Young Professionals 

Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals (ULGH-YP) organization was designed to provide young professionals (ages 21-40) in the Greater Hartford area, with a forum that fosters professional development, community service, social awareness, equal access to opportunities and self-reliance. This new developing force is composed of key local talent and young professionals committed to supporting and promoting the mission of the Urban League of Greater Hartford through social and civic engagement. The ULGH-YP Chapter is one of 60 chapters of the National Urban League Young Professional (NULYP), which serves as the umbrella organization under the National Urban League to support the League’s three pronged agenda: financial literacy, real world education, and political education.

We earnestly believe in our members and strive to develop programs that encourage individual members’ personal, professional, and civic growth. We work to strengthen our members by encouraging them to achieve balance in their lives even as they work to strengthen their communities. We pride ourselves in having a diversity of professional backgrounds and we aim to share our experiences, learn from each other, and unite our community through active involvement.

Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals

Janice Castle

"Good things come to those who wait" - Unknown

Occupation- Director, Office of Community Engagement

Home Town- Hartford, CT/Sauteurs, St. Patrick's Grenada


Dear ULGH-YP Members, Supporters and Visitors:

Welcome to the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals’ official website!  Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and I hope I can take a few more minutes to share with you who we are and what we do.

As the current YP President, I am committed to helping position this organization to successfully impact the Greater Hartford community. And, to also help grow our membership base and attract, engage and retain young, diverse leaders who are focused on improving the community in which they live and work. I am proud to lead an organization that is dedicated to Empowering Communities and Changing Lives!

We are inspired to do our part to uplift the communities in Greater Hartford where we live and work. Learn more about our organization and how you can get involved here and here.

I encourage you to come out to our events to meet and mingle with other positive young professionals like yourself. We’re a friendly bunch and all are welcome!

I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!

Yours In The Movement,

Janice Castle
President | Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals

For More Information

Contact our Young Professionals at or to join the YP as member.

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