• 01/18/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (registration for brunch only; use BoomBox link in event description to register for class)

    Start the new year and new decade off right with an awesome workout class followed by an optional brunch with Thursday Network members and friends!

    Boxing (Saturday, January 18 at 11:30am): Thursday Network is taking over BoomBox Boxing on Saturday, January 18 with a private class at the black-owned boutique boxing studio in Navy Yard. See below for instructions to sign up and get the discounted TN rate of just $20 for the class. Gloves will be provided for free and, if you don’t have your own, wraps are available to rent or buy at the studio. Learn more about BoomBox here.

    • Visit

    • "SIGN UP" to create an account

    • Then hit "BUY" to add a "single class" to your cart and hit checkout

    • At checkout, enter requested information including the discount code: THURSDAY (hit apply to see the $10 discount appear)

    • Submit purchase


    Brunch (Saturday, January 18 at 1:00pm): If you want to keep the fun going, feel free to join us as we head next door to Mission Navy Yard for brunch! This optional brunch is $35 per person and includes bottomless mimosas and an entree. Take a look at the menu here and please be sure to RSVP so we can have an accurate count of attendees.

    Please follow the instructions above to sign up for boxing class. If you’d like to attend brunch, please register on Thursday Network’s website.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • 01/20/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Takoma Park Middle School- 7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 ( Cafeteria)

    The 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive is Thursday Network’s annual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the month of January, communities within DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County will be asked to donate items and funds to create care packages for housing-unstable residents. On January 20, we will host a package assembly event in collaboration with Takoma Park Middle School’s student-led group, Difference Makers, to create care packages and deliver to people in need. Volunteers will assist in creating packages that consist of blankets, snacks, deodorants, feminine hygiene products (e.g., tampons and pads), floss, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, and words of encouragement. This year’s  goal is to deliver 1,200 packages to people in need throughout DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County. You can donate items by purchasing items from  Thursday Network’s Amazon List.

    Register here to volunteer

    Tickets will not be sold, but participants will be asked to donate items to make care packages.

    • 01/22/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Greater Washington Urban League - 2901 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 - Library

    This year, Thursday Network is partnering with the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy for the 2020 edition of Empowerment Academy. Empowerment Academy is Thursday Network’s signature mentoring program for youth in DC focused on personal development, college readiness, career exploration,healthy living and volunteerism. Empowerment Academy will support students enrolled in the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy by providing mentors to lead sessions focused on the African diaspora, goal-setting for the future, and community engagement. 

    Members interested in becoming mentors should plan to attend the upcoming information session scheduled for January 22 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at GWUL HQ.

    • 01/23/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • One Judiciary Square- Old Council Chamber-441 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    The New Year serves as an excellent time to evaluate last year’s progression and the perfect opportunity to set new benchmarks for the goals you wish to accomplish over the current year.  This GBM will echo the opportunity by equipping our membership with the tools to build a strong mind, a healthy body and become financially empowered.

    • 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.

    • 02/06/2020
    • 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

Past events

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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