Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee


The Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee (ULYPMT) is the local chapter of the National Urban League volunteer auxiliary, a network of young professionals ages 21-40 committed to empowering communities and changing lives through the Urban League Movement. The mission is to support the Urban League of Middle Tennessee through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. 

Upcoming Events:
ULYPMT has several events planned for the year: 
•    Saturday, Dec. 3 - Holiday Social
•    Friday, March 10 - The Music Experience
•    Monday, April 24 - The Urban Gala

How to get involved:
Join the movement! theulypmt.org


Nashville Emerging Leaders (NEL)


NEL is an 11-week leadership training program designed for young professionals in Nashville. Each year, approximately 25 individuals are chosen through a rigorous selection process. NEL members participate in a series of weekly sessions led and moderated by Strategy and Leadership.

The weekly sessions feature interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessments, community participation, group projects and in-depth discussions with Middle Tennessee’s top community and business leaders. Past speakers have included Charlie Strobel, Ralph Schulz, Janet Miller, Howard Gentry and many others. The issues discussed have included personal values, Nashville politics, diversity, education and non-profits.

The sessions are designed to accomplish the following:

  • Educate NEL members on their personal styles, values and strengths so they can grow as leaders, motivate others and impact change intheir organizations and communities.
  • Engage NEL participants in issues important to the broader Nashville community and engage members in shaping the future of our city.

How to Get Involved

We have application deadline of 9/30/16.  You can request an application at info@nashvilleemergingleaders.org  

The applications are reviewed by alumni and participants are selected based on the following criteria: Achievement, Leadership Potential, Community Involvement and Diversity of Perspective.  The program runs February - May every year (10 Monday evening sessions with an opening retreat on Saturday morning and a closing retreat on Friday afternoon).

For more information

Upcoming Events

NEL Collective Impact Series: Diversity in Nashville 

September 22nd 7:30am 

Youth Opportunity Center 

Join us for breakfast and a conversation about the diverse Nashville landscape showcasing NPT Next Door and the Nashville People Project.