Recap: New York Urban League Young Professionals September 2015 General Body Meeting



On Tuesday September 15th, 2015 the New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) kicked off another year of service with their first General Body Meeting at NYU’s Langone Medical Center, introducing the new Executive Board, sharing the group’s vision for the year, and enrolling participants into their #ReadySetServe campaign.


New York Urban League CEO Arva Rice spoke about the role that the Young Professionals play in the work that the Urban League does. In the coming year, members of YP will have an opportunity to continue this support through fund raising for the Whitney M Young Scholarship, serving as mentors to boys and girls in the community, and being change makers in communities of color in New York and across the country. She also conducted the annual induction ceremony for the new NYULYP Executive Board for the 2015-16 service year.


Jemar Ward, former NYULYP President and newly elected Vice President of the Eastern Region of the National Urban League Young Professionals, discussed the training opportunities and initiatives in his pipeline, including plans to host the first regional conference for the Eastern Region. NYULYP President Chad Roberson shared his passion and dedication for the organization. His blueprint for 2015-2016 presented a future of growth for YP, strengthening the manner in which they serve “African Americans and other underserved ethnic communities.” With that, the upcoming events were announced including the Education Resource Fair (September 19th), National Voter Registration Day (September 22nd), the quarterly New Member Orientation (September 24th), and the Black and White Champaign Brunch (September 26th).

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The National Urban League of Young Professionals (NULYP) is a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. NYULYP has been gaining recognition as the leading organization in raising awareness and continuing the legacy of advocacy in civic engagement and economic empowerment for young professionals of color.

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