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About Young Professionals of Akron



YPA was founded in October 2002. Akron-area young professionals started this organization in response to survey results by Next Generation Consulting founder, Rebecca Ryan. When asked what factors were most important in choosing a place in which to live and work, YPA identified community involvement, inclusiveness and networking opportunities. More than a decade later, these factors are still what drives YPA’s mission and goals.


Mission and Goals

The mission of Young Professionals of Akron is to connect young professionals and encourage involvement within the Greater Akron community.

  • Expand professional and personal networks through social and community events.
  • Invest in the community through volunteerism and support of local business.
  • Engage in new opportunities through the introduction to new and existing resources.

YPA By-Laws
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