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YPN Volunteers Help Students Celebrate the End of the School Year

YPN Volunteers Help Students Celebrate the End of the School Year

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2012 | 0 comments

Volunteers with the Young Professionals Network brought their school cheer to McClure Elementary School on Friday, June 1 to celebrate the end of the school year. About 50 children were given a “fun day” with our volunteers as a reward for their perfect attendance and citizenship through this year.

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Expert Panel Discusses Various Facets of Diversity

Expert Panel Discusses Various Facets of Diversity

Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | 0 comments

Over 100 enthusiastic young professionals gathered at The University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall on Monday, May 21, 2012 for YPN’s 6th annual installment of its Success in the City program. Tanya Hall, executive director at Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, moderated the panel discussion on the very timely topic of diversity in the workplace. The panelists represented a cross-section of area businesses and organizations and included Ronald Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity at Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO at Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Rakia Reynolds, president at Skai Blue Media; and James Sanders, director at Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Philadelphia.

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YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children's Toy Shop Program

YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children's Toy Shop Program

Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | 0 comments

The Saturday before Christmas is usually reserved for last minute holiday shopping. Rather, a group of about 15 dedicated YPN volunteers rolled up their sleeves to assist Turning Points for Children with their Toy Shop program. Volunteers sorted toys and games into appropriate age groups and organized clothing according to size, as well as decorated the space for the holidays.

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Speaks to Young Professionals

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Speaks to Young Professionals

Posted Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | 0 comments

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey recently addressed members of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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YPN Networks at the Water Works

YPN Networks at the Water Works

Posted Monday, November 21st, 2011 | 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, YPN members gathered at The Water Works Restaurant and Lounge for a networking event that featured Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.

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YPN Volunteers at the Back on My Feet Bash

YPN Volunteers at the Back on My Feet Bash

Posted Monday, November 14th, 2011 | 0 comments

The first thing that guests attending the Back on My Feet Bash this past Wednesday, November 2 noticed wasn’t the beautiful salon ballroom for the event, or the high fashion feel of the stages, but rather the 17 YPN members greeting them at the door. The smiling faces of our fellow members helped welcome the support and participants in celebrating one of Philly’s greatest charities.

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YPN Volunteers Roll Their Sleeves Up for Philly Cares Day

YPN Volunteers Roll Their Sleeves Up for Philly Cares Day

Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | 0 comments

The sun shone on this year’s Philly Cares Day, held on Saturday, October 22. The day got even brighter as 35 YPN volunteers descended on the Henry C. Lea School in West Philadelphia. YPN volunteers were divided into groups focused on painting outdoor window grates, cleaning out storage areas, and painting the school office and hallways.

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YPN Networks at the Center for Architecture

YPN Networks at the Center for Architecture

Posted Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 | 0 comments

On October 11, YPN held its first “industry meet-ups” networking event at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Stephanie Balan, YPN Vice Chair, welcomed attendees to the event.

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YPN Volunteers for Cradles to Crayons

YPN Volunteers for Cradles to Crayons

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | 0 comments

An energetic group of 25 YPN volunteers met at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse (The Giving Factory) on September 28 to help with the Fall season donations that Cradles to Crayons has been collecting.

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YPN Awards “Volunteer of the Year” Award

YPN Awards “Volunteer of the Year” Award

Posted Friday, July 22nd, 2011 | 0 comments

YPN awarded its Volunteer of the Year award on Wednesday evening atop the 777 South Broad Residences to Leonard DeProspo. The Volunteer of the Year award goes to the YPN member who has demonstrated the true spirit of volunteerism throughout the YPN volunteer year. The winner receives $500 to donate to the charity of their choosing.

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