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What are the ULMS Young Professionals all about?

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Young Professionals (ULMS-YPs) is a volunteer auxiliary group that targets young adults ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. As one component of the National Urban League, Young Professional chapters across the country support their local affiliates by focusing on uplifting five key areas of empowerment: education and youth; workforce development; public health; civic engagement and advocacy; and housing.

Interested in joining our chapter? Click below!

Young Professionals at a Glance

Overview

We define a ‘Young Professional’ as anyone between the ages of 21-40 who is committed to their career and personal development – no matter the chosen occupation.

We are all dedicated to our community; committed to seeking innovative solutions to persistent societal problems; and motivated to excel and prosper in our professional and personal endeavors.

The ULMS Young Professionals (ULMS-YPs) group was first realized through the vision of three diligent young professionals — (1) Jeanette James, (2) Gina Moore Saunders, and (3) Angela Brooks — under the auspices of its local affiliate, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS).

Since 2005, the ULMSYPs have supported both the local Seattle affiliate as well as emerging local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership.

To be eligible for membership in the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Young Professionals, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be between the ages of 21-40
  • Pay the annual $120.00 membership dues 
  • Live or work in the Greater Seattle/King County Area

Listed below are just a few of the major benefits that dues-paying members of ULMS-YP enjoy:

  • Invitations to exclusive ‘Member Only’ events
  • Access to the private ULMS-YP Facebook group (Forums, Job Board, early ULMS-YP Announcements, Member Directory, etc.)
  • Networking with Community and Business Leaders
  • Input on future ULMS-YP activities, events, & committees
  • Exclusive Membership only ULMS-YP Merchandise
  • Free tickets to the Urban League’s Annual Breakfast
  • Additional on-site event perks (VIP, free food/drinks, etc.)
  • Membership dues are tax deductible

General body meetings for the ULMS-YPs will be held every 3rd Thursday of the month (except for July & August) at 7:00P.M. beginning January 19, 2023. 

Meetings will be held in-person (unless otherwise noted) and are open to non-members. 

PLEASE NOTE: only official ULMS-YP members may vote during general body meetings and/or hold committee management positions. 

General body meeting location details will be provided upon interest form submission or membership completion. 

  • Do I have to be an official member to participate with ULMS-YPs? No. Community members can still participate in and attend ULMS-YP events & activities. Community members can also attend ULMS-YP general body meetings, however, they cannot participate in a leadership or committee management capacity. Only official ULMS-YP members will receive exclusive invitations to member only events, discounts and/or free entrance for high-profile ULMS and/or ULMS-YP activities, and free ULMS-YP member only merchandise. If you’re interested in staying in the loop with ULMS-YP, be sure to join the email subscriber list for free at the bottom of this page!

 

  • Why do I need to pay membership dues? A one-time annual dues payment is required of all active ULMS-YP members. This ensures that the chapter has funding support from its members to use for ULMS-YP activities, events, and programs.

 

  • What if I can’t pay my dues membership all at once? If the one-time annual payment is not feasible, monthly and quarterly payment options are also available. 

The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYPs) was unveiled at the 1999 National Urban League Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Marcus Mitchell assumed the role of President and under his leadership the organization began to define itself and to carve out its role in the National Urban League movement.

To visit the National Urban League Young Professionals website, please click here.

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  • Priority Notification for Ticketing & Events
  • First Look Access for New Programming & Services
  • Exclusive ULMS/ULMS-YP Content Designed to Help You Empower & Change Lives in Your Community
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