The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULYP-GSO) exists for the sole purpose of advancing the Urban League Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. We harness the talents, drive and compassion of men and women, ages 21 – 40, to generate direct and consistent support for the mission the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) affiliate, which is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency. The Affiliate carries out its mission by offering highly effective programs and services through its two divisions: the Greater Cincinnati Urban League and the Miami Valley Urban League (serving the Greater Dayton area).
ULYPGSO is a regional chapter with two divisions: Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Cincinnati (ULYPGC) and Urban League Young Professionals of Miami Valley (ULYPMV). Through a regional approach we are able to have a greater impact not only for Young Professionals but also the Greater Cincinnati and Miami Valley region. ULYPGSO seeks to have a transformative effect on the region through service and development of our members as agents of change in the community. We seek to provide YP’s a platform to exchange ideas, learn and network with others from various backgrounds while expanding their professional network.
Membership Development. Members are trained, developed and empowered to become leaders within the civil rights movement and society-at-large. Active participation in specially-designed programs and seminars stimulates a heightened awareness of political and social issues as well as an increased capacity to craft and lead high-impact projects. We cultivate skills that are beneficial in a number of settings and transferable across sectors.
Volunteerism. The ULGSO operates a variety of acclaimed and nationally recognized programs in Workforce Development, Youth Development, Business Development and Entrepreneurship, and Diversity Promotion. The Young Professionals heed the call of service to the Affiliate by serving as after school tutors, mock interviewers and event volunteers, in addition to filling many other roles that are imperative for programmatic success.
Philanthropy. Members of the ULYP-GSO understand that it takes personal investments of time, talent and treasure to advance the mission of the Urban League and, thus, are very supportive of fundraising efforts led by both the Auxiliary and the Affiliate. Ten percent of membership dues are donated to the ULGSO, while the remaining portion is used to offset operating costs for Young Professionals programming. The group also executes Affiliate-sanctioned fundraising initiatives to meet its goal.
Social activities are regularly planned to provide young local leaders the opportunity to mingle and get to know one another in fun, relaxed atmospheres. Social capital is a critical element of personal and professional success, so we encourage members to have a good time and make lifelong friends.
Network with the nation’s most talented and socially-conscious young professionals as a member of both the local chapter and the National Urban League Young Professionals. Advertise for free in select ULYP-GSO publications. Receive exclusive invitations to sponsored events, such as lectures, book signings, performances and more. Enjoy discounts and other special affinity offers throughout the membership term.
Become a Member
Anyone can join the ULYP-GSO and get involved with the Young Professionals’ Movement. There are three levels of membership: General (ages 21 – 40) at $50, Student (ages 18 – 20) at $25 and Advisory (40+) at $75. The membership term runs from January through December. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. You can also call 513.559.5587. For more information please visit the Young Professional’s website at www.ulypgso.org.