About Us

The Young African Professionals DC Network is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area. Our overall vision is to address the professional needs of young Africans in the diaspora; support more Africans in positions of power and influence; and positively influence narratives about the continent.

Our Mission

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


As the premier conveners of events and opportunities for young African diaspora professionals ages 21-40, we provide timely and relevant resources, we facilitate innovative professional development experiences, we foster inspirational networking, and we encourage impactful community building.


We Provide Resources. Whether you are budding entrepreneur, recent graduate, or seasoned professional, enjoy preferred access to resources and opportunities on our online

Professional Development

We facilitate Professional Development. Whether you are considering an advanced degree or looking to advance in the workplace, we can

Networking & Community

We Foster Networking. Since 2002, we have connected diaspora professionals through high quality programming and shared resources. In addition to


Our curated workshops and networking events provide special access to unique professional development opportunities, help you launch entrepreneurial aspirations and advance in your career. Follow us on social media for updates on our upcoming events - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Respecting IP: What Aspiring Innovators and Entrepreneurs Should Know

April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Studio Xfinity DC 715 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

From Naira to Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency, Development, & the African Diaspora

February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: HalfSmoke 651 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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