• 01/28/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GWUL 2901 14th St NW DC 20009- Pepco Room (bottom floor)

    Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? The Community Service Committee needs you! Join our committee meeting as we brainstorm ways to shape our community!

    Use the Harvard St entrance


    • 02/02/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • H St Country Club 1335 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

    Thursday Network would be nothing without its members and to kick off Join Week 2020 we want to  celebrate the people who make TN special! We are hosting a Super Bowl Viewing Party on Sunday Feb 2nd at H St Country Club. In honor of those who have been committed to the movement, admission to this event is FREE for all TN members. There will be light finger foods, arcade games, and a cash bar. In the spirit of Join Week, members are welcome to bring guests. General Public admission will be $5.

    • 02/04/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Teach For America-1805 7th Street NW (7th Floor), Washington, DC 20001

    Join Thursday Network for a civic engagement discussion about the Census, Elections, and Hyper-local Advocacy during our first SPARK Talk of 2020. 

    SPARK (Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable) Talks are an opportunity to present bold ideas to a wide audience. We put forth change-makers who are using their work and passion to make our communities and our country better. For this SPARK Talk, we’ll hear from:

    • Samantha Davis: The Black Swan Academy (Confirmed)

    • Kimberly Corbin: The Greater Washington Urban League (Confirmed)

    • And more to be confirmed

    With each ten-minute presentation from a fellow change-maker, a new way of thinking or a fresh approach is shared. What they say could ignite your curiosity  and flip the switch on a new mindset that leads you to meet your mission — better and more effectively.

    If you can’t seem to put your finger on the right response to a challenge confronting your community, a Spark Talk just might show you the light.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Google DC - 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001

    This Join Week event seeks to bring together young professional men of color (white and blue collar) to discuss a number of topics ranging from maintaining your identity while navigating a corporate culture, to proper techniques for recruiting men to the movement who may not align your viewpoints, to navigating male privilege.

    This is a networking event and open discussion where men will engage in conversations on a number of topics.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Provision 14- 2100 14th Street NW Washington DC 20009 (Second Floor)

    Sips with Sis is back! Join us for the second annual Join Week edition of Sips with Sis: An Open Women’s Forum. Enjoy cocktails and conversations (and extended happy hour!) with us at Provision 14 (upstairs). Women of TN are invited to come together to sip and spill tea as we discuss health and wellness, social justice, dating and relationships, and more. This is an opportunity for women to build with each while having an open dialogue and gaining insight from other young professional

    • 02/06/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Greater Washington Urban League- Pepco Room

    You’ve experienced our events and met some of our fantastic members, now it’s time to learn more about what the next steps in your Thursday Network future could look like. The Thursday Network Open House Join Week Edition will be time to get more indepth with the history, mission, and membership experience of our organization. Meet our Thursday Network leaders, network with other like minded young professionals, and explore how being a member can benefit you. 

    This meeting is open to:

    *Anyone interested in learning more about Thursday Network and what we do.

    *Thursday Network Friends and Visitors ready to join

    *Current Thursday Network members who are excited to share about the TN member experience 

    If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the  Membership Chair, Harper Matthews, at

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • 02/08/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 9159 Brookville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Please join us on Saturday, February 8th from 10:30am-2pm as we continue Join Week with our Community Service Event. Thursday Network will be partnering with A Wider Circle to help organize and stock home items for individuals and families transitioning out of homeless situations or living without life's necessities. Thursday Network will help sort the donations and stock the showrooms while  assisting clients in selecting items. The donations that are received include household furniture, linens, kitchen items, toys, and professional clothing and accessories.

    All first-time volunteers need to complete a waiver form prior to service day.The waiver form requires a parent or guardian to sign off for anyone under the age of 18. Please click here for the waiver form and bring the day of the event.

    Volunteers will want to dress in comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes (sneakers are best). The center is not fully temperature controlled, so please dress for the weather. 

    A Wider Circle will be taking us through detailed instructions so please arrive early! 

    There are several transportation options for volunteers, outlined below:

    Metro Stop: Redline Stop Forest Glen Metro Station. It is 0.8 mile (15 minute) walk to the location.

    Bus Routes: The 5,17 and Y2 all leave from Silver Spring Metro Station around 9:45am and drop off closer to the location. 

    Parking: There is offsite parking for volunteers. It is important that volunteers follow the map (see here) to ensure they find the correct area to park. 

