The Whitney M. Young Conference
Mission: To design and implement programs that will
serve as a vehicle for
economic development in the Black community.
Through the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference,
the African-American community at the
acknowledges and memorializes the contributions and ideals of
Whitney M. Young, Jr.,
an educator, humanitarian, author
and civil rights leader.
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference began as a lecture series in 1973 by founders Merritt Brown, Leroy Cody, Milton Irvin, and Ben Roland. It has evolved into an annual three-day event consisting of a career fair, panel discussions, workshops and receptions. It is an opportunity for students, alumni, educators, professionals and entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and gain knowledge about professional business industries and issues of interest to members of the African Diaspora.
Decades after its inception, we are still guided by the conference’s original mission: To design and implement programs that will serve as a vehicle for economic development in the black community.
While we have achieved much success in the area of economic development, there is still work to be done.
This year’s conference theme is “Raising the Stakes, Broadening the Impact”.
In line with this theme,
we seek to compel the audience to:
- Resist the complacency of initial success and accelerate
the game plan for black economic empowerment.
- Extend the collective impact of our actions beyond our immediate
community by elevating national awareness of our social, political and economic capital
The African American MBA Association (AAMBAA)
Mission: To provide all Wharton students of African descent with opportunities for sustainable academic, economic, and social successes by partnering with groups that are in alignment with our strategic focus.
Our vision is to support the continued achievement of students of African descent and to provide extensive resources to foster the successful progression from prospective students to Wharton alumni. The strength
of our organization is predicated on the steadfast dedication of members to assist each other academically, professionally, and socially through a myriad of events and activities. For more information,
please visit www.whartonaambaa.com
AAMBAA Alumni Network
The AAMBAA ALUMNI NETWORK is a membership-driven organization of Wharton African American Alumni
that collaborates with other organizations to achieve the following goals:
- Support the professional and personal development of African-American Alumni.
Support Wharton, with a special focus on the recruitment, development,
and successful degree completion of African American undergraduate and graduate students.
- Strengthen African American communities to which alumni are committed particularly insofar
as business, leadership, and investment can contribute to the development of these communities.
For more information, please visit www.aambaa.net.