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Established in 2002, the Rhode Island Young Professionals (RIYP) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of our members and the communities in which we live, work and serve. We actively work to provide our members with exclusive networking activities, workshops, and resources that foster their personal and professional development, while at the same time developing and implementing services, programs and projects to empower and enrich Rhode Island's communities.


  • To Inspire You

    To know nothing is bad…To learn nothing is worse


    African Proverb

  • Today In History

    • In 1906 - Alpha Phi Alpha founded as first Black Greek Letter Fraternity at Cornell University
    • In 1927 - Anthony Overton given Springarn Award for his achievements as a businessman
    • In 1969 - Pulitzer Prize for photography awarded to Moneta Sleet Jr of Ebony Magazine. First black male cited by the Pulitzer committee
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