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File #: 0347X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2018 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate Habiba Bankston’s Leadership of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson



To Recognize and Celebrate Habiba Bankston’s Leadership  of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals 




WHEREAS, Habiba Bankston is the current president of Columbus Urban League Youth Professionalism for several years and has helped teach and connect members of the Columbus community; and


WHEREAS, Habiba Bankston attended and graduated from Columbus City Schools and Ohio State where she caught the attention of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty for her leadership in activities and programs for African Americans; and


WHEREAS, Habiba Bankston was introduced to Columbus Urban League by Congresswoman Beatty and began volunteering for the organization where she then caught the attention of the Columbus Urban League president, Stephanie Hightower; and


WHEREAS, Stephanie Hightower asked Habiba Bankston to revamp the young professional network and thus she championed increasing the number of members and community involvement; and


WHEREAS, Habiba Bankston’s efforts with youth and community involvement in Columbus Urban League resulted in the launch of the Columbus Urban League Youth Professionals organization in 2015; and


WHEREAS, Under Habiba Bankston’s leadership, CULYP saw it’s membership rise to nearly 300 members of Columbus’s community, she helped establish Black Restaurant Week in 2017 to highlight minority-owned restaurants, her philanthropy work has helped fundraise for the cure to sickle cell lead her to start the #Beyondthecell social media webpage; now therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That we hereby recognize and celebrate Hibiba Bankston’s leadership of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals