Who We Are
The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals is a network of urban young professionals ages 21-40 that functions as an auxiliary group of the Columbus Urban League and also a chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).
The mission of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals (CULYP) is to serve as a base of support for the Columbus Urban League and their respective initiatives, promote the overall mission of the Columbus Urban League and a comprehensive orientation to the National Urban League movement for young professionals in the Columbus community.
CULYP is a vehicle for young professionals looking for an opportunity to serve the local community as well as engage in impactful activities and programming that encourages personal, professional, and social growth. It is the goal of our organization to build a strong pipeline of future leaders and connect young professionals both within the local community and also across the nation through our affiliations with the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).
The CULYP movement encompasses ongoing work in the areas of Civic & Community Engagement, Personal & Professional Development, Social & Cultural Events, Education Initiatives and Philanthropy. It is our goal to inspire young professionals to pursue opportunities in Community Service and Civic Engagement, assist in mentoring and preparing the next generation through our Education Initiatives, provide unique and innovative activities that will enhance the young professional Social and Cultural experience, empowering young professionals to exercise Philanthropy and become key stakeholders in the advancement and success of our community by giving with their time, talent, and most importantly financial resources, while also focusing on the personal and professional growth of Columbus young professionals through meaningful Personal and Professional Development programming.
- National Urban league Young Professionals Five Point Focus
- Education and Youth Empowerment
- Economic Empowerment
- Health and Quality of Life Empowerment
- Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment
- Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment