The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals and Identity Engineers present, Personality Powered Networking. Dubbed as the “eHarmony of Networking,” Personality Powered Networking was designed to help professionals make meaningful business connections. Learn your personality type and how it relates to others, and then use this information to network with other professionals based on compatibility.
The event will be facilitated by Jason William Johnson, M.A. of Identity Engineers, a Chicago area firm that utilizes psychological principles as a foundation to provide professional development and organizational consulting, provide one-on-one coaching, design new businesses and products, and create unique branding and event experiences.
Be A Better Bud is an online platform to empower communities through volunteer service project competitions. The National Urban League Young Professionals is the first organization to take part in Be A Better Bud. Created by Anheuser Busch, the NULYP Be A Better Bud initiative puts focus on improving education and economic empowerment in the communities they serve together!
Here’s where we need your help:
VOTE FOR OUR VIDEOS! We are submitting four videos that show our involvement and commitment to the community. The videos showcase “An Evening with Microsoft,” Entrepreneur Boot Camp and our National Day of Service projects. Your votes can help raise our visibility in the contest! All we need is a minimum of 50 votes for the chance to win a $4000 unrestricted grant to use toward future projects and initiatives. Additional cash awards will be made to outstanding YP Chapter Community Service Projects on July 27, 2013 at the national conference in Philadelphia!
Not so Microsoft savvy? Or, maybe you are and just need a refresher on a few things? In February, we will kick off our professional and personal development series with “An Evening with Microsoft.” These one hour FREE workshops are designed to help you get a better understanding of the Microsoft products and services, while making you a stronger more competent and capable professional!
The next session will be held Monday, May 6. Topics discussed will include:
- “Managing Data with Ease”
- “Effective Presentations”
“An Evening with Microsoft” is open to anyone, so feel free to spread the message among your friends and co-workers. Stay tuned for the next workshop!
Reserve your spot: http://eveningwithmicrosoftmay2013.eventbrite.com
Check out what you missed in February!
In 1963, more than a quarter-million people came together in Washington, DC for The Great March for Jobs and Freedom, a watershed moment in black history. As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this event and reflect on the progress we’ve made toward economic equality, we are faced with the sobering truth that—while much has been achieved—so much more needs to be done.
- Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals is proud to support the 37th edition of the State of Black America, Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America. This year’s publication features essays by an esteemed group of thought-leaders from leading corporations, not-for-profit organizations, academia and news media, as well as members of the President’s cabinet and federal lawmakers.
Support the cause and read more about purchasing the book or viewing it online.
The sun is out and the weather is nice!! Couldn’t you use an excuse to just unwind? Then join us at Cruzado Lounge for “The Happy Hour Experience” on Thursday, April 18th. Leave the stresses of the work day at the door and come chill and network with some of the most driven young professionals in Atlanta…oh, and I little Courvosier won’t hurt either! Details below:
Courvosier and Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professional present
“The Happy Hour Experience at Cruzado Lounge”
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 9:00p.m.
Where: Cruzado Lounge
366 5th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Hope to see you there!
The National Urban League Young Professionals will participate in its 10th Annual National Day of Service (NDoS). The NDoS focus this year will be on GREEN Initiatives with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) disciplines. The program is a service commitment during the week of April 22nd partnering with local Affiliate Project Ready programs and middle/high schools within the Urban League communities.
This year’s program objectives are as follows:
- Advocate the importance of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover
- Bring awareness on Green initiatives and the impact to the environment
- Educate students on the variety of careers in S.T.E.M related fields
- Teach students how to be better Environmental Ambassadors
Now, here’s where you come in. We would love to engage 65 volunteers to serve during National Day of Service. A volunteer would be anyone who is facilitating, coordinating or working the program. We also want to raise $500 for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Project Ready, STEM or Youth Empowerment programs. In addition, we’d like to identify the economic impact of Green Initiatives and show students simple ways to impact Green initiatives. If you’re interested, be sure to attend our volunteer training session. Details are below.
When: April 17, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: ULGA Office (Computer Lab)
100 Edgewood Ave. (inside the United Way building)
* light appetizers and beverages provided
Are you in?
If so, help us support the movement on April 26 at Sandtown Middle School and April 27 at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School. See below for details.
