In late 2000, a small group of recent college graduates set out to harness the energy and enthusiasm of young Philadelphians in shaping the future of the city.
YIP’s first open meeting was held in early 2001, and the organization incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 2003.
Today, the organization boasts more than 7,000 members and has built a reputation as Philadelphia’s leading organization of young citizens.
The organization has historically achieved its goals through education about civic affairs, advocacy around key city issues, and events for young professionals and community leaders. Today, YIP strives to make Philadelphia the premier city for the next generation of young leaders by engaging, connecting and representing the young demographic (roughly 22 – 35, but all are welcome) through several different programs.
Learn more about YIP’s mission to engage, connect, and represent Philly’s young and involved.
Learn about YIP’s Board members — who we are and what we do.
Learn about YIP’s alumni Board members — who we were and what we’re doing now.
Check out our latest 990.
“Young people who move to Philadelphia sometimes ask me how to get better connected in [the city]. I’ve found myself offering up the same handful of suggestions more than a few times… Number One: Attend Young Involved Philadelphia events. The group is a great hub of smart, hungry, young Philadelphians.”
Christopher Wink, Technically Philly
“Young Involved Philadelphia continues to be an access point that allows us to connect with the young leaders and young do-ers who are really interested in making Philadelphia a better place to live. Many of the people we meet at YIP events become supporters of our organization and begin to connect us to new opportunities.”
Dave Raible, Executive Director, Generocity.org