The National Urban League Young Professionals
In the nineteen eighties and nineties, several Urban League affiliates recognized the need to prepare the new generation to assume leadership of the civil rights movement. They recruited African American men and women in their 20's and 30's and invited them to take active leadership roles in local Urban League programs and activities. Young Professionals auxiliary groups began to operate under the guidance of affiliates in Detroit, MI ("The Blue Monday Network"), Chicago, IL ("The Metropolitan Board"), Philadelphia, PA ("Philadelphia Urban League Young Professionals"), and Washington, DC ("The Thursday Network").
It was at the National Urban League Annual Conference in July 1999 in Houston, Texas, that the creation of the new National Urban League Young Professionals was announced. Marcus Mitchell, the author of the original white paper conceptualizing the organization, assumed the role of President. Under Mitchell's leadership, the organization began to define itself and to carve out its role in the Urban League movement.
Currently, there are more than 55 Urban League Young Professional chapters across the United States committed to engaging communities in the National Urban League Movement through their local Urban League affiliates.
Find more information, visit www.nulyp.net
The Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County
The Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County started in February 2003 with 10 individuals coming together to assist the Urban League of Palm Beach County and to have an impact on the community's political, social, and economic playing field. Since then, we have grown in size and our efforts. This is a direct result of our dedication to strengthening and educating young professionals in Palm Beach County through social, economic and political empowerment.
The legacy continues with you!
WE CELEBRATE OUR 10 YEAR CHAPTER ANNIVERSARY NEXT YEAR, FEBRUARY 2013!
JOIN NOW AND HELP US CELEBRATE OUR COMMIT TO THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE MISSION OF EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES AND CHANGING LIVES!