About CYP

CYP's mission is to attract and unite a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Charlottesville's future as a great place to live, work, and play. We host events targeting a wide range of interests including arts/culture, social, sports, networking/professional development, and volunteerism.
Events Calendar

Background and History of CYP

CYP was founded in 1999 as Charlottesville Young Professionals by a few area professionals with the support of some large corporations determined to attract and retain young professionals to the area. The majority of our membership falls in the mid 20s to mid 30s bracket, CYP has no definitive age group - we believe anyone can be young at heart! Our members represent a vast array of the area's workforce, including the arts, architecture, engineering, finance, marketing, manufacturing, the trades, law, medicine, media, non-profits, and government (that's just a few of them!). No matter what your occupation or employment status, you will be comfortable within this group.

How Our Events Works

I keep hearing about this "host" thing? What's a host have to do? It seems pretty easy. It is pretty easy . . . here's what it entails:
      Either suggest the event or offer to host a regularly scheduled event or one suggested by another member.
      Write up a blurb and email it to the Events Directors, Greg Carragan and Mike Fox (please include - when, where, and the sender's contact info).
      Be at the event on time and keep an eye out for anyone who got in touch with you.
      Some events require more planning, like making reservations, etc., but for most events, this is it!
We're always looking for ideas for new events and for hosts for them. If you have an idea or are an interested (or at least willing) host, please join us at an upcoming planning dinner, or let our Events Directors, Greg Carragan and Mike Fox, know.
We invite you to attend a couple of the events before joining CYP; please contact Maurice Walker, President, for more information on any event or to let us know you're coming to see what it's all about.
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