Upcoming Events

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August 24-26, 2018 - YP Weekend: Back to the Block
                                       Presented by: Kelley Companies

  • Friday, August 24 - Libations & Conversation
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Lincoln Cafe | 740 E. Long St.
  • Saturday, August 25 - We Serve the Block
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    MLK Library | 1800 E. Long St.
  • Sunday, August 26 - Black Metropolis
    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Columbus Urban League | 788 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Click here for more information and to RSVP:

The Big Table Event - August 29, 2018

Morning Event: A Mental Hour
Location: Hopewell (130 E. Chestnut Street) 
Time: 8:00am-9:30am. 

Evening Event: 100 Women
Location: YWCA (65 S. Fourth Street)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
*The evening event is for  women only


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 Centennial Donation

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Be a part of history by donating to our Centennial Campaign in celebration of our affiliate The Columbus Urban League. We have put together a PIX campaign for a mural that will be displayed inside one of the NEW Huntington Empowerment Center training rooms. 

Show your support of the movement by donating to this campaign that will leave a lasting impression on our community for years to come. 


Membership Spotlight
Chevonne Harris, PMM Agency

Meet Chevonne Harris, Social & Culture Events Co-Chair of CULYP! Learn more about Chevonne and why she wanted to join the movement! 

Learn more about her story here

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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!


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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