Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League | Message from the President
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Message from the President


First, I thank you for all of the love, support and guidance that has brought MetroBoard through 34 years of service and success. I am truly blessed to be here, with you, on this journey!  We are proud recipients of the 2017 James Compton Central Region Chapter of Excellence Award! I look forward to continuing my leadership with MetroBoard and serving our affiliate, the Chicago Urban League, as well as the surrounding community through my 2017-2019 term. The Executive Leadership 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 aged 21-40. 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.

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Deana Simone Ingram
2017-2019 President
The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League