Young African Professionals (YAP DC) Network
143 Mississippi Avenue Southeast
District of Columbia
The Young African Professionals Network (YAP DC) is a 501(c)3 organization founded by three African-born DC professionals. Since its inception in 2002, YAP DC has grown into a respected network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro area. 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.
Community Manager (Volunteer Opportunity)
Strategic Marketing and Communications Manager (Volunteer Opportunity)
Event Manager (Volunteer Opportunity)
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