YOUNG.URBAN.PROFESSIONALS.

Of Eastern North Carolina

Year-end Board Address

2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect back on not only the tumultuous times that have surely encapsulated our reality but on the bounty of blessings and opportunities that accompanied the seeming chaos. We learned to appreciate the little in-between moments, and cherish our family and loved ones even more. We found intuitive new methods to communicate and connect, as well as rallied our friends and family to help our neighbors and small businesses remain healthy. 2020 was a year of edification, appreciation, and growth through social distance for our Young Urban Professionals throughout Eastern NC. Today, we present a window into the house that our community continues to help YUP build as we all engineer ways to assemble a "new normal" for not just our businesses, but our lives. Have a peek at just some of the work that YUP has been involved in for Q4 2020:

1. Volunteering -

December - Toys for Tots - Greenville - Churches Outreach Network

November 21st - USCT Encampment Food Giveaway

October/November - voter education and registration through various platforms and GOTV events

October 31st - Free PPE and Candy Giveaway with Alderwoman Harris and Alderman Best of City of New Bern

October 20th - YUP leadership assisted with crafting COVID-19 nonprofit grant program with City of New Bern officials

October 3rd - Mumfeast/Craven Arts Council - Bank of the Arts

2. Education -

November - NC Commerce: MURR Program - nccommerce.com/grants-incentives/disaster-recovery

October - IFUNDWOMEN Grants - ifundwomen.com

October 24th - Black Entrepreneurs Day presented by Chase, curated by Daymond John, partnered with NAACP - blackenterprise.com

2020 - Advocate for gun safety and concealed carry classes with Instructor and Marine Vet Stephen Brown found here:

https://www.facebook.com/craig.hunter.5494

3. Media Mentions

December - 52 Faces Ad - https://www.facebook.com/yupenc/posts/2853582314926384

November - Giving Tuesday - https://www.newbernsj.com/.../giving-tuesday.../6084186002/

October - New Bern Now Pod Squad - https://newbernnow.com/.../living-in-new-bern-and-beyond...

4. Member/Associate Spotlight - The secret’s out. The ENC is on , pairing local talent with national and international opportunities, especially for our minority businesses. Check out some of our member and associate highlights on our FB page, here:

https://www.facebook.com/yupenc

5. Membership - Semi-Annual Sale, 50% off individual memberships, now extended until Jan 15th, 2021! - https://www.yup-enc.org/forms

Please feel free to disseminate across any and all platforms you deem appropriate. And keep in mind that it is YUP's mission to stimulate economic development among marginalized individuals who are business owners and entrepreneurs; promote enterprises among communities and educate people interested in or currently active in business and entrepreneurial endeavors. Also, if you know of any person, organization, business, or CPA rep looking for last-minute donation ideas or tax write-offs, we are a certified 501(c)3 with a mission to collectively serve.

We look forward to partnering in excellence with you all in the New Year. We wish you Happy Safe Holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year), however you choose to celebrate!

OUR MISSION

It is our goal to stimulate economic development among marginalized individuals who are business owners and entrepreneurs; promote enterprises among communities and educate people interested in or currently active in business and entrepreneurial endeavors

 

OUR VISION

To facilitate economic growth through education which will stimulate Eastern NC's economy while bridging the gap between poverty & opportunity

 
 

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