Upcoming Events


Thursday, May 3, 2018

CULYP Member Meet & Greet

Location: The Olde Oak (62 Parsons Ave)

Time: 6P-8P

Thursday, May 17, 2018

'Access Granted' Fireside Chat Presented by COTA Featuring Dr. Frederic Bertley, President & CEO of COSI

Location: COSI (333 W. Broad Street)

Time: 5:30P-8:00P

Friday, May 18, 2018

CULYP Red Cup Chill

Location: World of Beer Easton (3934 Townsfair Way)

Time: 10:00P-2:00A

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CULYP Civic Engagement Lunch & Learn

Location: Columbus Urban League (788 Mt. Vernon Ave)

Time: 11:30A-1:00P

Thursday, May 31, 2018

CULYP Quarterly General Body Meeting

Location: Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave)

Time: 6:00P-8:00P


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. 

CULYP welcomes COTA as official sponsor of 'Access Granted Fireside Chat' Series

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We are proud to announce The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) as the official sponsor of our Fireside Chat Series. The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA provides more than 18 million passenger trips annually. COTA is committed to excellence in serving our stakeholders – customers, employees and taxpayers. Their mission is to deliver quality transportation services and conduct business courteously, safely, ethically and reliably. They believe in demonstrating leadership that is fiscally responsible and environmentally conscientious.

Our 'Access Granted' Fireside Chat Series was created to bring Young Professionals and prominent leaders in our community together to share their career journey in an intimate setting. Many of our members have gained mentors and lifelong friendships through our Fireside Chats.  This event has become one of our signature programs for our organization. 

We would like to thank COTA for their support of CULYP and our Fireside Chats.

To learn more about COTA please click the link below

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National Urban League Conference is Coming to Columbus! 

Save the Date for the 2018 YP LEAD Summit taking place during the 2018 National Urban League Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

YP LEAD Summit brings together the millennials and Young Professionals who drive the Urban League Movement. Join us as we explore ways to empower communities, change lives, and better ourselves in career and life. Expect insightful and engaging workshops, networking opportunities, and social events. Come to build new connections and strengthen old ones!


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Kickball registration is now open!

Join Team Too Legit to Kick as we try out a new league! This year we will be playing in the Arena District Kickball League at McFerson Commons on Tuesday nights beginning May 1. Gametimes are 6, 6:45, & 7:30. Upon confirmation, all team members will be added to the team GroupMe which is where the full schedule will be posted. Registration cost includes t-shirt.

When: Tuesdays Beginning May 1
Time: 6:00, 6:45, or 7:30
Where: McFerson Commons (215 West St Columbus, OH 43215)

If you have any questions please email Lauren at culyp.membership@cul.org

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Membership Spotlight
Greg Glasser, Dispatch Media Group

Meet Greg Glasser, Vice Chair of CULYP! Learn more about our awesome VP and why he wanted to join the movement! 

Learn more about his story here


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