According to Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals Executive Board Member Jessica Rhodes,
The mission of the Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals movement is to enable African Americans and other under-served groups to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. DFWULYP is comprised of Committees with Initiatives that center our community to enable them to achieve lifelong impact.
Being civically engaged, having access to capital and resources are just a few metrics we use to identify our significance.
Our Professional Development committee empowers members to invest in opportunities that encourage depth and growth with their personal equity.
Civic Engagement means being involved both locally and nationally through policy reform, sitting on local boards, holding candidate forums, census work, and education of local initiatives that directly impact the community at large.
Most recently, we challenged ourselves to create a giving fund to respond to the needs of our Community who were financially affected by COVID-19. A portion of the funds garnered from North Texas Giving Day will be allocated to causes like this, as well as our local Affiliate return.
We are a 100 percent volunteer organization whose Executive Leadership board (27 and counting) spends on average 150 hours a week to forward the movement. Our annual board dues, as well as our membership dues go directly to fund our programs and projects.
Although we are currently operating as an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League and National Urban League Young Professionals; having a local affiliate return to Dallas would allow us to scale our efforts in a way to make more than four times the impact and reach we currently have.
We are looking to make Dallas Fort-Worth Urban League Young Professionals the premier African American Leadership Organization in the DFW area. Consistently striving to provide quality life enhancement programs to underserved and underprivileged communities of people of color is the goal.
Join us in this collective movement of centering our communities now and for generations to come.
* Graphic and photo provided by Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals
In 11 years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $290 million into the North Texas community. In 2019, more than $50 million was raised through more than 169,000 gifts benefiting over 2,988 area nonprofits.
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