First, I thank you for all of the love, support and guidance that has brought MetroBoard through 33 years of service and success. I am truly blessed to be here, with you, on this journey! I look forward to leading MetroBoard and serving our affiliate, the Chicago Urban League, as well as the surrounding community through the 2016-17 fiscal year. My executive team has been working tirelessly to ensure that the programming we offer actively engages our membership, serves the needs of the surrounding community and supports the mission and vision of the Chicago Urban League.
As the first Young Professionals (YP) chapter of the National Urban League, MetroBoard continues to be a nonprofit landmark in Chicago, charged with providing personal and professional growth opportunities to men and women ages 21-40. Our theme for this year, again, will be “Rebuild. Reconnect. Reengage.” The leadership team will continue to work diligently to ensure that MetroBoard remains a premiere young professional service organization. To our visitors – welcome! If you truly have a passion for philanthropy, want to connect with other young professionals, or are seeking personal and professional development, we encourage you to take a close look at our organization.
Lastly, I encourage each of our financial members to remember why they joined MetroBoard. Rekindle your passion to serve, discover an area of development and get involved. There is much work to be done and we cannot do it without your help. If you are interested in joining any of our seven committees, please check out the “committee” pages on our website and reach out to the chair(s). Thank you in advance for your service, time and talent.
Deana Simone Ingram 2016-2017 President The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League