About us

Since 2005, the Seattle Urban League Young Professional Chapter (SULYP) has supported emerging local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership.

As one component of the National Urban League, Young Professional Chapters across the country emphasize five key areas of empowerment:

  • education and youth;

  • economic;

  • health and quality of life;

  • civic engagement and leadership; and

  • civil rights and racial justice.


Signature events include workshops and seminars such as the Annual Leadership Summit.

SULYP, which was realized through the vision of three diligent young professionals, Jeanette James, Gina Moore Saunders, and Angela Brooks functions under the auspices of its local affiliate, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS).


With over 80 years of service in our region, ULMS and President and CEO, Michelle Y. Merriweather, strive to empower, enable, and assist African-Americans, other people of color and the disadvantaged in achieving self-sufficiency.

our Executive Leadership Team:
Jawan Harris
Hadiya Hope-Crichlow

Vice President


Thomas williams

Lead Pastor


Eric Stone

Family Pastor


Jennifer Sorrell

Team Youth Director


Edna Doyle

Worship Arts Pastor



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105 14th Ave, Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98122



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Seattle Urban League Young Professionals prides itself on practicing diversity and inclusion in everything we do, starting with having a staff that is representative of the community we serve. We prohibit discrimination based on age, race, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. This principle extends to all decisions relating to recruitment, hiring, training, placement, advancement, compensation, benefits, termination and in our manner of practice as we provide services to our clients. Our programs specialize in serving clients of diverse ethnicities, genders and includes those who are homeless and/or post incarcerated. All are treated with the utmost dignity, respect and courtesy.