    The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty through on-the-ground programs and services, as well as through the development of large-scale solutions to its root causes. A Wider Circle holistic approach focuses on the creation of stable homes, workforce development programming to move families to economic

    • 02/09/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Exiles Bar- 1610 U St. NW Washington, DC 2009

    Thursday Network is wrapping up our 2020 Join Week by spreading a little love this Black History Month. Join us for an evening of games, giveaways, candy grams, and friends from 5-7:30 pm at Exiles Bar.

    Want to show your favorite TN member a little appreciation? Want to welcome a new member in a special way? Met someone great at an event who you want to send some love to?  Send a candy gram!  

    Members and non-members will be able to purchase candy grams at $7 each on Candy grams will be available for purchase at all major TN events leading up to the event including at all Join Week events.

    • 02/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Greater Washington Urban League 2901 14th St NW DC
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    The Thursday Network Food Pantry supports the health needs of our community members each month. Help us expand our reach beyond the walls of the Greater Washington Urban League by donating items*, funds, or your time to ensure our selected community members have a variety of food and household items to support their basic needs.

    *Before purchasing specific items, please email Maggie Butler, Community Service Programs Chair at to ensure the items are needed.

Past events

01/23/2020 January General Body Meeting – “Life, Health & Wealth”
01/22/2020 Thursday Network and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Presents Empowerment Academy- Information session
01/20/2020 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive
01/18/2020 New Decade, New You: Boxing and Brunch with Thursday Network
01/18/2020 Thursday Network Food Pantry
01/14/2020 Membership/Social & Cultural Combined Committee Meeting
01/14/2020 Civic Engagement Committee Meeting
01/08/2020 Thursday Network and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Presents Empowerment Academy- Information session
01/07/2020 Public Relations & Digital Media/Fund Development Combined Committee Meeting
01/07/2020 Personal and Professional Development Committee Meeting
12/21/2019 Feed the Hood: Kwanzaa Edition
12/18/2019 Winter Holiday Warm up: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
12/17/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
12/14/2019 Thursday Network New Member Orientation Post Social Event
12/14/2019 Thursday Network New Member Orientation
12/11/2019 Thursday Network and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Presents Empowerment Academy- Information session
12/10/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meeting
12/10/2019 Membership/Social & Cultural Combined Committee Meeting
12/07/2019 Holiday Food Pantry Drive and Distribution( November & December)
12/03/2019 Grant Writing Workshop: Personal & Professional Development, Public Relations, and Fund Development Committee Meeting
11/23/2019 Senior Citizen Appreciation: National Day of Empowerment
11/23/2019 Holiday Food Pantry Drive and Distribution( November & December)
11/21/2019 November General Body Meeting
11/19/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
11/16/2019 National Day of Empowerment Community Fest
11/14/2019 Thursday Network Open House
11/12/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meeting
11/12/2019 Membership/Social & Cultural Combined Committee Meeting
11/07/2019 The Bridge: TFA DC’s Alumni Association's Annual D.C. 101 Event
11/05/2019 Public Relations & Digital Media/Fund Development Combined Committee Meeting
11/05/2019 Personal and Professional Development Committee Meeting
10/24/2019 October General Body Meeting- 2020 Vision
10/20/2019 Girls Next Door Presents: Think Pink 5K Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness!
10/19/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
10/15/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
10/10/2019 Fall Kickoff Happy Hour!
10/08/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meeting
10/08/2019 Membership/Social & Cultural Combined Committee Meeting
10/01/2019 Public Relations & Digital Media/Fund Development Combined Committee Meeting
10/01/2019 Personal and Professional Development Committee Meeting
09/28/2019 Sports Jam: Back to School Edition
09/14/2019 September New Member Orientation
09/13/2019 TN Karaoke
09/12/2019 Thursday Network Open House
08/26/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
08/24/2019 Health & Wellness Back 2 School Festival
08/22/2019 August General Body Meeting - Thursday Network Elections
08/19/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
08/17/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
08/15/2019 2019 Spirit of Service Awards
08/14/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
08/13/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
08/12/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
08/05/2019 Membership/Social Cultural Joint Committee Meeting
