The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) has more than inspired me to lead, I have been Empowered to Lead. As a kid from Southeast San Diego, I wanted to be a part of something special, something in which I can give back to my community through service & commitment. The National Urban League Young Professionals have afforded me a pathway to success in serving my community ensuring that resources are provided & economic opportunities are created.


When I started my National Urban League journey in 2010, I could not have imagined how far it would take me. Too many times we feel powerless to the challenges and struggles in our society and communities. NULYP and my local chapter gave me a platform to step up and address important issues. When I see a problem, there is a network of talented, resourceful, and altruistic young professionals ready to tackle it together.


Great leaders surround themselves with other great leaders. My Urban League story is one of mentorship and paying it forward. My first exposure to the National Urban League was as a high school student. In 2000, I was the winner of the Jocelyn Pretlow Goss Award for student leadership and academics. In 2004, I was encouraged by Ms. Edith White, then CEO of the Urban League of Hampton Roads to join the affiliate’s newly developed National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) chapter. Ms.


When we do not understand our history, we are likely to repeat the mistakes, less likely to learn, and lack an ability to improve and reach our maximum potential. The affluent city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street, was destroyed 96 years ago. The Greenwood community was home to numerous thriving businesses that included banks, schools, churches, restaurants, grocery stores, a hospital, movie theaters, and private airplanes.

#YPFit Testimony: Journey With Lupus NulYPIT 0

A member isn't committed to being #YPFit without paying attention to all aspects of their health. There are many ways to seek support, but a solid starting point for good mental health is through positive self care. Check out these tips from our own NULYP Secretary, Charlene Luma, who serves as the Program Director of the Boston Trauma Response Team by day. Self-care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health.

NULYP Honors Michelle Williams NulYPIT 0

Entrepreneurial Mentor & Outstanding Texan