The vision of the Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals (JULYP) is to create an environmnet for effective training of young leaders through professional development, personal growth and community volunteerism while concurrently promoting the vision of the Jacksonville Urban League (JUL) and the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).
We accomplish this by supporting the JUL locally and engaging young professionals in the JUL’s movement towards the achievement of social and economic equality. JULYP works to strengthen our members by encouraging them to achieve balance in their lives as they work to strengthen their communities. We strive to assist the JUL in being recognized as the most respected service provider that fosters pathways to Education, Employment and Economic Empowerment.
The mission of this organization, based on the strategic imperatives of the Jacksonville Urban League, is simple – to provide empowerment in a 3E strategic approach:
- Education & Youth Empowerment
- Economic & Community Empowerment
- Employment & Training
President – Shola Smith
Senior Vice President – Julia Jackson
Secretary - Cynthia Speights
Treasurer – Kiara Boone
VP of Policy & Procedure – Rahman Johnson
VP of Operations – GeLisa Beard
VP of Professional Development – Ken Moore
VP of Programs - Ronnie King
YP Connections - Gerald Butler and Alanda Appling
Immediate Past President - Melissa Adams
Member-at-Large - Jocelyn Turner
Advisor - Linnie Finley
The Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals exists to cultivate a new generation of young professionals to support the Jacksonville Urban League and to take an active role in serving and empowering people in Jacksonville and its surrounding communities.