Upcoming Events




Thursday, October 5, 2017

CULYP Meet, Greet & Give Happy Hour 

Location: Soul at The Joseph (620 N. High Street)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CULYP Volunteer Opportunity with Meals on Wheels

Location: Lifecare Alliance (670 Harmon Ave)

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

To Sign Up Click Here

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jesse Owens Jog 

Location: North Bank Park (311 W. Long St)

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

To Sign Up Click Here

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CULYP Presents: YP's Read!  

Location: Columbus Urban League Headstart Program (475 Elwood Ave)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

To Sign Up Click Here

Friday, October 20, 2017

CULYP Red Cup Chill 

Location: World of Beer - Easton (3934 Townsfair)

Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am


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

Change for Change Scholarship


The CULYP is committed to becoming a key stakeholder in the advancement and success of our community. As an organization we have been actively saving our change with the ultimate goal of providing an academic scholarship to  high school seniors in pursuit of a college education. 

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Membership Survey

CULYP wants to hear from you!! We would love to hear how your membership experience is going. Please take the time to fill out a brief survey about your membership experience. The survey deadline is October 11th.


Membership Spotlight
Theries "TJ" Benn, Chase

Meet TJ Benn, a Cincinnati native who joined CULYP in order to help change his community and empower others. 

Learn more about his story here

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Volunteer & Read to our Youth Every Third Wednesday!

"A book is a gift you can open again and again" 

YP's Read is an initiative that allows the members of the CULYP to connect with the students of the Head Start Program through lunchtime reading. For 1 hour on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, make a difference in a child's life!

Sign Up Here! 

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Jesse Owens Jog

Now in its third year, the Jesse Owens Jog is a 2.62-mile fun run/walk held in partnership with the Columbus Urban League and the King Arts Complex and focuses on African-American health and wellness. It also pays tribute to Owens, an Ohio native who ran for and graduated from The Ohio State University and won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

Proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s infant mortality efforts, the Columbus Urban League, the King Arts Complex and the Jesse Owens Foundation.

Join the CULYP Team! Registration price is just $10 and you can run/walk with us by signing up here


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