“Think Big, Dream L.I.G.H.T. Seminar with Dr. Ben Carson,” Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theater, Presented by: Inner L.I.G.H.T. & MULYP

This event is free to the public so please tell your friends and family to join us in uplifting our great city.

In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins (the Binder twins) who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. Dr. Ben Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Driving Directions: http://saweb.memphis.edu/uc/directions.htm



“Be Your Own Boss: YP’s Guide to Entrepreneurship,” Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Leadership Memphis, 365 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103             

April’s meeting features a panel discussion on “Be Your Own Boss: YPs Guide to Entrepreneurship.”

Hear from other Young Professionals and find out how they followed their passion and built their own businesses!                                                                   


Featured Panelists:

•Edward Bogard – Founder at SoGiv

•Aerial Ellis – Partner at duGard Ellis Public Relations

•Niki Smith-Brown – CEO at NuAge Marketing Firm, Inc.

•Jacque BoNéy – CEO at Barking Pals Consulting

•Phillip Ashley Rix – Founder & CEO at Phillip Ashley Chocolates


If you’re unable to attend the April Meeting, feel free to join us for an extended “Happy Hour” & appetizers at South of Beale from 8:00pm-10:00pm, 361 South Main St. Bring plenty of business cards with you!



MULYP Cookout Postponed Until June

We will now participate in Comcast Cares Day, April 20th & 21st…VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Join the Memphis Urban League and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals as we partner for the annual Comcast Cares Day. This year’s Comcast Cares Day will take place at Shelby Farms as we assist with the “Back to Earth Festival” on Saturday April 20th and “Earth Day 5K” Sunday April 21stSaturday Volunteers will assist with Traffic & Parking, High Adventure Area, Recycling and the Sportsplex. Time slots available for each area; 9a-12pm; 11:30a-2:30pm; and 2pm-5pm. The event will kick-off at 8:15am by Gate#10 where the horse riding center is located. We would like to have a huge presence for the kick-off for photos. There will be refreshments and a brief introduction and then volunteers will head to their stations. Sunday Volunteers will assist as Course Monitors and with Race Day Registration. The 5K is set to start at 2pm so volunteers will need to arrive by 12:30pm. Contact Kela Jones to Sign Up & Volunteer at kjones@memphisul.org.