Since 2005, the Seattle Urban League Young Professional Chapter (SULYP) has supported emerging local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership.

As one component of the National Urban League, Young Professional Chapters across the country emphasize five key areas of empowerment: education and youth; economic; health and quality of life; civic engagement and leadership; and civil rights and racial justice. Signature events include workshops and seminars such as the Annual Leadership Summit.

SULYP, which was realized through the vision of three diligent young professionals undefined Jeanette James, Gina Moore Saunders and Angela Brooks undefined functions under the auspices of its local affiliate, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS). With over 80 years of service in our region, ULMS and President and CEO, Michelle Y. Merriweather, strive to empower, enable, and assist African-Americans, other people of color and the disadvantaged in achieving self-sufficiency.

Who we are

Our Team

L. Patrice McGahee-Bell


Hadiya Hope-Crichlow

Vice President



Rashida Burnham


Tobi Shannon

Outreach Coordinator

Brittany Hoffmann

Professional Development

Lola Aliu

Public Relations

Alsidneio Bell

Tech Specialist

Oti Peprah


Adrienne Hairston

Chair Emeritus