The Young African Professionals (YAP DC ) Network is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area, which provides a forum for professionals interested in Africa to engage with contemporary leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship; to network and discover opportunities among Africans; support Arts and Culture from the African Diaspora; and promote entrepreneurial activities among our members.
YAP was founded in 2002-2003 by African professionals Segeni Ngethe, Nimu Waweru, and Tega Shivute. A year later, it was managed by Ehui Adovor, who is credited for building the organization’s name and reputation in the Washington, D.C. area.
Our mission is to establish a credible and trusted network for the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches for professional advancement.
YAP is managed and operated by volunteers who are committed to connecting African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.
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Interested in volunteering with YAP DC? Please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. Thank you for your interest in YAP DC!
Place: Bukom Cafe
2442 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow, approx. 15 minute walk)
Woodley Park-Zoo/ Adams Morgan (Red, approx. 15 minute walk)
*Public Garage and Street Parking Available
Place: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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