About us

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

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.