CULYP Standing Committees

Civic Engagement

CULYP is committed to increasing the civic knowledge, participation and activism of young professionals and connecting them to opportunities to play a part in addressing the economic, educational, cultural and health needs of the Greater Columbus community through our civic engagement initiatives. We aim to bring the members of CULYP together to educate, discuss, and engage in advocacy by disseminating information about the policies which shape Columbus and our world. Through education and engagement we strive to create active members of the community to create a better Columbus for the future. 

To get involved in the Civic & Community Engagement Committee, email


Commitment without cash is counterfeit and CULYP is committed to Giving Back and Giving Young! We actively educate and empower young professionals to exercise philanthropy and become key stakeholders in the advancement and success of our community with not only their time and talent, but most importantly their treasure. As an organization, we exercise philanthropy through our annual Affiliate Give to the Columbus Urban League and our Change for Change Education Scholarship.

In addition to our involvement with the programs and initiatives of the Columbus Urban League, CULYP supports the Columbus Urban League through an annual financial donation to aid our affiliate in its mission of empowering communities and changing lives. In 2018, we gave $25,000 back to the Columbus Urban League. We plan to match this annual financial donation in 2019. 

To get involved in the Development committee, email

Education Initiatives

CULYP is committed to building a strong and intentional connection between youth and young professionals in the community and establishing ways that we can support and prepare the younger generation. Through our Education Initiatives, we endeavor to support existing Columbus Urban League Education & Youth Services and Programming as well as develop new and unique programs and activities that connect YP's to the youth through mentorship and much more. CULYP is also committed to maintaining an active presence on local college campuses, engage young college students and serve as a strong base of support for mentorship, internships and future employment.

The Change for Change Education Scholarship is CULYP’s commitment to becoming a key stakeholder in the advancement and success of our community. As an organization we actively save our change with the ultimate goal of providing an academic scholarship to high school seniors in pursuit of a college education. Our goal is to gain the support of community members to match all funds raised by the organization. So far, CULYP has raised $8,000 in scholarship funds, which went to support 6 college bound High School students in 2015 & 2016.

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The Marketing Committee is charged with leading all communications and marketing efforts of CULYP. This committee is responsible for maintaining CULYP's web presence, implementing technology strategies to advance the organization, and managing the external image and brand of the organization including the CULYP website, e-newsletter, social media properties, media relations, and much more.

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The Membership Committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention of young professionals interested in joining CULYP. We are committed to growing an engaged membership through new member orientations and appreciation events. Our goal is to encourage and facilitate member participation within our organization and NULYP.

Meet & Greet: The purpose for M&G is to allow new, existing and future members to interact in a less formal setting. Organizations cannot function without relationships. M&G offers an opportunity for you to build those relationships, gain more insight in CULYP and enjoy the pleasure and company of other young professionals like yourself.

Membership Appreciation: Our members selflessly trade in their time, talents & treasures in order to make an impact in the community. They are who help make CULYP a success. Membership Appreciation events are exclusively for our members and are used as an opportunity to celebrate all of the hard work of our members.

The moment you become a member of CULYP, your making an impact on the community and the Columbus Urban League. 15% of all membership dues goes directly to support the work and programs of the league.

To get involved in the Membership Committee, email

Social & Cultural Events

CULYP endeavors to enhance the urban young professional experience in the City of Columbus by developing and coordinating unique social & cultural experiences for young professionals to meet and connect with other like-minded individuals through events, such as parties, networking events, and much more.

To get involved in the Social & Cultural Events Committee, email

Personal & Professional Development

CULYP endeavors to enhance the urban young professional experience in the City of Columbus by developing and coordinating unique opportunities for young professionals to meet, learn and network. PPD hosts various events targeting the 3 pillars below:

CULYP Personal and Professional (PPD) committee identifies and develops an array of interactive and engaging programs and workshops that will help members to achieve professional and personal goals.

On the Professional side, we connect and provide access to leaders in the Columbus Community. 

On the Personal side, we focus on 3 pillars: Financial Wellness, Mental Wellness and Physical Wellness.

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CULYP is committed to serving the local community and increasing young professionals participation in empowering African Americans and disenfranchised groups in the Greater Columbus community. CULYP serves as a vehicle to connect young professionals with community engagement opportunities that play a part in addressing the economic, educational, cultural and health needs of the Greater Columbus community. 

To get involved in the Personal & Professional Development Committee, email

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