Events


RVA Emergers
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

RVA Emergers

Are you a new or seasoned entrepeneur, community leader, influencer, small business owner or professional looking to partner with others or simply share insight and receive advice on future entrepreneurial or career pursuits? Then this networking event is for you! Join us for a night of interaction and meaningful engagement. There will also be time to eat, mingle and get to know your RVA neighbors and innovators.

** Registration is limited & required. Food & drink will be available for purchase. **

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Meet the Candidates of VA-7 & 4th Congressional
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Candidates of VA-7 & 4th Congressional

Come out and join us for a relaxed social where Congressional candidates for VA-4 and VA-7 districts will get to meet and address their constituents. Each candidate will have 3-minutes to address audience mid-way during the event.

Confirmed Attendees:

Abigail Spanberger (D), Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
Helen Alli (Democratic Whig), Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
Dan Ward (D), Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
Joe Walton (L), Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
Shion Fenty (R), Virginia’s 4th Congressional District
Ryan McAdams (R), Virginia’s 4th Congressional District

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General Body Meeting: State Your Campaign
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

General Body Meeting: State Your Campaign

It's Election season for the Urban League Greater Richmond Young Professionals and we have some amazing candidates ready to take lead. Join us at the next General Body Meeting and hear their vision on how they plan to impact the community through YP. We hope to see you there!

6:00pm: New Member Orientation

*Networking social at Family Secrets Restaurant to follow

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Panel Discussion & Networking Mixer
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion & Networking Mixer

Join us for an exciting networking mixer with the Central African American Chamber of Commerce https://m.facebook.com/CVAACC/. We’ll be discussing key take aways from the the Black Panther film and how we can apply lessons learn to uplift our communities even higher.

Hosted by: Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce & Urban League Greater Richmond Young Professionals

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December 2017 General Body Meeting
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

December 2017 General Body Meeting

Join our members and guests at this month's meeting. 

We'll learn more from our Committee Chairs and a few community leaders will let you know how to become more informed and better engaged.

We have talented speakers to discuss the Power of Networking and Preparing for the Opportunity.  We continue to focus on professional and career development in order for you to become world class and take your career to the next level.

Join us and bring a friend. Meet some exciting and dynamic young professionals. 

Welcome to the movement!

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November 2017 General Body Meeting
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

November 2017 General Body Meeting

Join our members and guests at this month's meeting. 

We'll learn more from our Committee Chairs and a few community leaders will let you know how to become more informed and better engaged.

Our featured speaker will wrap up our week of professional and career advisement to help you become world class and take your career to the next level.

Join us and bring a friend. Meet some exciting and dynamic young professionals. 

Welcome to the movement!

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Member Exclusive Luncheon: James E. Ukrop
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

Member Exclusive Luncheon: James E. Ukrop

This is exclusive event gives our members time to follow up with Mr. Ukrop in a more informal setting. We invite you to continue an intimate conversation with Mr. Urkop who was a featured speaker at our April 2017 General Body Meeting. Mr. Ukrop is Co-Founder, Partner, and Principal of New Richmond Ventures, which has backed more than a dozen startups.

Space is limited to first 10 members. 

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Fall 2017 Speakers Series: Paul C. Brunson
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Fall 2017 Speakers Series: Paul C. Brunson

Join us as we host a stop of the Fall 2017 Speaker Series with Paul C. Brunson. The National Urban League and Altria is presenting the series to five select cities across the nation. The Fall 2017 Speaker Series was created as an exchange and a learning opportunity for young professionals navigating the terrain of our current employment landscape.

The Speaker Series is “How to Discover What You’re World-Class at Doing – Through Career Pivots" on Monday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m until 9:30 p.m. at Café Zata that will be an interactive presentation that breaks down the research and helps you craft a blueprint to becoming world-class.

WHY does new research recommend switching jobs every 3 years?
HOW do you create a plan to switch jobs frequently?
WHEN should you leave your job (especially if you like it)?
HOW do you avoid burning bridges while setting up your future success?

Your “special thing" or what you’re world-class at doing is what makes you unique. It’s what allows you to create a strong personal brand and become a more successful professional or entrepreneur. You must identify it. Here’s how you start.

In his 15-year professional career, Paul Carrick Brunson (@PaulCBrunson) counts five major job changes. In today’s employment landscape, those changes aren’t the pitfalls they once were. Currently, Mr. Brunson hosts Our World by Black Enterprise, a weekly syndicated network and cable TV show where he interviews today’s top newsmakers and business leaders. He has become recognized internationally as a small business leader. He’s the founder and chairman of the award-winning matchmaking firm, PCBA.

Admission is free; however, seating is limited. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. 

PARKING: Limited and shared parking space along the Cafe Zata building. Additional parking is available across the street. Please look for red sail flags to entrance of parking lot.

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Volunteers Needed: Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union 81st Anniversary
Oct
27
5:45 PM17:45

Volunteers Needed: Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union 81st Anniversary

Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union (RHFCU) invites the ULGRYP to join them for the 81st Anniversary to Hidden Financial Figures. Come meet the Women who made RHFCU what it is today. Volunteers are needed to assist the honorees. Please arrive at 5:45 p.m. at the Terraces at Manchester located at 800 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. Please email service@empowerrichmond.org to assist in making this a great event.

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October 2017 General Body Meeting
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

October 2017 General Body Meeting

Join our members and guests at this month's meeting. 

We'll learn more from our Committee Chairs and a few community leaders will let you know how to become more informed and better engaged.

Our featured speaker is Donna Harrison, Criminal Justice Coordinator with Virginia Veteran and Family Support a part of Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Donna Harrison is the Criminal Justice Coordinator at Virginia Department of Veterans Services/Virginia Veteran and Family Support.  Ms. Harrison spent most of her career with the State working in Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) for over 19 years where she held several direct service positions and later served as the Community Release Unit Supervisor. In her various direct service positions within VADOC, she provided counseling, treatment, and coordinated housing placements and supportive services for incarcerated veterans with special emphasis on individuals with severe medical and mental health needs. In her current role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the Department’s long range plans, policies, and initiatives related to coordination of prevention, intervention, and reintegration resources and services for veterans with exposure to the criminal justice system.  In addition, she promotes interagency collaborations to help prevent service gaps across multiple intercept points for justice-involved veterans. She is also responsible for promoting implementation of veteran dockets throughout the State.  She currently serves as a member of several workgroups under the Governor’s Coordinating Council on Homelessness. She also serves as a member of the Virginia Military and Veterans Coordinating Committee, the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Advisory Group, and the VADOC Incarcerated Veterans Stakeholder workgroup. Ms. Harrison received her Bachelor of Social Work from Hampton University and her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Join us and bring a friend. Meet some exciting and dynamic young professionals. 

Welcome to the movement!

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September 2017 General Body Meeting
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

September 2017 General Body Meeting

We're looking for our members and guests to bring their excitement and enthusiasm to this month's meeting. 

How do you want to Empower Richmond? 

Community Outreach and Service? Social and Cultural? Marketing and Communication? Personal and Professional Development? Political and Civic Engagement? Membership? There's a committee for you and the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Join us and bring a friend. Meet some exciting and dynamic young professionals. 

Welcome to the movement!

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May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Ed Gillespie's Luncheon

Join the Richmond YP for a luncheon with Gubernatorial Candidate, Ed Gillespie! This event will bring Ed Gillespie to YP to discuss his plans for Virginia’s future. This event is first come, first serve. For more information, contact civic@empowerrichmond.org

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May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Richmond YP Governor Town Hall

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Join the Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals for a town hall with Gubernatorial Candidates, Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello! This event was created to bring together our community with those who want to drive Virginia’s future. This is an opportunity for you learn about the issues, make your voice heard, and cast an informed vote in the June 13th Primary.

Moderated by Whitney Harris from WRIC 8 News.

Join us afterwards at Image Restaurant & Lounge located at 1713 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23223.

Hope to see you there!

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Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Business and Entrepreneurship with Jim Ukrop

Join Richmond YP for the March General Body Meeting as business mogul Jim Ukrop hosts a discussion on business and entrepreneurship.

Ukrop is a Co-founder, Partner and Principal of New Richmond Ventures. Ukrop served as the Chairman of Ukrop Super Markets Inc., from 1997 to 2010, where he previously served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Ukrop also served as (Founder) and Chairman of First Market Bank, FSB and much more!

Join us for refreshments at Loft 17 following the event!

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