The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
The mission of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) movement is to empower people of color to secure self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
The Young Professionals (YPs) is an auxiliary organization of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. As such, the Young Professionals are driven to promote the mission of its parent organization through community service and professional development.

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The National Urban League Young Professionals are celebrating 15 years of service to communities across the country and a premiere leadership development training ground.  If you or your community has benefited from the value NULYP provides in 64 communities across this country, or if you believe in training young professionals 21-40 to be NOW leaders, give $15 today.

We are NULYP!

  • Just last year over 100 of our leaders received top honors, like top 40 under 40.
  • NULYP raised over $1 million for NUL affiliates in the past 15 years.
  • NULYP served over 100,000 volunteer service hours in the last year alone.
  • We are non-profit CEOs, elected officials, business owners, and corporate, government and non-profit superstars.

Our Programs

  • Leadership Training:  We are trained to manage volunteer cadres, manage projects and raise dollars for National Urban League causes
  • Advocacy Training:  We are community organizers and political influencers
  • Mentoring/Volunteering:  We encourage mentor youth and serve a variety of programs/causes
  • Coalition Building:  We share best practices and building relationships with partner organizations
  • Jobs, Education, Wealth, Respect:  We support issues that are important to our collective future 



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Take the "I Am Empowered" Pledge                                     

What is it all about? The National Urban League celebrates its centennial by launching the I AM EMPOWERED initiative, instilling a message of hope and individual empowerment to make a lasting difference.  Focused on four aspirational goals for America, in the areas of education, employment, housing and health care, I AM EMPOWERED is galvanizing millions of people to take a pledge to commit to help achieve the goals by 2025! Click here to take the pledge.

I AM EMPOWERED reminds everyone of the power of the individual to become a force for change by encouraging collective action to bring change to entire communities and urban areas.  Become a part of the excitement and celebrate a legacy of service as the National Urban League prepares for the next 100 years of progress!