08/03/2019 An Evening of Opulence: 35th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala
07/29/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
07/27/2019 N Street Village Snack Drive
07/24/2019 YP LEAD Summit "The Homecoming"- National Urban League Conference
07/22/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
07/20/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
07/18/2019 July General Body Meeting:State of Thursday Network
07/17/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
07/15/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
07/13/2019 Craft for a Cause
07/11/2019 Thursday Network Open House
07/09/2019 Public Relations/Fund Development Committee Meeting
07/08/2019 "Spirits of Service"
07/02/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
07/01/2019 Membership/Social Cultural Joint Committee Meeting
06/29/2019 Magruder Woods Footpath Restoration
06/27/2019 June GBM -Black Millennial Economics
06/19/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
06/18/2019 Membership/Social Cultural Joint Committee Meeting
06/17/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
06/15/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
06/11/2019 The Folding Chair- Thursday Network Speaker Series With Attorney Ben Crump
06/10/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
06/08/2019 June New Member Orientation
06/03/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
05/31/2019 YBGB Finale- Party with a purpose
05/30/2019 Face Hunger Simulation
05/29/2019 NAACP DC Branch Townhall Meeting: #RaceNJustice State of Race & Criminal Justice in Washington DC
05/28/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
05/23/2019 May GBM - YP Fit
05/21/2019 Membership/Social Cultural Joint Committee Meeting
05/20/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
05/19/2019 Dance it out with KEEN DC- May 19
05/18/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
05/16/2019 Goodie Girl Bag Packing Social
05/15/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
05/14/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
05/13/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
05/11/2019 Spring Work Day with City Blossoms
05/09/2019 Thursday Network Open House
05/07/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
05/06/2019 Be the Match + LPC Mixer
05/06/2019 NULYP Road to 20: Looking Back, Moving Forward
04/30/2019 Sips With Sis: An Open Women’s Forum
04/28/2019 Urban League Sunday at Howard University
04/27/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
04/25/2019 April GBM - #BossMoves: Young Professional Leadership Essentials
04/23/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
04/22/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
04/17/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
04/15/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
04/14/2019 Special VIP Screening of BET's Finding Justice: Baltimore Lead Crisis
04/13/2019 National Day of Service: STEAM Into the Future Design Challenge and Exhibition Fair
04/09/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
04/08/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
04/06/2019 Rep Your College: Final Four Watch Party
04/02/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
04/01/2019 Social and Cultural Committee
03/30/2019 Garden Workday @ DC Bilingual Public Charter School
03/28/2019 Celebrating The Magic: Connecting Black Feminism & The Movement
03/27/2019 5th Annual Black Jewish Seder
03/26/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
03/25/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
03/23/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
03/22/2019 ‘Us’ Movie Night
03/20/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
03/19/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
03/18/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
03/15/2019 Thursday Network Presents Soiree Noir: A Masquerade Affair
03/15/2019 GWUL's Whitney M. Young Memorial Gala Volunteer Registration
03/14/2019 Thursday Network Open House
03/12/2019 The Folding Chair- Thursday Network Speaker Series
03/11/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
03/09/2019 March New Member Orientation
03/06/2019 A Talk With Congresswoman Norton: An Active Dialogue Between D.C. Young Black Professionals
03/05/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
03/04/2019 Social and Cultural Committee
03/02/2019 Ivy City Tour
02/28/2019 February GBM: Does Black Love Still Exist..?
02/26/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
02/25/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
02/23/2019 Presidents' Day of Service: Tree Preservation With CHEARS
02/20/2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
02/20/2019 Thursday Network and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Presents Empowerment Academy Orientation
02/18/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
02/16/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
02/13/2019 Thursday Network and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Presents Empowerment Academy Information Session
02/12/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
02/11/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee- cancelled for Feb 11
