Making It Relevant: HisStory, HerStory, Your Story

By National Urban League
Published 04 PM EDT, Fri Oct 18, 2019

On February 27, the Managers Affinity Group at the National Urban League headquarters in New York City, hosted a special Black History Month program to engage and empower high school students from the region. A group of students and their chaperones from the Richmond Hill High School in Queens visited the National Urban League office for a morning of learning and conversation. Managers kicked off the event with welcome remarks from Senior Vice Presidents Wanda Jackson and Herman Lessard, followed by an interactive and informative session on the Urban League’s history by Renita Carter, Senior Manager of Education & Youth Development. She asked the students questions, made them laugh, and imparted important knowledge about the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.

The program then moved into breakout sessions where staff from various departments engaged in 10-minute power sessions with students, giving them an opportunity to ask questions and envision their own futures. The sessions were two-way conversations that allowed both parties to learn from and be inspired by each other. Students then had the chance to report out insights and tidbits that stuck with them from their individual sessions.


The managers closed the program with group photos to remember the special day, followed by lunch and networking. Another memorable event in the books!

Check out photos from the event HERE!


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