The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh (ULYP-Greater Pittsburgh), one of sixty-four chapters of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), is a volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. ULYP’s purpose is to assemble Pittsburgh area professionals between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-nine committed to serving the region through activities that support the National Urban League’s Empowerment Goals. NUL launched I AM EMPOWERED, an initiative focusing on four aspirational goals for empowering communities to achieve in education, employment, housing, and healthcare, the cornerstones of our approach

The Empowerment Goals:

  • Education: “Every American child is ready for college, work and life.”
  • Jobs: “Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits.”
  • Housing: “Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms.”
  • Health: “Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions.”

ULYP’s Mission

To support the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh through volunteerism, philanthropy, and membership development.

ULYP’s Vision

To be the region’s leading young professional service organization, and to develop future leaders who contribute to the advancement of minority communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

ULYP’s 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan

Our vision as the 2019 – 2021 executive board is to equip young professionals within the Greater Pittsburgh region, with relevant skills, resources and opportunities. Through our three pillars of engagement, we seek to provide an avenue for our members to not only strive to be the best, but to set the standard. We will provide opportunities for holistic development; focusing on career advancement, civic engagement and the importance of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. A focus on these pillars will provide an advantage, the YP Advantage, to our membership by empowering them to define the movement and drive change in our communities.

Our pillars of engagement include leadership development, community involvement and healthy lifestyle awareness.