Cleveland Young Professional Organizations

Looking for a way to get involved? In need of a new networking opportunity? Looking for a new job (or career)? Cleveland’s vast network of Young Professional Organizations are sure to help!


Ambassadors Circle - Cleveland Zoological Society - This philanthropic group works to promote the Zoo’s mission – connecting people with wildlife and inspiring personal responsibility for conserving the natural world – to the next generation of civic leaders. This group provides members opportunities for professional development, networking, and exclusive programming, all with a focus of extending the Zoo’s mission and growing its audience.

Beck Center for the Arts Associate Board - Associate Board’s mission is to raise the awareness of Beck Center, increase the involvement of young professionals in the organization and our community, and raise needed funds for the organization. They meet these goals by working closely with Beck Center Staff and the Board of Directors to identify opportunities for cultivation, engagement and fundraising.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Young Professionals Association - The Young Professional Association (YPA) as a body is responsible for establishing a premier group of individuals committed to raise awareness, raise funds and recruit volunteer mentors to change the lives of youth in Greater Cleveland through mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland - Bridge Board - The Bridge Board is a diverse group of young professionals committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Through strategically planned programming and a variety of fundraising events, the Bridge Board helps deliver the mission of the Clubs to encourage the kids and teens to become productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Cleveland History Center Young Professionals - The purpose of the CHC Young Professionals is to connect the past to the present within the Northeast Ohio community through social, networking, and educational events.  The events and programs are created to be interesting to young professionals, and to help share the uniqueness of WRHS, its collections and Northeast Ohio history.

The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club - The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is a group of young professionals who are working to create a thriving community for us in Northeast Ohio. The Club provides a place where we socialize, network, discover and volunteer; it's an organization where you can enjoy life.

Cleveland Young Professional Senate - Cleveland YPS is an advocating voice on behalf of young professionals in Greater Cleveland. We advocate, communicate, and educate the Greater Cleveland community on the stances and opinions of the young professional in our region. Our members accomplish this mission through increased civic participation, civic involvement and awareness of issues facing individuals and organizations within the young professional community of greater Cleveland.  

The Circle - Young Professionals of the Cleveland Orchestra - The Circle is the young professionals group for The Cleveland Orchestra: designed for those who share a love of music and a mission to support one of Cleveland’s — and the world’s — cultural gems. As a Circle member, you'll enjoy incredible concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center, meet new people at fun networking events, and get an inside look at this fascinating cultural institution. 

Column & Stripe: The Young Friends of the Cleveland Museum of Art - As a member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a world-class collection, exclusive programming, and culturally relevant networking designed with you in mind.

Engage!Cleveland - Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business and community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Our goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals to people, jobs, organizations and events.

The Gathering Place Rising Leaders Council - The mission of the Rising Leaders Council is to ensure the viability and sustainability of The Gathering Place through fundraising, friend-raising, and outreach.

Global Shapers Cleveland Hub - The Global Shapers Community is a international network of young leaders founded by the World Economic Forum. The mission of the Global Shapers Community is to empower youth to self-organize for impact and to amplify the voice of young leaders. With over 350 hubs world-wide, the Shapers Community is a network full of change-makers looking to positively impact the world.

Greater Cleveland Habitat Young Professionals - Greater Cleveland Habitat Young Professionals (GCHYP) is committed, in partnership with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, to strive toward Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank's YP Pantry -The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s YP Pantry is a dynamic group of socially conscious young professional leaders who are motivated to take action and bring awareness to the mission of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the issue of hunger in Northeast Ohio.

Jewish Cleveland- JCLE is a no-strings attached way to connect with other Jewish young professionals (ages 21-29). We focus on all types of personalities and interests, whether you’re looking to meet someone special, network, learn, or party. We want you to live your very best Jewish life in Cleveland!

Jewish Federation of Cleveland Young Leadership Division - This is where young people connect, to Jewish life and to each other. You don’t have to be very religious, or maybe you are; you might be really into volunteer work, or maybe just interested in trying something new; you could have met your soul mate, or this feels like a good time to mix and mingle with other singles; wherever you are in your life journey, we probably know others who are there too! We will help you connect to Cleveland’s vibrant, diverse, and welcoming Jewish community of young adults age 21 to 45.

