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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Presents Annual Join Week

Houston, TX – January 9, 2015 – The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) presents its annual Join Week 2015 from January 17-24, 2015. The theme for this year’s week is iLead, which focuses on challenging young professionals to create a positive impact on the community by individual leadership. With recent news events and calls of social justice, creating opportunities for young professionals to get involved in the community has never been more important.

Join Week will feature a series of events to showcase the areas of the organization, such as civic engagement, community service, personal development, and networking. The week kicks off with a partnership with the Houston Morehouse Alumni Association for 3 events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Day. These events include a forum sponsored by Congressman Al Green featuring speaker Dr. Stephen Klineberg, a social movie night to view a screening of Selma, and a beautification project in third ward for the Audrey H. Lawson Senior Residences.

The week continues with a vision board event, health care act forum, and a networking social where dues will be discounted for new members to join the organization. Finally the week ends with a service project at the Houston Public Library Book Warehouse alongside the NULITES, the National Urban League’s group of 15-18 year old volunteers.

“Join Week provides a snapshot of what HAULYP has to offer members, prospective members, sponsors, and the community. It also gives you an opportunity to fellowship and learn about how the Urban League is apart of your daily life.”, explains Ray Shackelford the HAULYP President. “I invite you to attend an event, connect with “The Movement “, join HAULYP, and get active.”

About Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals

As an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League, we engage young men and women in the movement towards the achievement of professional development, social and economic equality, and community service.

Media Contact

Falayn Ferrell
Public Relations & Marketing Co-Chair
Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals
1301 Texas Avenue, Houston TX, 77002
E: T: 832-819-4640


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