Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals

A nonprofit organization

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League of Young Professionals (DFWULYP) is an auxiliary of the National Urban League. DFWULYP was founded in 1991 (formerly the Young Adult Council) with members ages 21 to 40, who are developed to advance the aims of the National Urban League into the future. We are currently housed under the Houston Urban League Affiliate, and with their tireless support, the DFWULYP has grown and reached more communities in need in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Membership: Our members represent a cross-section of the professional population in Dallas. We have access to approximately 2,000 young professionals spanning all cultural and career backgrounds. We have maintained our membership through the years, bringing us to nearly 300 members and counting.

Service: We support the programs of the National Urban League as its local presence in the areas of Education, Health, Employment, Housing, and Technology. We also identify needs within our community that we are uniquely able to fill, lending our talents and resources to create solutions.

Community Impact 2021:

7,706 total volunteer hours
$230,794.70 Economic Impact of Volunteer Time (value of volunteer time)

Our Events: Leadership Development Conference, STEAM Conference (4th-12th Grade Student from within Dallas County Independent School Districts), The Potential of Commerce Business Luncheon, YP on the Road: Candidate Forum for Dallas and Texas Elections, Live, Laugh, Love: A look at a Healthy You and Relationships as well as several community-based programs that include volunteering at schools, homeless shelters, mentoring and more.

Our Network: We are connected with many culturally and professionally diverse organizations, including sororities and fraternities, employee resources groups (ERGs), and area Chambers of Commerce.

We also have prizes for individuals and groups who give and meet certain criteria and our most supportive members. To be considered for these prizes, please include the following information (if relevant) in the notes section of your donation:

The year you became a member, any previous Executive Leadership Team (ELT) office(s) held, and any years spent engaged in YP leadership, years engaged in the movement, and a proposed initiative/event for YP to host. 

We will give shout-outs for the following: 

  1. The ELT position with the most past officers/chairs to donate? 
  2. Which ELT board year gave the most?! 

We will have prizes for contributions to funding the movement in the following categories.

  1. Most money raised
  2. Donor who has been engaged in the movement the longest 
  3. Largest donation received
  4. Best proposed plan for 2024

Giving Activity


The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.


As a civil rights organization we desire to further our commitments to the Dallas-Fort Worth Community. Specifically, over the next year we aim to lean into the following areas:


Educational opportunities for young residents inside and outside of the classroom

are crucial for their preparation to be active, engaged community leaders.


Economic stability creates a freedom to choose for individuals and families to move to or create areas with greater opportunity for themselves and others.


Access to adequate healthcare and close proximity to a variety of amenities are important factors in determining where an individual or family call home.


Cultivating and amplifying your voice is integral in ensuring representation in local

and national decisions affecting your community.


Civil rights and justice must be vigilantly protected and furthered to ensure current and future generations are treated fairly under the law.

To facilitate these goals, the Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals (DFWULYP) hired C-Suite Consulting, a Black woman-led company, to conduct this research. C-Suite Consulting utilized data sets to identify trends, needs, and opportunities in the target areas for programming and partnership comparing localities and identifying gaps or areas of opportunity. During this assessment, C-Suite identified some key areas of need that DFWULYP can address with your assistance and through maximizing the efforts of our programmatic committees:

Public schools in Dallas, Garland, and Irving have performed lower than schools in other metroplex areas. Also, most Dallas-Area students are not considered college-ready upon graduation. Leveraging our Youth Empowerment, Civic Engagement, and Community Outreach committees, we hope to address the educational gap in collaboration with students, parents, educators, policy-makers, and our local community.

Health & Quality of Life

The vast disparity in black maternal morbidity, advocacy, education, and access to adequate care are pressing health needs. Also, there are numerous recreation deserts in the metroplex that limit the ability for residents to engage in physical activity. Our Health and Quality of Life, Civic Engagement, and Community Outreach committees can assist with programming and outreach to these areas to close the recreation gap and increase health literacy and access in the DFW area.

Civic Engagement & Leadership

Voter turnout in Dallas County is historically low during midterm elections. However, the recent change in participation after the 2016 election is a promising sign. DFWULYP has consistently engaged in non-partisan efforts to increase voter engagement, education, activation, and registration, and we anticipate being able to continue these efforts in the upcoming elections.

Equity Statement

The mission of the Urban League is to enable African Americans to secure economic self reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Organization Data


Organization name

Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals


Employment & Workforce Development, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Grayson, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx, Black or African American

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road Ste: 2044
Dallas, TX 75237

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