The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULYPGSO) is part of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) which consist of over 40 chapters in the country helping to advance 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 of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) affiliate, which is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.
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 (Dayton). ULYPGSO seeks to have a transformative effect on the region through service and development of our members as agents of change in the community and workplace. We seek to provide YP’s a platform to exchange ideas, learn and network with others from various backgrounds while expanding their professional network.
The Greater Cincinnati Urban League was founded in 1948 as an independent social service agency dedicated to the enhancement of economic opportunities for African Americans in the tri-state area. Over the years, the Greater Cincinnati Urban League has focused its efforts on five initiatives; training and job placement, advocacy, health, youth development and leadership. In 2013, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio was created with a regional approach including two divisions: Greater Cincinnati Urban League and Miami Valley Urban League. These divisions are under the leadership of President and CEO Mrs. Donna Jones Baker
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 nearly 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.