Who We Are

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.



The Urban league is made of both local and national chapters. Visit the links below to learn more.

National ULYP
The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) is a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement.

The National Urban League Young Professionals: GET EMPOWERED!!!

Our mission is to support the Urban League Movement through our volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. NULYP began with people just like you – people looking for an opportunity to make a difference. Your opportunity to continue that legacy starts now. There is never a more urgent time for people who possess your talent, drive and compassion to join this Movement as a Young Professions.

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh was founded in 1918 with the shared National Urban League mission of enabling African-Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. Today, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has become one of the most accomplished affiliates in the country, leading by example with a perfect 5 out of 5 on a recent performance review conducted by the National Urban League. The rating assessed three key criteria: organizational soundness, organizational vitality, and implementation of mission.
National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are nearly 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.