Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals

Welcome to the Valley, where the sun shines bright and the Greater Phoenix Urban League movement is going strong. Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals (GPHXULYP) was founded in 2005 to provide opportunities for professional development, civic engagement and community empowerment among professionals ages 21 to 40.

Join a National Movement

Our organization is the local chapter of National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary founded in 1999 to enable young go-getters to empower their communities and change lives. Our mission is to support the Urban League movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership development.

NULYP started off with people just like you – people looking for an opportunity to make a difference. Now is your time! There has never been a more urgent need for people with your talent, drive and compassion across the Valley of the Sun. Learn more about NULYP and our local YP chapter. Sign up to become a member.


How to Become a YP Member

Membership in Greater Phoenix Urban League YP is $60 per year and is open to any individuals ages 21 to 40 who are interested in empowering this community. Dues may be paid online or in person at a General Body Meeting, held every third Thursday or as necessary at 7:00 PM.  The location of the meeting varies depending upon the programming for that month. Our members ONLY Town Hall meeting is held biannually and information will be sent via email.



 Membership lasts for a term of one year and includes full membership in the Greater Phoenix Urban League. Complete the online application now.


GPHXULYP Membership dues are used to fund the programs of both the Greater Phoenix Urban League and the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals. Together, we help make our city a more equitable place for all.

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Previous events

The Career Masterclass

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University of Phoenix, 1625 W Fountainhead Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85282

Join YP for a one day boot-camp style training to assist individuals with preparing and improving their resumes along with interviewing tips and tricks.

•What are those recruiters up to? ◦What recruiters look for when they see your application/resume

◦30-60 sec rule ▪Did you know that employers/recruiters may decide to accept or reject a resume in 60 or fewer seconds?

•Resume do’s and don’ts ◦Learn the essentials of how to write a resume that will help you showcase your greatest strengths.

◦Workshop participants will have the chance to have their resume reviewed by HR professionals.

•Interview etiquette ◦Presentation on do’s and don’ts during an interview •30 second elevator pitch-interview edition

◦Mock interviews ▪We will provide a mock scenario and interview questions

▪Peer/HR professional will give constructive feedback on overall interview, body language, speech, and mannerisms •After the interview...what's next? How to follow up after the interview ◦When the interview is over, proper thank you notes to send ◦What to do if you haven't heard from the employer/recruiter in a while. ◦If you received a job offer from the employer ◦When you didn’t get the job.. keep it professional!

Speed Networking

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Bitters Bar & Food , 1455 N Scottsdale RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

As part of the 2018 Lead Week, YP is bringing back our beloved Speed Networking event. Join us as we connect the Movers & Shakers throughout the valley in a networking event unlike any other. Last year we received an incredible response so we had to bring this event back! Meet, Connect & Repeat.

General Public $10, Members $5

Leading The Pack: Developing Presentation Skills To Advance Your Career

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Microsoft Store , 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Join Microsoft + YP as we present our guests with the tools to improve their Pitching and Presentation skills, to communicate effectively, evoke confidence, and display the leadership skills necessary to advance! Pitching and presenting is an essential part to developing your career.

This will be a free, 1 hour, hands-on workshop on Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Engaging, powerful and easy-to-create presentations have never been easier.

During this workshop you will learn how to: • Learn how to command attention and Design effective presentations for pitches and presentations • Add visual elements for aesthetic appeal • Incorporate data, charts and graphs • Make an impact by using all of the key, new features that PowerPoint has to offer

2018 Youth Leadership Summit

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Microsoft Corporation , 60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy #1200, Tempe, AZ 85281

Join the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals at our 3rd Annual Youth Leadership Summit, on Saturday, April 14th. We will be convening at 9:00am at Microsoft Corporation. Join us for a day of career exploration, college preparation, and team building with your community. The summit is open to high school students, and registration is limited.

Panera Fundraising with YP

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Panera Bread, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Come support YP as we partner with Panera Bread to help raise funds for our organization to continue helping fulfill initiatives of the mission to Elevate Phoenix!!

How it works: 1. Grab a friend or two, better yet four or more

  1. Go to the Panera on 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281 on March28, 2018 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

  2. Show them the flyer in print, on your phones or simply mention Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals at checkout so the sale can go toward the fundraiser.

  3. In the end, a whopping 20% of each Panera order will go toward GPHXULYP. Talk about a good chunk of pasta dollars.

You can't make it? No worries, you can order online.

Ordering Online for Rapid Pick-Up orDelivery?

Enter "FUND" as your Promo Code to have a portion of your proceeds donated to GPHXULYP.

For YP Members only! We are having a fun Competition with the Panera Fundraiser!

Here's how to win!

The YP member who brings the most people to the fundraiser will enjoy a Platinum Membership to Elite Restaurants As an Elite Restaurant member, the foodie who wins will have over 60 free Entrees to amazing restaurant around the valley (up to a $250.00 Value!).

At check in each person who attends the fundraiser will let us know how they heard about the event. The person who brings the most guests wins!

Thank you for your sponsoring our Panera Fundraiser competition, Homeslanger

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