The Young African Professionals (YAP DC) is on-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves young diaspora professionals by curating unique and impactful professional development programs, opportunities, and resources in the DC region. We have been serving the diaspora community for over 16 years, and are very proud of the positive contributions our professionals have made in the US, Africa, and other parts of the world.
The organization’s core competencies include:
Community Building: YAP DC actively leverages its programming to build bridges between the African immigrant population, organizations catering to young African professionals and the DC business community.
Resource Dissemination: YAP DC uses its mailing listserv, website, social media, and online resources to keep members informed about jobs, events, professional development tools and other career-related opportunities. In addition, YAP DC uses its platform to inspire and motivate members by profiling stories of African professionals who are positively changing the African narrative.
Professional Development: YAP DC offers members access to targeted events and programming that promote informal avenues for professional growth and career development. Events differ year-to-year and have included panel discussions on how African-affiliated professionals can amplify their voices at work to workshops on how to effectively structure an elevator pitch.
Networking: YAP DC is best known for its regular networking and speaker events where members are given the opportunity to engage with contemporary leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
The Young African Professionals (YAP DC) is on-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves young diaspora professionals by curating unique and impactful professional development programs, opportunities, and resources in the DC region. We…