Rhode Island Young Professionals

Rhode Island Young Professionals E-News
An Auxiliary of the Urban League of Rhode Island
Friday, April 10 2009

“Empowering Communities, Changing Lives”

Join us at our General Body Meeting: Location: The Urban League of RI 246 Prairie Ave. Providence, RI 02905. For more information about our General Body Meeting, please contact Camila Crews at [email protected]

APRIL 2009

Calling All Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Artists in Pawtucket, North Providence, and Central Falls

The Rhode Island Young Professionals, Mixed Magic Theatre, Slater Mill and Rosinha’s Restaurant present

CROSSING THE LINE: A Networking Social in Pawtucket, RI.

Wednesday. April 29th 2009 at Rosinha’s Restaurant
located at Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI

RIYP is an auxiliary to the Urban League of Rhode Island. For more information Info: 401-497-5246 or visit

Hispanic/Latino Education Forum; RIYP members teams up once again with the Urban Education Task Force, convened by Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, Nellie Mae Education Foundation and the cities of Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls to bring together Hispanic/Latino residents and education stakeholders to help inform Governor Donald Carcieri’s Urban Education Task Force about the best solutions for the state’s urban public schools.

Satruday, April 18th 2009 from 10:00am -2:00pm at PAIS school located at 182 Thurbers Avenue, Providence, RI 02905.

For more infornation see RIYP Community Forum Page or contact Erika Read at [email protected]

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in collaboration with the Rhode Island Young Professionals (RIYP), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at the University of Rhode Island is hosting a community service event titled “A Walk for Education” in the South Providence Neighborhood and the surrounding areas. The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of the educational opportunities available to our community by passing out pertinent educational information to the community.

The walk will begin at the Providence Academy of International Studies (PAIS) High School located on Thurbers Avenue at 9AM. We are requesting all local universities, colleges and private scholarship foundations to provide information to be passed out about educational and scholarship opportunities.

For more information on how to support contact Admir Monteiro, City Captain for “A Walk for Education Providence RI”, at (401) 837-3221 or at [email protected].

MAY 2009

NULYP NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE: Annual Youth Financial Fitness. The Rhode Island Young Professionals held its 6th Annual Youth Financial Fitness on Friday, 15 2009. Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 and their families are invited to attend the workshop entitled “What is the cost of Cool?” to teach students on the importance of basic budgeting and smart spending habits.

RIYP will provide food and the opportunity for students to meet its members and other represented community organizations. for more information contact Camila Crews at [email protected]

RIYP 2nd Annual “The Key to the City” Recognition Social

Taking place Tuesday, May 19th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location TBA: Providence, RI. RIYP. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials for all attendees.

Event Tickets: In-kind donation of $10.00 dollars for Urban League Members (includes RIYP and The Guild members) and $15.00 for Non Members. To purchase tickets contact Fred McLin or Erika Read at 401-419-0088.


LIFESPAN PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS RIYP is pleased to offer, in conjunction with Lifespan and its Leadership Development Center (LDC), professional workshops. These workshops will be exclusively for RIYP members only. The LDC will offer three separate one-on-one sessions to fit your needs: Presentation Skills, Performance Management, and Job Interview w/ Resume Critiquing. Presentation Skills will allow you an opportunity to practice and improve your speaking and presentation skills while integrating PowerPoint and other visual aids so you can receive specific suggestions for improvement.

Please contact Personal & Professional Development (PPD) Chair Tuoc Dao, LUTCF for more information or to schedule an appointment at (401) 263-4554 or [email protected]

Thank You,
Rhode Island Young Professionals

For questions, feedback, membership inquiries, or to post events in our RIYP e-newsletter, send an e-mail to [email protected] by Sunday, April 18 2009.