Program Initiatives

Program Initiatives

Conferences

ACE

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ULYPMT hosts or participates in the five conferences below on an annual basis to achieve our national and affiliate goals: economic empowerment (jobs and financial literacy), education, affordable and adequate housing, and affordable and quality healthcare, and youth advocacy.

 

A.C.E. Conference

 

A two-day conference, hosted by ULYPMT, that provides young professionals the tools necessary to Advocate for advancement in leadership positions, Connect innovative ideas through effective communication and leave attendees Empowered with the solutions to make a lasting impact.

 

National Urban League Conference

 

Hosted by the National Urban League, with a focus on our national goals. This conference also gives all young professionals the opportunity to network with seasonal and more experienced professions in various fields: healthcare, education, law, engineering, technology, government, e.t.c. 

 

Legislative Policy

 

Hosted by the National Urban League, Urban League CEOs, and supporters–representing the more than 2 million clients it serves in 300 communities around the country. Urban League Young Professions gather with the National Urban League and partners to press elected leaders for solutions to create growth and opportunity. Delegates engage in face-to-face meetings with key Congressional leaders, federal officials, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus to advocate for the National Urban League’s priorities.

 

Whitney M. Young

 

Provides an environment for young professionals and new leaders of the Urban League movement to get trained in applicable roles as officers and committee chairs. It also advises young professionals with the skills to continue to affect change in their community. All of the above help us learn, grow, and network with diverse Millennials and Gen-Xers from across the country as we continue to lead in our community.

 

Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon

 

Biggest fundraiser, hosted by Urban League of Middle TN, with the aim of achieving  its goal of economic empowerment through job training and employment. This is also tied to the annual golf tournament to get sponsors.

 

TN Weekend

 

Bringing the four chapters (Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Nashville) in Tennessee together to have a best practice conference in Nashville. There is also a social component; workshop topics include commitment level, all presidents-VP session, membership engagement, fundraising, ladies who lead and men who lead, etc.


Holiday Party (Food and Toy Drive)

 

Hosted by ULYPMT in partnership with one of our primary sponsors and community partners. The purpose of the event is to provide a fun event for all young professionals, sponsors, and partners around the end of the year that also serves a purpose of collecting and donating food items and  toys for children, youth-based nonprofits,  and shelters.

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Experience Series (Wealth, Education, Employment, Healthcare and Home)

Hosted by ULYPMT throughout the fiscal year, with a focus on the subjects above. ULYPMT partners with experts in the applicable subjects to educate and provide hands-on workshops to the general public and young professionals. ULYPMT meets to conduct business every fourth Thursday of the month. We have at least 12 per year and sometimes give gift cards, food, drinks  to members,  speakers, partners, and guests.


Bridgestone Commercial – ULYPMT Professional Development and Diversity

 

Annual program that pairs up  ULYPMT members with  mentors that work as sponsors based companies (or sponsors invited companies). The program helps develop the young professionals, offer advice, and provide privileged information that could help attain advancement and(or) job   opportunity, in particular, career field.


A.C.E. It – Lunch and Learn series  

 Similar to the ACE conference objectives, but takes the  form of a lunch and learn  that helps develop specific  professional skills in a month. Topics range from corporate communication, leadership, success, and customer service.

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Community Service

 

ULYPMT provides many community and civic based events throughout the year, in collaboration with the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), Urban League of Middle TN (ULMT),  National Urban League (NUL), and other locally based organizations, elections, companies, and community leaders

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Comcast Cares (National Day of Service)

 

A collaboration between Comcast, teachers, and young professional volunteers to help improve a school visual appearance (painting, light renovating, and building objects like shelves, benches, etc.)

 

National Day of Empowerment

 

A national initiative that all young professional chapters across the nation participate in, supervised by the National Urban League Young Professionals. Each year focus on a particular theme and is primarily hands on.  Examples of themes are Science, technology, engineering, art, math, loans, GREEN initiatives, e.t.c.

 

Town Hall and Election forums

 

ULYPMT utilize some of  its general body meetings or in lieu of its general body meetings  to host local, state, and national election advocacy forums that seeks solutions to community issues and  provides candidates the opportunity to educate voters on the election process,  respective  platforms, and  how  they supports our goals: economic empowerment (jobs and financial literacy), education, affordable and adequate housing, youth advocacy, and affordable and quality healthcare.

 

Voter Registrations

 

ULYPMT conducts several voter education and  registrations throughout the year for the  community.

 

Project Ready/ Tutoring/ Mentorship

 

ULYPMT assists our affiliate with this Saturday academy for high school students. This program prepares students for the ACT and provides an opportunity for young professionals to advise high school students on how to choose, prepare,  live, and get valuable information on colleges and universities.

ULYPMT assist our affiliate with this Saturday academy for high school students. This program prepares students for the ACT and provides an opportunity for young professionals to advise high school students on how to choose, prepare,  live, and get valuable information on colleges and universities.


Join Week

An annual recruitment and retention program for new members and potential members hosted by ULYPMT. This program provides the environment to gain in-depth information about the organization,  to communicate its expectations, and to serve the community.  New and prospective members also participate in fun team building activities that engender connection with more seasonal members.