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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Potential Mentor,

    Thank you so much for attending the Mentor Orientation on last week. A committed mentor can provide insight, direction, and inspiration that can last a lifetime in a young person’s life.

    Mentor applications materials are due by Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3pm.  Please feel free to scan and email information to .

    The following information is required to complete Mentor packet:  

    ü Mentor Application (click to download)

    ü Mentor Survey (click to download)

    ü Background Check Form (click to download)

    ü Copy of Government issued ID

    Dates to remember:

    q Friday, October 30, 2015-All mentor packets and  background fee are due.

    q Week of November 9, 2015-Screening of  Mentor packets and phone interviews

    q Thursday, December 3, 2015-Mentor Training 5pm-8pm

    q Thursday, December 10, 2015-Mentor/Mentee Mixer 5:30p-8pm

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at 404-546-3653 or via email at

    Thanks again so much for your interest in becoming a mentor!


    Warmest Regards,

    Cheanatha Murphy Vaughn, MPA

    Senior Advocate Counselor 

    Urban Youth Empowerment Program


    Urban League of Greater Atlanta

    Empowerment Center

    2 City Plaza @ 72 Marietta Street N.W.  1st Floor

    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Direct: 404-546-3653

    Cell: 404-482-4538


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  • Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 6th Annual Entrepreneur Boot Camp was a success! More than 60 participants spent last Saturday at Clark Atlanta University with ULGA-YP and received crash course training and guidance from leaders in the Atlanta business community on topics like “Business Plan Development,” “Marketing Your Brand,” and “Raising Capital.”

    Here are a few memorable quotes from some of our speakers:

    See your network not as competition, but as collaborative forces.” - Patrice C. Washington, Morning Keynote Speaker

    Get past the old you in order to get to the new you.” - O.J. Flowers, Session Lead, Franchising - The Other Entrepreneur

    People matter, therefore, relationships matter. Business is all personal!” - Jay Bailey, Session Lead, Networking for Funding

    See more event highlights by using the hashtag #YPEBC15 on all social media. Planning has already begun for #YPEBC16! If you’d like to help, email for details.

    Photos from the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Pre-Mixer and Camp last Saturday at Clark Atlanta University // #YPEBC15

    Posted by Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals (ULGA-YP) on Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the President's Desk -- This day in history:

    The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States.  This Act made it easier for Southern Blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting were made illegal; it prohibits racial discrimination in voting.

    All Americans should exercise their right to vote in each and every election. No Vote, No Voice!!!

    Email to help plan our annual Super Saturday event where we will dive into the who (positions you vote for and how they impact your life), what (elections types are coming up), when (timing for elections), where (finding your polling place), how (ensuring you're prepared and able to vote), and how much (what it costs when you DON'T vote) of voting, as well as other various pressing topics that affect OUR community!!!

    #‎WeGotNow‬ ‪#‎YPSS2015‬

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Actress Keke Palmer and four amazing young men from the Urban Youth Empowerment Program accepted honors at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Spirit of the League luncheon on May 29. UYEP’s value was on full display as the young men shared their heartwarming stories of overcoming hardship and disadvantages with guidance from UYEP staff.

    The young Spirit of the League awardees all had faced brushes with the law, trouble in school, and dubious futures before they connected with the League. Once enrolled in UYEP, they have blossomed, embraced a sense of hope and connection to community, and are actively engaged in post-secondary educational and career opportunities.

    We are often assailed by the news here in Atlanta and across our nation of the bleak prospects for lower-income young black men, in particular. UYEP and other ULGA programs are addressing the issue head on and making a tangible difference in the lives of young people and their communities.

    ULGA is now seeking funding to continue UYEP, which began in 2013 with two years of funding from the US Department of Labor with the goal to connect 115 out of school and unemployed youth with high demand career pathways, education and employment that will lead them to the middle class. The achievements of the young people in the current UYEP cohort have proven what the League has known all along: That, given the chance, young men and women in our communities will work hard and become positive contributors to society.

