOUT AND DESIGN // SEEJONES CREATIVE

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE LEADERSHIP

2017-2019 NULYP LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT Carlos J. Clanton

ADVOCACY CHAIR Toni Wiley

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Charis A. Goff

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR Kerline Jules

SECRETARY Charlene Luma

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY Darryle Steplight

TREASURER Chad Roberson MICHAEL F. NEIDORFF Chairman, Board of Trustees

POLICIES & PROCEDURES CHAIR

MARC H. MORIAL Tereance Puryear President and Chief Executive Officer

HERMAN LESSARD CENTRAL REGION VICE PRESIDENT Senior Vice President, Affiliate Services Sean Lowe SABRINA CHARLES EASTERN REGION VICE PRESIDENT Director, Affiliate Network Relations

Jamil Crews

SOUTHERN REGION VICE PRESIDENT Ray Shackelford WESTERN REGION VICE PRESIDENT Charles S. Gilford

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR Mathew Gordon PROGRAMS CHAIR Ashlee Young LEADERSHIP TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Rachelle Villarson

NATIONAL PRESIDENT // CARLOS J. CLANTON TERM OF OFFICE // TWO YEAR INTERVALS GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE // EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM (ELECTED) VOTING STRUCTURE // COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS (COP), NULYP EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM REGIONAL STRUCTURE // CENTRAL, EASTERN, SOUTHERN, WESTERN ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE // DAY OF COORDINATED SERVICE ADDRESSING S.T.E.A.M. EDUCATION ANNUAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUMMIT // ANNUAL MEETING OF NULYP IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF EMPOWERMENT // DAY OF COORDINATED SERVICE WITH URBAN LEAGUE COUNCIL OF GUILDS ADDRESSING JOINT ISSUES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LEADERSHIP WEEKEND // TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR CHAPTER, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL NULYP JOIN WEEK // 3RD WEEK IN JANUARY DEDICATED TO SHARE MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN NULYP CHAPTERS PARTNERSHIP INQUIRIES //

PRESIDENT@NULYP.ORG MEDIA INQUIRIES // COMMUNICATIONS@NULYP.ORG


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