02/10/2019 Black Love Matters + Candy Grams Fundraiser
02/09/2019 Gordon Parks @ National Gallery of Art
02/08/2019 Greater Washington Urban League's Scholarship Review Session
02/06/2019 Landing a Global Gig: Young Professionals Working Abroad and Home
02/05/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
02/04/2019 Social and Cultural Committee
02/03/2019 Superbowl Party
02/02/2019 Legacy of Leadership Brunch
02/02/2019 Legacy of Leadership: Creating a Better Tomorrow
02/01/2019 The Mix Up (Join Week event)
02/01/2019 For Us, By Us: Black History Month Book Drive
01/31/2019 Conversations and Cognac: Men's Townhall
01/31/2019 Sips With Sis: An Open Conversation Between Women
01/30/2019 TN SPARK Talks: Leadership on the frontlines
01/29/2019 Join Week Speed Networking with National Urban League Young Professionals
01/28/2019 Thursday Network Open House & Social Hour (Join Week Event)
01/27/2019 Join Week Kickoff with Hashtag Lunchbag DC
01/24/2019 January General Body Meeting - #Adulting 101
01/22/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
01/21/2019 Thursday Network's 19th Annual MLK Day Blanket & Toiletries Drive
01/19/2019 Thursday Network Food Pantry
01/16/2019 Fund Development Committee Meeting
01/15/2019 Community Service Committee Meetings
01/14/2019 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
01/12/2019 Thursday Network Potluck at Victory Heights
01/10/2019 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
01/09/2019 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
01/08/2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting
01/07/2019 Joint Meeting: Social and Cultural Committee and Membership
12/27/2018 #DearVisionary: Year-End Vision Setting Workshop
12/22/2018 Thursday Network's Holiday Drive
12/20/2018 Thursday Network's Winter Warm Up
12/19/2018 Fund Development Committee Meeting
12/18/2018 Community Service Committee Meetings
12/15/2018 Thursday Network Food Pantry
12/13/2018 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
12/12/2018 Thursday Network Open House
12/11/2018 Public Relations Committee Meeting
12/08/2018 Feed the Hood
12/04/2018 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
12/03/2018 Social and Cultural Committee
11/29/2018 Managing Holiday Stress
11/27/2018 Membership Committee Meeting
11/20/2018 Community Service Committee Meetings
11/19/2018 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
11/17/2018 Building Black Wealth:Thursday Network's Black Business Expo
11/17/2018 Thanksgiving Food Pantry Drive and Distribution
11/14/2018 Closing the Wealth Gap: A Discussion on Establishing Black Equity
11/13/2018 JOINT MEETING!!! Public Relations Committee Meeting and Fund Development
11/12/2018 Policies and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee
11/06/2018 Personal and Professional Development Meeting
11/05/2018 Social and Cultural Committee
10/30/2018 Membership Committee Meeting
10/25/2018 Midterm Elections & Implications on Communities of Color
10/22/2018 Fund Development Committee Meeting
10/21/2018 #LeadFreeBaltimore
10/16/2018 Community Service Committee Meetings
10/15/2018 Civic Engagement Committee Meetings
10/09/2018 Public Relations Committee Meeting
10/06/2018 TN Gives Back: Beautification at Heritage Island
09/28/2018 Thursday Network Leadership Retreat
09/27/2018 September General Body Meeting
09/25/2018 TN Gives Back: Play Ball with the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
09/23/2018 #SayHerName: Black Women & Police Violence
09/20/2018 Hometown Happy Hour- Caribbean and Afropop Edition
09/14/2018 2018 Spirit of Service Awards
09/08/2018 #UNHackTheVote 2018
08/23/2018 General Body Meeting- Elections
08/18/2018 Back 2 School
07/19/2018 Hometown Happy Hour: Dirty South Edition
07/17/2018 Friendship Place Welcome Home Basket collection and Distribution 2018
06/29/2018 Y2K Karaoke Fundraiser
06/28/2018 General Body Meeting- Black Economics: From Main Street to Capitol Hill
06/23/2018 Sports Jam 2018: Wakanda
06/21/2018 Lead 4 Life
06/11/2018 Thursday Network T-Shirt Design Challenge
06/09/2018 10th Annual DC Housing Expo
05/26/2018 Goodie Girl Bag Packing Social
05/24/2018 General Body Meeting- Better Me: Mind, Body and Soul
05/16/2018 School to Prison Pipeline
05/11/2018 YBGB Be the Match Transplant Party
05/10/2018 Legislative Policy Conference Mixer
05/06/2018 Keen Zumba Session
04/28/2018 Our Block is Hot
04/21/2018 School Beautification with Comcast Cares
04/14/2018 NDoS: Steam Into The Future
03/08/2018 Thursday Network Open House
02/14/2018 Empowerment Academy
09/16/2017 Food Pantry Distribution

Thursday Network

Greater Washington Urban League Building

2901 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
General Body Meetings occur on the 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:30p.

About Us

Founded in 1992, Thursday Network is comprised of over 200 young professionals committed to serving the Washington Metropolitan area through community programs and partnership that address the Empowerment Goals of the National Urban League. The mission of TN is to provide a forum for young adults, ages 21 – 40, to focus their energies on community service, professional development, and political involvement.


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