About

The Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals 

Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals (Richmond YP) is a volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-45 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. 

If you are ready to make a difference, contribute to the progress of achieving equality, develop as a person, professional and leader, then make that move and get empowered. Your presences in NULYP will definitely Empower Communities and Change Lives. Become a part of the Greater Richmond Young Professionals.

Founded in 1999, YP supports the Urban League Greater Richmond through its I AM EMPOWERED programs. Join us as we empower Richmond through one of our EMPOWERMENT campaigns.

Our mission is to support the Urban League Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development.

 
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History

Urban League of Greater Richmond

Since 1913, the Urban League of Greater Richmond has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Our goals are to continue strengthening current programs and expand according to community needs. As the community determines service gaps, the Urban League will coordinate efforts to fill those gaps.

The National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.