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We invite you to connect with more than 200 Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) through donations or sponsorship. Through the generous support of the Houston community, HAULYP is able to fund programs such as Young Professionals University and Small Business University. The organization is working tirelessly to ensure that our programs build a positive synergy that will advance activism in the community among young professionals under the age of 40.

In order to ensure sustainability of existing programs, the organization has created a multi-channel fundraising campaign. Individual donations, employee matching gifts, sponsorships, as well as in-kind donations will give our organization latitude to accomplish program objectives. Together, our gifts can make a difference. Scroll down this page to learn more about these programs and find the right one for you!


As an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League, we engage young men and women in the movement towards the achievement of professional development, social and economic equality, and community service. A donation to the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals is tax-deductible way to help our organization and our affiliate the Houston Area Urban League.

How Your Gift Is Used


A donation to the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals is a tax deductible way to help our organization and our affiliate, the Houston Area Urban League. The Houston Area Urban League provides a variety of services to the Houston community including the following:

  • Training adults in the areas of job readiness, job retention, computer literacy, and entrepreneurship

  • Technology equipment and access centers for adults and children

  • Mentoring, teaching and recognition for academic excellence to children ages 3 – 19

  • Counseling and training to enable Houston citizens to buy their first home and assist others to keep their current home


The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals are committed to serving the Houston community. Our members volunteer monthly to assist others and help change lives. With your support, we are able to host the following events and initiatives:

  • Young Professionals University

  • National Day of Service

  • Mentoring  & Educating Youth

  • Supporting local Family and Youth Shelters

  • Voter Registration & Canvassing


Developing this generation of leaders is key to improving the future of our city. Our organization consists of a body of leaders who are helping change the Houston community. We host a variety of programs and events throughout the year to expose our members to professional and personal development. Our events also expose our members to prominent leaders in the Houston community. These events include:

  • Know Your Money

  • Whitney M. Young Conference

  • State of the City

  • Political Townhalls

  • Legislative Policy Conference

Volunteer Grants

Volunteer grant programs are an easy way for volunteers to provide an additional monetary contribution without having to take out their checkbooks. If you’re already volunteering with the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals, please take a few minutes to check if your employer  or your spouse’s employer offers grants for volunteering – grants that could equal hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars for us.

Volunteer grant programs consist of five steps:

  1. Individual volunteers.

  2. Volunteer determines if their company offers volunteer grants – You can search our database located below to find specific company program details, requirements, and forms.

  3. Volunteer submits the grant request – Either electronically or using a paper form.

  4. We validate the grant request – We verify with the individual’s employer that the individual is in fact a volunteer with our organization.

  5. Corporation cuts a check.

Partner with Us

The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals offers your organization the unique opportunity to connect with our network Houston community leaders. We host a variety of signature events throughout the year which can provide great brand awareness for your company.


Our annual casino night, titled Noir, offers an extravagant yet relaxing atmosphere for our guests and features classic games with an Urban League twists. We celebrate our collective achievements while raising awareness and funds to continue the mission of providing genuine service to the community in which we live and love.

Young Professionals University

Each year, Young Professionals University (YPU) ensures that all children are empowered through education to prepare them for economic self-reliance in the 21st century. YPU aims to offer enrichment for Houston area youth and equip them with the knowledge necessary to develop a plan for life after high school graduation.


We are an auxiliary group of the Houston Area Urban League. Our mission is create a positive impact in the local Houston community through service and advocacy. 

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