Upcoming Events


October 24th, 11:30am

Columbus Urban League
Empowerment Day
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus

November 8th, TBD

Presidential Elections Result Party
Location: TBD

November 10th, 5:30pm

Fireside Chat featuring Kimberly Blackwell, PMM Agency
Location: Sidebar Columbus

November 11th, 7:30pm - 11pm

CULYP Presents: The Chill
Location: The Village Idiot

November 15th, 5:30pm - 8pm

General Body Meeting
Location: Columbus Urban League

December 31st 9pm - 2am

CULYP New Year's Eve Soiree
More information to be announced soon!
Location: TBD 


Message From Our President

Welcome to the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals website!

The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals (CULYP) organization is a network of young professionals which functions to support the initiatives of the Columbus Urban League (CUL), connect and engage local young professionals in the National Urban League movement, and promote the development of young professionals in the Columbus community.

-Habiba K. Bankston

Membership Spotlight


Name: Markies Porter
Age: 33
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Alma Mater/ Area of Study:
University of Cincinnati - BA, Psychology
Xavier University -MBA, Economics - Pricing Strategy
Employer: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Title: Senior Account Executive

Why did you join CULYP? 

I joined CULYP when I initially moved to Columbus over a year ago during its
initial launch. It was perfect timing for me being new to the city of Columbus to connect with other
like-minded young professionals that had a commitment to service for the betterment of our urban
communities. Seeing the potential influence our demographic could have in the city and having
familiarity with the Urban League as a historic vehicle to positively effect change drew my interest to
join the movement.


Buy Urban

We are excited to increase both our support and our heart rates at Punch Fitness, a local, black-owned fitness center. Punch Fitness is the newest and hottest training facility in Westerville, Ohio. At Punch Fitness our Buy Urban group will be provided with the quickest way to drop pounds, gain muscle and shed unwanted body fat, all while recharging our lives with the Owner, Corey Logan, training us personally!

Check out the website of this awesome minority-owned establishment that the CULYP will be supporting for the month of October!


Be Apart of the Movement!

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