NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS /// 2019 ANNUAL REPORT /// THE HOMECOMING
SEAN LOWE CENTRAL REGION VICE PRESIDENT
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
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