The Vision

The Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals – Greater New Orleans Chapter (originally the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals) is the organization of choice for young professionals. Through its distinctive capacity and commitment, NOLAYP provides activities that are characterized by excellence in community service, fundraising, and dedication to the, development of its diverse members to empower communities and change lives through consistent involvement in the Urban League Movement and its five-point approach to empowerment which includes: (1) Education and Youth Empowerment; (2) Economic Empowerment; (3) Health and Quality of Life Empowerment; (4) Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment; and (5) Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment.

The Mission

The Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals – Greater New Orleans Chapter is an Urban League of Louisiana volunteer auxiliary of young professionals committed to promoting and supporting the mission and goals of the Urban League Movement in Greater New Orleans – through volunteerism, fundraising and membership development.

The Values

As an auxiliary group of the Urban League of Louisiana and a member of the National Urban League Young Professionals, we value:

The National Urban League and the Urban League of Louisiana Movement believe that the Urban League movement is a critical component in addressing disparities and inequalities existing in society. We are committed to joining and supporting this movement through our allegiance, our community outreach, our fundraising and our growth and development within this movement.

Cultivation of Membership
We believe that the success of this organization lies within our membership ranks. We promote the growth and development of our members and empower them with knowledge and resources to further themselves, our mission, and ultimately further our communities.

Diverse Individuality
We promote an environment where people are valued on the basis of their efforts, ideas, and merits, without regard to gender, race, creed, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

Caretakers of Our Communities
We promote active community living by identifying the diverse needs of various communities and addressing them through dedicated service, resourcefulness, and advocacy.

We believe that time, people and funds are precious commodities that are not easily replaced. We promote efficient use of organizational resources to further the mission and goals of the NOLA YP Movement.

Knowledge Transparency
We openly share information, knowledge and best ideas and practices across the organization, realizing and accepting that we are dependent on each other for the NOLA YP Movement’s success.

We believe that change is an inevitable phenomenon. We also believe that complacency can be detrimental to progress. We promote change that will further develop NOLA YP into the young professional organization of choice, which will
ultimately further develop our communities into a more equitable environment.

Cultural Preservation
We believe that New Orleans’ cultural legacy is vital its redevelopment. We promote the preservation and restoration of New Orleans.