Contact Info


P.O. Box 246

Milwaukee, WI 53201



(414) 374.5850

Fax: (414) 562.8620



Executive Board


Sean Lowe 



Lyah Holmes

Vice President


Kisha Cannon



Tim Cole


Lauren Feaster



Committee Chairs


Steve Rader


Tiffany Henry



Nadiyah Groves

Politics and Policy


Ola Awosika

Community Service


Seth Bratcher 

Community Service


Tim Cole
Personal & Professional Development

Sean Lowe



Kisha Cannon

Social & Cultural


Micala Queary

Public Relations


Lauren Bridgeman

Public Relations


Joe Bundy



Lyah Holmes

Health & Wellness


National Urban League 2015 Annual Report

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Register TODAY for the MULYP Professional Development Conference

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
8 am to 2 pm


Please click on the following link to register: Inspired to Lead
The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) is introducing an exciting Professional Development Conference.  MULYP is engaging in the building of Milwaukee's current workforce and leadership of the future.  We are taking action to develop and retain the life blood of our beloved city by assembling influential speakers that will train and inspire YPs that flock to Milwaukee from across the country. This year's conference theme is Inspired to Lead. 
The MULYP Professional Development Conference will be held on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 8am-2pm at the beautiful Potawatomi Hotel & Casino , located at 1721 W Canal St. Our goal with this conference is to engage our target community in topics appealing to the ambitious millennial. Training sessions centered on the economics of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and developing individual management styles will captivate the imagination of YPs and promote the opportunities that Milwaukee offers.

Sessions include-

  • Effective People Managers: Which One Are You?
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • Boots on the Ground
  • Game Changers & Career Changers
  • The Boomerang Effect: How Paying It Forward Comes Back

Check out our website for all previously announced speakers and bios. Announcing our next CONFIRMED speakers-

Immediate Past National Urban League Young Professionals Central Region Vice President Kira Van Niel and Program Officer Jerry Roberts!!!

Kira Van Niel is a project engineer with a diverse technical background in engineering, infrastructure design, and construction. Kira currently works for The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircrafts and world's leading aerospace company. Her current responsibilities include defining requirements and w riting design specifications, working collaboratively with international customers, and managing the health and progress of each project. In addition, Kira serves as the Operations Leader for the Support & Test Systems organization. In July 2015, Kira was accepted into the 2018 Class for the GS&S Emerging Leaders Development Program.
Prior to her position with the Boeing Company, Kira attended Elon University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She earned a dual degree in Engineering Physics and Civil Engineering, respectively. Kira served as President of the Urban League Young Professionals from 2010-2012. She is the recipient of the St Louis Business Journal's 30 Under 30, National Urban League Young Professionals Young Professional's Central Region Young Professional of the Year, St Louis American Foundations Salute to Young Leaders Award, and Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St Louis Leader of the Year. Kira is a member of the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St Louis and Society of Women Engineers. Her board experience includes the National Urban League Young Professionals Executive Board, Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis Board of Directors, Regional Business Council Young Professional Network Steering Committee, The Sophia Project Board of Directors and Women's Society of Washington University Board of Directors. Kira is also the co-founder of "The Corporate Activist" a curriculum based advocacy platform to help employees of corporations identify their personal "advocacy credo" and align to their employer's social impact statement.
Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Kira now lives in St Louis, Missouri. Kira is passionate about social issues to include matters concerning economic empowerment and programs promoting young women and STEM-focused initiatives. She enjoys music, travel and yoga.

Jerry Roberts is Program Officer for Workforce Development at Bader Philanthropies, where he leads the Foundation's efforts to link and support partners that spur opportunity, employment, and economic growth throughout Milwaukee.
Roberts works with Foundation board and staff on developing strategies to address workforce needs at both the systemic and neighborhood levels. He works to link nonprofit partners, government entities, the private sector, as well as other donors, to help improve the overall effectiveness in serving community members who have the highest barriers to family-sustaining employment. With an emphasis on the city's most economically challenged communities, the Foundation has given more than $25 million in related grants since 1997 to further its mission to improve the quality of life for all Milwaukee families.
In his role at the Foundation, Roberts also manages its Program Related Investment (PRI) fund, which makes loans, loan guarantees, equity investments, and other investments that advance the Foundation's charitable mission in Wisconsin. Working with both for-profit and nonprofit partners, the Foundation has made PRIs valued at more than $16 million since 2000.  
In the community, Roberts is currently serving as chair of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance, a consortium of funders working on employment issues at the systemic level. He also lends his time, talent and resources to other boards and committees.

Roberts brings a front-line perspective on the job and economic pressures facing Milwaukee families, and he is a frequent public speaker on various issues relating to workforce needs, poverty, racism, equity, and economic opportunity. He joined the Foundation in 2011 from the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), where he was business division team leader in its efforts to address employment training needs. He has taught at Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Business and Legal Studies, and he has community banking experience as a vice president at Wells Fargo in Milwaukee. He is also a 2015/2016 Connecting Leaders Fellow of the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Roberts holds a master's degree in the cultural foundations of education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as bachelor's degrees from Grace Christian College and UW-Milwaukee. 

The price will be $40 for members and $60 for non-members which includes breakfast, luncheon and all sessions. Membership with MULYP will be verified. Sponsor Tables of 10 are SOLD OUT. Click register to secure your spot today as you do not want to miss this event!!!

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, contact  ppd@tmulyp.org.  To register, please click on the following link: Inspired to Lead.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:

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Community Service Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, August 10
Panera Bread (Bayshore)
5595 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee

Please email communityservice@tmulyp.org if you would like to attend this meeting. 
Community Partner Event: 
The Garden Party
Saturday, August 27
The Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Initial Steps to Take For Justice

10-POINT JUSTICE PLAN: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

1. Widespread Use of Body Cameras and Dashboard Cameras

2. Broken Windows Reform and Implementation of 21st Century Community Policing Model

3. Review and Revision of Police Use of Deadly Force Policies

4. Comprehensive Retraining of All Police Officers

5. Comprehensive Review and Strengthening of Police Hiring Standards

6. Appointment of Special Prosecutors to Investigate Police Misconduct

7. Mandatory, Uniform FBI Reporting and Audit of Lethal Force Incidents Involving All Law Enforcement

8. Creation and Audit of National Database of Citizen Complaints against Police

9. Revision of National Police Accreditation System for Mandatory Use by Law Enforcement To Be Eligible for Federal Funds

10. National Comprehensive Anti-Racial Profiling Law

National Urban League Conference: August 3-6, 2016

We hope you will join MULYP for the National Urban League Conference this year, August 3-6, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Please click on the link below for conference details:
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  Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the Milwaukee Urban League. Our mission is to engage young professionals in the National Urban League's Movement towards the achievement of social and economic equality.
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