National Day of Service 2018: STEAM Ahead Program Recap

National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) chapters nationwide celebrate service by joining together to promote comprehensive STEAM educational opportunities and mentoring each Spring. By planning activities that expose black and minority communities, particularly youth, to fields they are underrepresented in, chapters generate excitement and awareness. Chapters partner with STEAM, STEM, arts and mentoring organizations to Read more about National Day of Service 2018: STEAM Ahead Program Recap[…]

Recap Minority Business Expo

  by Shatoria Means (Guest Blogger) YPN gave away so much knowledge at the Business Expo that was held on November 18, 2017!! If you are a small business owner and you were not in the building you missed out! I mean, so much knowledge. Ok, ok… Not trying to pull a guilt trip on Read more about Recap Minority Business Expo[…]

November Business of the Month

Owners: Christopher Myers and Jensen Mondesir Website: srealtyservices.com Business Mission: Signature Realty Services is a minority owned business focused on bringing home ownership to minorities in urban areas. Unlike other real estate firms that are solely focused on turning profits, here at Signature Realty Services we are committed to empowering those in our communities to Read more about November Business of the Month[…]

November Member of the Month

Current occupation/place of employment: School- Based Occupational Therapist for Speech Rehab Services University(s); Degree(s) obtained: Florida A&M University: Bachelors of Science in Health Science with a concentration in Occupation and Wellness 2011 Florida A&M University: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy 2014 What impact do you want to have on your community? I would love Read more about November Member of the Month[…]

October Member of the Month

Kendra Thomas

October Member of the Month

Current occupation/place of employment: Marketing Program Support Specialist/Tyco Integrated Security

University(s); Degree(s) obtained: University of Connecticut; B.S. Digital Marketing and Analytics

What impact do you want to have on your community?
My hope has always been to encourage and empower those in my community to be their best selves. The impact I would want to have on my community is one that would leave people feeling as if they can do and achieve whatever they set out do.

What originally brought you to ULBCYPN?
Being new to the area, I hoped to gain connections with like-minded people while using the network as a way to develop professionally and personally.

What do you enjoy about being a YP member?
There are so many opportunities for one to be involved and the warm feeling I’ve had at each event I’ve attended.

What is your dream job (a fun one)?
My dream job is to be a brand manager for a celebrity or athlete.

Favorite quote:
“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” Shirley Chisholm

What else can you tell us about yourself?
I am a huge supporter of the #BlackGirlMagic movement and will deem just about anything Black girl magical. I’ve even done a TED talk about #BlackGirlMagic

Nominate Someone Today!

Have you noticed a YPN member stepping up, taking action, and making a difference in the movement? If so, nominate them today for Member of the Month and help us highlight the amazing work of our members!

Remember, Member involvement is truly where progress is built!
Contact YPN_membership@ulbcfl.org for more info. […]

October General Body Meeting

With the November 8th elections right around the corner, it is imperative that we understand our rights as voters, the ballot, and the entire voting process. Join us for our general body meeting where our featured speakers will discuss these topics. We are also conducting a Voters Registration Contest. Rules to the contest is below. Read more about October General Body Meeting[…]