Rhode Island Young Professionals E-News
An Auxiliary of the Urban League of Rhode Island
Monday, March 24, 2008
“Empowering Communities, Changing Lives”
Meeting the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM
RIYP GENERAL BODY MEETING
RIYP will host its next General Body Meeting on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the offices of New York Life, located in the Charles Orms Building, 10 Orms Street, Suite 410, Providence. There is free parking available on the side of the building after 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
RIYP is looking to fill two positions, Membership Chairperson and Marketing & Public Relations Committee Chairperson; please contact Ray Watson (email@example.com) or Erika Read (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in running one of the two committees.
SUMMER ELEGANZA COMMITTEE MEETING
Picture the Winter Soiree in July, with more people, all dressed in white, at a glamorous venue and you’ve got the idea for RIYP’s Summer Eleganza. The planning committee for the event will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at 199 Camp St. Anyone interested in helping plan the event is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Vice President, Erika Read at email@example.com.
RIYP invites you to join us for our “Rewind Wednesdays” Networking Mixer on April 9, 2008 at Blaze Restaurant, 272 Thayer St., Providence, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Come network and socialize with the Rhode Island Young Professionals, and the brothers of the Alumni Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Rewind Wednesdays are held the second Wednesday of each month. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIYP IN THE NEWS
RIYP’s own Reza Clifton wrote about the Speaker’s Bureau program in the January/February 2008 issue of the Urban Influence Magazine. Check it out on page 54! Also, The Providence Journal wrote about the panel on the incarceration rate for black males in its March 21st edition. If you missed it, check it out at: http://www.projo.com/news/content/PRISON_PANEL_03-21-08_OF9F704_v91.3812f2d.html.
METROPOLITAN BOARD 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
April 11 -13 marks the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League. The theme for the milestone anniversary is “A Quarter Century Strong: Impacting Generations through Leadership and Service.” The celebration will include a kickoff event on April 11, a Benefit Concert on April 12, and a Presidents’ Brunch on April 13. For more information, contact Karen S. Williams, president of the Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League at email@example.com.
The Black Rep is looking to fill three positions. Two seven week positions — Sound Session Youth Masquerade Camp Coordinator/Instructor and Sound Session Masquerade Camp Production Manager — are open, as well as a full time Director of Public Programs position. Job descriptions for all three positions can be found on the front page of blackrep.org.
RIYP BOOK CLUB
RIYP will be reviving the Book Club and is asking all who are interested in joining to begin reading the first book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” Details about meetings and future books will be forthcoming.
NEWS & NOTES AROUND RHODE ISLAND
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR OTHELLO
Luna Theatre is looking to cast supporting roles and understudies for its fall production of Othello. Auditions will be held at Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Ave., Providence on Saturday, March 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Interested adults and young adults should come prepared with a 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean monologue. To schedule an audition time, please call 401-437-8671.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FAIR AT THE MET SCHOOL
The Met High School hosts a Summer Opportunity Fair each year in hopes of students with first hand connections as well as provide organizations with students to help with summer programs and activities. This year’s fair will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd from 10:00- 2:00 and the school is asking any community organization that may need student employees, volunteers or attendees to come set up a table and advertise. If you or your organization is interested in setting up a table and having a representative at this year’s Summer Opportunity Fair please contact Christina Turner at 752-3409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISS BLACK USA PAGEANT
The Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant is now looking for 2009 delegates. The application will be accepted from now until March 30. You can learn about the organization or pick up an application by visiting http://www.missblackusa.org.
CALLING BLACK HERITAGE SOCIETY COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
Anyone interested in sitting on the Black Heritage Society Committee, please forward your name and e-mail address to Lavonne Nkomo at email@example.com. Chairperson Charles Newton is interested in meeting with promising committee members over lunch or evening networking.
LATINAS LEARNING TO LEAD
The Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute’s main purpose is to train the next generation of Latina leaders. The Institute combines leadership training with technical and practical experience in a one-week comprehensive program in Washington, D.C from July 20-26, 2008. Please contact the National Hispana Leadership Institute in Virginia at (703) 527-6007 with questions regarding the program.
For questions, feedback, membership inquiries, or to post events in our RIYP e-newsletter, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2008. Also, please feel free to visit our website, www.riyp.org. Thank You.