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A Message From Our President

Thank you for visiting the Rhode Island Young Professionals (RIYP)! It's my pleasure to welcome you to our NEW and EXCITING website. As a volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Rhode Island (ULRI), RIYP is the premier volunteer & advocacy organization in the Greater Providence & Rhode Island community comprised of the new generation of civil rights leaders.

Throughout this website you will find opportunities for our members, friends and supporters to engage, volunteer and develop as young professionals through the mission of the National Urban League movement: “Empowering Communities, Changing Lives.” We welcome you to attend our monthly meetings where we discuss the issues that affect young professionals today as a whole and individually in the areas of Education & Youth, Economics, Health & Quality of Life, Civic Engagement & Leadership, and Civil Rights & Racial Justice education, housing, health and employment.

No matter who you are, you are guaranteed to find an event, opportunity, or a topic that you will want not only gets you involved with but, most importantly, will want share with others! I invite you to explore and learn how RIYP is striving to make our state a better place to live, work and succeed.

I am proud, excited and honored to present to you the hard work and contributions of the past, present and future RIYP leadership teams, members, friends and supporters. I invite you to participate and volunteer in our events, as well as join RIYP membership and continue to grow and lead in our Urban League Movement and in the community under the mission of “Empowering Communities, Changing Lives.”

Yours In The Movement,

Dwayne Keys
Rhode Island Young Professionals
An Auxiliary of the Urban League of Rhode Island

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