Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals to Host City’s Largest Zumba Class!

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The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) along with more than 50 other Urban League Young Professionals chapters around the country will host their National Day of Service (NDoS) on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

The MULYP is an auxiliary to the Milwaukee Urban League. Our primary focus is to provide community service opportunities to our community professionals as well create leadership development opportunities for its members. With more than 50 Young Professional chapters in the country, Milwaukee is one of the oldest and most productive, having received the Central Region Chapter of the Year in 2010 in Washington D.C. at the National Urban League’s Centennial Conference.

The NDoS is an annual event where we address 1 of the 5 Empowerment Areas and host a community service event for our local community. This year’s event we have decided to host a Health and Wellness Block Party! We plan to broaden awareness of the major distresses in the African American community which are: HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Breast, Colon and Prostrate Cancers, Hypertension, Obesity/Childhood Obesity, and some Mental Health issues, all the while fellowshipping with our community! This year’s event is planned to be an outreach awareness service program, to educate our community on the wide-spread diseases that affect our lives and our children. We will have activities for all ages; Music and games and prizes galore! We will have culinary artist provide demonstrations on how to prepare healthier meals without losing the taste and value the nutrition. We will have on-site health screens, awareness tables and short classes of fitness throughout the day.

We will culminate the day with Milwaukee’s largest Zumba class! With the new Zumba craze, we thought this was a great way to bring the community together. What is Zumba? Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun.

This event is free and open to the public. We invite people of all ages to attend. We encourage attendees to come dressed in proper workout attire. MULYP t-shirts will be available while supplies last.

We have partnered with several local health organizations to include the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the City of Milwaukee Fire Department, Black Health Coalition, the Milwaukee Heritage Health Center, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., The American cancer Society, The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, New York Life Insurance Co. and others. We also have corporate partners Walgreens, Direct Supply and US Cellular.

For more information contact Lance Blackwell at or 336-


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