    Learn more about ULGA's Youth Empowerment Programs at

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Be A Hero and Support The Urban League of Greater Atlanta!

    Have you ever been part of a movement? This is your chance! NOW thru Thursday, November 13th join other Urban League supporters in a state-wide "movement of giving." Everyone can be a philanthropist - even a $10 donation will make an incredible difference!

    Our goal is to raise funds that will go directly to provide empowering Job Readiness & Employment, Housing Counseling, Youth Mentorship and Entrepreneurship programs that have proven to change thousands lives for the better.

    Here's How To Get Involved!

    Step 1: Visit the ULGATL GA Gives Day Webpage NOW thru November 13th to learn more about The Urban League of Greater Atlanta and what we do.

    Step 2: Make a donation of any amount. Remember the more you give the more lives we can change.

    Step 3: Share with your friends and followers why you gave by clicking the share buttons on our profile page and be sure to use the #EmpowerATL hashtag and tag us in the post!


    Forward this post! Share our page: ULGATL GA Gives Day Webpage on Facebook and Twitter using our hashtag #EmpowerATL! Help us get the word out about GA Gives Day as we #EmpowerATL.

    We are so grateful for your continued support and generosity. Let's join together and create a "movement of giving" for The Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

    Remember donations can be made
    NOW thru November 13th

    Together let's #EmpowerATL!


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  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    United Way Gives - Check with your employer to see if they participate in this program.

    Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - "Giving From My Heart to Yours" Urban League of Greater Atlanta #38637

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals Members, Friends, and Supporters,

    You are invited to attend the National Action Network rally for Michael Brown this Sunday. Please wear your YP T-shirts so we can be well represented. If you do not have one, please contact Fundraising Chair Phillip Terrill at to purchase one.

    Dear Partners,

    The execution of Michael Brown by Ferguson police has sparked national outrage.  The National Action Network will be hosting a Community Leadership Briefing on the Michael Brown case this upcoming Sunday September 21, at 3:00 p.m. at our Southeast Regional Office located at 623 Peeples St. Atlanta, Georgia. We will be joined by the family of Michael Brown, Jr, the young man killed by police in Ferguson, MO.

    Michael's parents, Ms. Leslie McSpadden and Mr. Michael Brown Sr., along with their Attorney, Ben Crump, will brief the leadership on the latest developments of the case and discuss our strategy on moving forward in pursuit of justice for Michael Brown.

    At 3:30 PM we will hold a Press Conference in the front of NAN's Southeast Regional Office.  We are requesting your presence as we stand in solidarity in support of seeking justice for Michael Brown.

    Immediately following the Press Conference there will be a Community Mass Rally at West Hunter Baptist Church located at 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA. The rally will begin at 4:00 p.m.

    Thank you in advance for your participation and your assistance. Please share this information with your congregation, constituents, and network.

    Please RSVP your attendance for the Community Leadership Briefing and Press Conference by emailing Deymen Byam at or calling our office at (678)732-0405

    Yours in progress,


    Reverend Charles L. White, Jr.

    National Field Director


  • Monday, September 15, 2014 6:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you a leader in the workplace who seeks additional training to move career to the next level? Is your business idea ready to be shared with the world? Are you ready to make a career change, but unsure about what’s next for you? Are you a change agent who needs skills to continue to affect change in your community? Are you graduating from college and need a blueprint for your first year out of school? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the LEAD[YP] conference is for you.

    Learn, grow, and network with diverse Millennials and Gen-Xers from across the country as you continue to LEAD in your community. Join us in Birmingham, AL on January 15-18 and kick off 2015 with a renewed determination to LEAD!

    Invest In You:

  • Monday, September 15, 2014 6:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ULGA-YP has been invited to attend the Political Cocktails event to engage the GA Governor Nathan Deal on minority small business and micro-enterprise entrepreneurs.

    More details and RSVP at

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