About Us

The Young African Professionals | DC Network is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area. We establish a credible and trusted platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and approached for professional advancement.

Our History

The Young African Professionals Network (YAP DC) is a 501c3 organization founded by three African-born DC professionals. Since its inception in 2002, YAP DC has grown into a respected network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro area.

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect young African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.

Team

YAP is managed and operated by volunteers who are committed to connecting African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.

Become a Volunteer

We are rolling out several new initiatives this year and we need your help. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: Event Manager, Community Manager, Marketing and Communications Manager.

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Services

Resources

YAP DC uses its membership platform, mailing list, social media, and other online resources to keep members informed about jobs,

Professional Development

YAP DC offers members access to opportunities that promote professional growth.

Networking

YAP DC offers networking and a regular speaker series to attract and connect professionals who share an interest in Africa.

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Upcoming Event

YAP DC hosts programs focused on connecting young African professionals in the Washington metropolitan region.

Networking Happy Hour

January 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: The Board Room Arlington 925 North Garfield Street Arlington, VA 22201

Georgetown Africa Business Conference: Start-up Pitch Competition

February 3, 2018 at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: Rafik B. Hariri Building Georgetown University (main campus) 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057

Keep Calm & Attend the YAP DC Holiday Social

December 9, 2017 at 6:00 am to 9:00 am
Place: Board Room Arlington 925 North Garfield Street NW Arlington, VA 22201

Film Screening of The Price

November 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm to
Place: S. Dillion Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW Washington, DC 20560

Breathe In The Roots (Film Screening)

August 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Anacostia Arts Center - 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast, Washington, DC 20020

YAP & NSL Summer Co-Ed Soccer Tournament

July 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Walker Mill Park 8840 Walker Mill Rd, District Heights, MD 20747

The #SHEHIVE is Coming to DC!

June 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Place: Impact Hub DC 419 7th Street NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20004, USA

An Evening with Writers, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Sarah Ladipo Manyika

April 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Place:

Protect Your Original Creation: An Intellectual Property Program for Authors, Creators, Entrepreneurs

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540

Georgetown Africa Business Conference Pre-Conference Reception

February 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: 2121 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009

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