When: Friday, April 26th
Where: Sandtown Middle School
Our focus will be on STEMworks. Available shifts are below.
- Shift #1: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Shift #2: 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Shift #3 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
When: Saturday, April 27th
Where: M. Agnes Jones Elementary School
Our focus will be grounds beautification. Hours are below.
- Start Time:8:00 AM
- End Time:12:30 PM
Interested in volunteering?
For Friday April 26, 2013 - Please email Ciji Tatum at email@example.com.
For Saturday April 27, 2013 - Please click here
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals is happy to announce an exciting partnership we’ve developed with Lifestyle and Procrastination Expert Chris Cooper as well as our access and participation to his upcoming ultimate personal and professional development encounter, “Limitless Atlanta!”
This one day high-energy, interactive experience was designed with the savvy young professional and entrepreneur in mind. If you missed last night’s “What’s Your Hashtag” personal branding seminar, you missed a big treat. Chris gave a sneak peek video of his conference and one lucky ULGA-YP member won a free VIP ticket to the event. Congratulations, again to Rebecca Collet!
The event is being held on April 27th at the W Hotel Downtown and is sure to be an event You do not want to miss!
An added bonus!
Chris is offering our membership a 50%+ discount until April 15th. This is equivalent to $100 off your ticket. For a limited time, you can bring a friend for FREE as long as you register by April 7th! Our Promo Discount Code is: ULYPGA so don’t delay REGISTER NOW!!!
For more information please visit: www.ChrisCooperLive.com
To celebrate its commitment to the community, Boost Mobile is teaming up with Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals, by hosting the “NBA Game Time Tour” with NBA Player Jeff Teague at a local Boost Mobile store on April 13 from 3-5pm. Teague will be on site to greet fans and sign autographs.
In addition, Boost Mobile will be donating $5,000 to Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. Please come out and support Boost Mobile and ULGA-YP! Details below.
What: Boost Mobile Presents the “NBA Game Time Tour”
When: April 13, 2013
Where: Boost Mobile Retail Store
4606 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
So, what’s YOUR hashtag?
Branding is not just for companies or celebrities. Each of us is in fact our own brand. Personal branding is simply the process by which we market ourselves to others in our personal and professional lives. By paying attention to a few key aspects of creating a personal brand, anyone can learn to position themselves successfully. The surge of social media has also become an important tool in creating and managing your personal brand both online and in daily life.
Interested in learning more? Join us Monday, April 1st as we present a special interactive event designed to instruct you on how to be your own public relations expert.
“What’s Your Hashtag?
Date: April 1, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. (promptly) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 595 North Event Center
“What Your Hashtag?” will begin with a discussion lead by Meredith Mobley, ULGA-YP member and owner, Thought Bubble Communications, on the concepts of personal branding and tips needed to create a successful personal brand followed by a Q&A. Following the discussion will be an interactive portion modeled after the previously successful “Connect 4” networking event.
Attendees will be placed into groups and will rotate around the room with their developed “hashtag” based on what was learned in the discussion. As with any networking event, please bring your business cards in order to make business contacts. Hope to see you Monday!
RSVP here: http://whatsyourhashtag.eventbrite.com
Open Hand volunteers package meals, drive meal delivery routes, and works with senior health and wellness programs. On Saturday, March 16th, ULGA-YP and members will deliver pre-packaged meals to the elderly and people with disabilities.
We will divide the routes into groups of 2 to 3 people to deliver these meals.
- Address: 176 Ottley Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30324
- What to wear: Although there is no strict dress code for delivery, please, remember that you are representing Open Hand to our clients and the community.
- Arrival Time: New drivers should report to Open Hand at 10am for a 30 minute training. You will begin delivering immediately after your training. Returning volunteers may arrive between 9-10:30am to pick up their route.
- What to bring: Please bring an ink pen for taking notes, and a cell phone. If you have a GPS it is recommended that you bring it, although it is not required as we provide thorough turn-by-turn directions to each client’s home.
All minors under the age of 16 will need to have their confirmation sheets signed by a parent/guardian and brought with them when they arrive to volunteer at Open Hand.
We need YOUR help. Get involved by emailing James Williams, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 15th.
To learn more about Project Open Hand and how they deliver thousands of meals to Atlantans each week, please visit their website.