In 1910, the National Urban League (NUL) started a movement in the African-American community toward establishing economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Are you ready to join “The Movement”? If so, look no further than Thursday Network (TN). We are the Washington, DC and Suburban MD chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).

Founded in 1992, Thursday Network is comprised of more than 130 young professionals committed to serving the Washington Metropolitan area through community programs and partnership that address the Empowerment Goals of the National Urban League. The mission of TN is to provide a forum for young adults, ages 21 – 40, to focus their energies on community service, professional development, and political involvement.

Annually, the organization sponsors several events such as Young Blacks Give Back Month, the Empowerment Academy mentoring program and awards “I EMPOWER” scholarships to local high school seniors. In addition to service programs, Thursday Network provides personal & professional development through workshops, seminars and networking opportunities.

Thursday Network is proud of its history as one of the most progressive service-oriented organizations in the DC metropolitan area. We invite you to join “the movement” and show that young blacks really do give back.

Learn more about Thursday Network and review our TN 2014-2015 Annual Report!


To be a catalyst for change in the Greater Washington community by serving as a training ground for our members to improve community and self.


To provide a forum for young professionals, ages 21 – 40, to assist the Greater Washington Urban League in achieving its goals and to focus their energies on community service and foster personal and professional development, social consciousness, civic engagement and economic empowerment.