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals Group - Junior Achievement's Young Professionals Group is a group of innovative, energetic, and philanthropic young professionals with an interest in supporting financial literacy, work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and economic success among students in the Cleveland area. Members are ambassadors for JA throughout the city and work to support the organization's mission.

MotivAsians for Cleveland - MotivAsians for Cleveland is a non-profit organization cultivating a vibrant Asian community for Greater Cleveland by promoting the attraction and retention of Asian-American professionals through leadership and professional development, networking, and civic involvement.Our management team will connect you with our city and community through leadership trainings, civic involvement opportunities, networking events, career advises, cultural exchange opportunities, sports and fun events in addition to get introduced to all other young professional organizations in Cleveland.

The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) - Our vision is to promote intellectual and economic wealth within the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio community. We provide a broad range of activities to meet the diverse needs of its membership and our community. Events include guest lectures, professional development, networking, and scholarship programs

New Partners of CHSC -The New Partners of CHSC is an associate board comprised of dynamic young professionals in the Cleveland area working to help advance the mission and programs of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center through both service activities and fundraising events. New Partners are committed to the success of CHSC and are dedicated to promoting awareness of the organization and its mission in the community. Members are able to further their understanding of philanthropy, build upon their professional and leadership skills, and gain board training experience.

ORT America Next Generation - ORT America Next Generation is a national network of young professionals dedicated to improving communities and making the world a better place through the support of ORT educational initiatives. Next Gen networking and fundraising events further ORT programs that enrich the lives of thousands across the globe.

Phriends, A Providence House Group - The PHriends are dedicated to promoting the mission of Providence House, educating young professionals in the Greater Cleveland area on the important role Providence House plays in our community, and encouraging their involvement in supporting the efforts of the organization.  

Playhouse Square Partners - Our mission is to support the not-for-profit Playhouse Square district by engaging young professionals in leadership, volunteer, and social activities.

Recovery Resources Associate Board - The Associate Board promotes the mission, goals and objectives of Recovery Resources and is comprised of vibrant, community-minded, young professionals and volunteers. The Associate Board embraces a comprehensive strategy of community outreach through awareness, education, social, and fundraising activities, focusing on their main annual event, the Run for Recovery

Shoes and Clothes for Kids Young Professionals - Shoes and Clothes for Kids offers a number of opportunities through our Associate Board for socially minded young professionals to volunteer, network, gain valuable leadership experience and have fun.

Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) - SOUP was established in 1999 with the purpose to build a strong network in the city of Cleveland to help professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and build relationship. Our mission is to be the premier network where urban professionals can enrich their lives, both professionally and personally. 

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals Committee - UCP of Greater Cleveland is excited to bring together a group of talented and dedicated people to help us make the world a brighter place for children and adults with disabilities.

United Way of Greater Cleveland - Our mission is to make a positive and lasting impact by helping those in need in our community and participating in activities that will create a better future for all of us.

WIN Cleveland - WIN Cleveland is an organization that empowers female entrepreneurs, business owners, and other professionals by creating new opportunities for individual business development.  Our focus is to enable continuous professional growth through sharing ideas, resources and providing business support.

Young Education Professionals - Cleveland - YEP-Cleveland (or YEP-CLE as we call ourselves) is the Cleveland, Ohio chapter of Young Education Professionals. Through happy hours, service, and networking we hope to connect all those working towards education equity in our city. 

Young Latino Network - The Mission of The Young Latino Network is to Empower the Latino Community through Leadership Development and Civic Engagement.

The Young Professionals of Greater Cleveland Volunteers - Young Professionals of Greater Cleveland Volunteers enhances the community through volunteerism, networking and development. We participate in monthly group volunteering at local non-profits that our parent organization, Greater Cleveland Volunteers partners with.


Industry Specific Young Professional Organizations:

AGA Cleveland Chapter - AGA Cleveland Chapter has been around since 1954, serving professionals in the government financial management community by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

American Marketing Association - NEO Chapter - The American Marketing Association (AMA) is an international, professional society of individual members with an interest in the practice, study and teaching of marketing. The AMA exists to urge and assist the personal and professional development of its members and to advance the science and ethical practice of the marketing discipline. 

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Shape Cleveland by cultivating and advocating for a community of connected, engaged, and passionate emerging nonprofit leaders


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