Welcome to The Connect 757

We are the premier social networking organization for Hampton Roads Black Young Professionals

About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe in bringing black professionals together through social networking events. We created The Connect 757 to bring you together with equally passionate people ready for something new. Our mission is to create shared experiences for members to build relationships, grow their networks, and blossom personally and professionally, while still having fun. We do that, by curating a variety of events that showcase the balance and diversity of black millennial’s.

What do we do?

Social Networking Events

the Connect 757 provides a variety of social networking events throughout Hampton Roads for members to choose from every month including but not limited to Melanin Brunch, Melanin Excursions, Happy Hours, Outdoor Adventure Series, Melanin Reads Book Club, Group Fitness classes, Meditation Monday’s, Game Nights, Movie Nights and so many more.

Personal & Professional Development

The Connect 757 provides opportunities to grow personally and professionally through our Dynamic Dialogues series and various workshops and training’s. Topics in the past have included mental health and professional development, building generational wealth, branding, resume revamps, work- life balance and so many more.

Collaborative Events

The Connect 757 partners with local businesses and organizations to host additional events to encourage members to build their network with individuals outside of the Connect 757. The Connect 757 values building partnerships and supporting local small businesses across the 757.


What Members Say

“The Connect 757 is a great way to network, interact, and connect with like-minded young professionals in the area. There are many events to choose from and great activities to participate in. If you’re new to the area, or just looking to meet new people, this is a great group of individuals to get involved with.”

“You can always count on the Connect to keep the good times rolling and consistently offering different events and meet ups other than what you’re used to. If I can’t think of something to do in the area I know I can reach out to the connect and get my calendar filled up with all types of events and vibes ranging from business and networking and pure fun and good vibes. I’m so excited for the future of the connect and you should too!”


Recent News

  • “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter” is the Melanin Reads Book Club Selection for August
    We are excited to jump into this months book, “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter,” by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Don’t be so quick to judge a book by it’s cover. The author clearly explains the difference between “50 Cent” the Rapper and, “Curtis Jackson” the business man, and how this distinction has allowed him to be […]
  • The Connect 757 and The ROEW collaborate for #BetterBusiness
    On Thursday, July 30, The Connect 757 is collaborting with The ROEW  for Better Business – Crafting Your Brand’s Story. Are you a new business owner or are you launching a new project in your existing company? If so, you already know that pitching your products or services to new audiences is a constant exercise. Getting your pitch […]
  • The Melanated Cabin Retreat Weekend Recap
    The #MelanatedCabinRetreat was the start of an annual retreat to bring some melanin to the mountains. We had an amazing time at our first #MelanatedCabinRetreat hosted at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Virginia – just about 3.5 hours from Virginia Beach, Virginia. We were able to secure a cabin that would accomodate our large party, 16 […]

Become a Member

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we want you to join a network of dope black professionals looking to #connect, #grow, and #network with other black professionals in the 757.

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