Our Mission

ULHRYP’s mission is to engage young professionals in the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ movement towards the achievement of social and economic equality. ULHRYP does this by providing an effective forum through which young professionals can support the Urban League’s more than 100 affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

We support the goals and mission of the Urban League of Hampton Roads by serving our communities and developing our members through mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, economic empowerment, political engagement, and leadership development programs. Our chapter implements local programs in support of the Urban League of Hampton Roads empowerment agenda, which include:

  • Education and Youth Empowerment
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Health and Quality of Life Empowerment
  • Civic Engagement Empowerment
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment

ULHRYP also works to strengthen our members by encouraging them to achieve balance in their lives even as they work to strengthen their communities. To this end, ULHRYP strives to develop programs that encourage individual members’ personal and professional development.

If you are interested in becoming a young professional with the Urban League of Hampton Roads, click here.

Our History

The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans and others to enter the economic and social mainstream. It celebrated 100 years in 2010. Headquartered in New York City, NUL spearheads the nonprofit, nonpartisan movement, while Urban League affiliates operate in more than 100 cities in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. affiliate, founded in 1978, implements its mission by providing services and programs in education, employment, health, and housing to Hampton Roads communities through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community mobilization, and collaboration throughout communities.

The Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals was founded in the spring of 2005.