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Volunteers needed for the SAC Soiree!

Interested in attending the 1st annual Student Advocacy Center (SAC) Story Soiree here in Detroit?


Want to get behind the scenes, be more involved, or maybe even just save a little cash?

Great! We have an opportunity for you!

SAC is looking for a few good men and women to help with the event on Friday, October 12th from 6 PM to 10 PM.
Fill out the form below and we’ll get you plugged-in and confirmed.
More details will be emailed/texted to you as the event approaches.

Kresge Mansion
74 Arden Park
Detroit, MI 48202
Friday, October 12th from 6 PM to 10 PM.



😎 Summer Charity Social Wrap-up ☀️

On July 27th, Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit and the Detroit Black Affinity Professionals hosted our first annual summer charity social  “Give back, Kick Back.” The event was held at 3fifty Terrace in Downtown Detroit with 100% of net proceeds to benefit a selected Detroit-based non-profit charitable organization focused on the community each year. This year’s beneficiary was Building Better Men, a non-profit organization which aims to mentor and empower young men to be leaders in their communities. Building Better Men hosts workshops throughout metropolitan Detroit. Founder, Odis Bellinger has made it his mission to teach young men leadership skills such as taking ownership of themselves and being accountable and conflict resolution — giving them the tools they need to rise above their circumstances and raise to any occasion and perform.

With nine Black professional associations under one roof, or should we say on top of the roof, the evening provided ample opportunity for attendees to network and learn about each association. There was also live music and entertainment. The most entertaining event of the night had to be watching our Giant Jenga players! Much respect is due to each player; their talent and endurance in the face of great adversity (the wind) was truly admirable.

It is always a pleasure to co-host events with all of Detroit’s Black Affinity Professionals associations. It is our hope that everyone enjoyed themselves, made meaningful connections with other Black professionals, and learned about one more community organization that is making an impact on the quality of life for hundreds in Detroit. Last but definitely not least, we want to thank all of our sponsors and all who attended for their support, as well as 3Fifty Terrace for hosting us.

Black Associations represented:

  • Wolverine Bar Association (WBA)
  • National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter (NBMBAA)
  • National Black Data Processing Associates – Detroit Chapter (BDPA-Detroit)
  • National Society of Black Engineers Detroit Professionals (NSBE)
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR)
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  • National Association of Minority Consulting Engineers (NAMCE)
  • Urban Financial Services Coalition – Detroit Chapter (UFSC Detroit)

Big thank you to Catering Society for the wonderful heavy hors d’oeuvres. And as well, we owe a significant thank you to our photographer, Charles Kennedy!

🚴Riding for the Most Vulnerable in Detroit

On August 5, 2018, Black Young Professionals of Detroit continued its long-standing partnership with the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) and supported yet another successful year of its annual event, Handle Bars for the Homeless (H4H). Each year has been well attended and this year was no exception. Riders came from all over Southeast Michigan to support NSO’s mission to provide critical services and empower the community’s most vulnerable.

What was once a huge undertaking for us, now runs like a well-oiled machine. We would not be able to execute without our amazing volunteers. Each year, our volunteers come through and never disappoint. We especially want to thank everyone for supporting us despite the unbearable heat! This year’s H4H had to be the hottest on record.

Over the last few years, it has been exciting to witness the growth of Black Young Professionals of Detroit. Events like H4H are great indicators of our progress as an organization and as individuals. This year was a prime example of the leadership amongst our members. Volunteers were not just idly led; they took ownership and made sure there were no gaps in continuity and no tasks left unfinished. The organization and leadership shown throughout the weekend was definitely a source of pride. We hope to see you next year!

If you would like to volunteer with Black Young Professionals at any of our future community service activities, sign-up for membership now, and also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Service Organization, visit their website at