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We have 18 Amazing #YoungPhillyLeads Finalists. Meet them on October 5.

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 In partnership with Forbes Under 30 Summit, YIP will be highlighting the people, projects, and organizations whose ideas and work are remaking Philadelphia.

This coming Monday, October 5, #YoungPhillyLeads Awards will recognize the young Philadelphians that have taken their #whyilovephilly game to the next level. Those people will have the opportunity to share how they are shaping, creating, and supporting their communities.

We are pleased to announce the group of finalists who will be recognized during the awards program.

#YoungPhillyLeads Finalists


  • Isaiah Thomas, Dir. Community Affairs, Office of Controller
  • Julie Wertheimer, Deputy Dir. for Policy, Programs & Admin, City of Phila.
  • Kellan White, Community Engagement & Special Events Manager,  Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown


Start-Up / Entrepreneurial 




Civic Engagement 




Join us next Monday, October 5 at the #YoungPhillyLeads Awards to hear from all of the finalists above on how they are moving Philly forward.

All finalists will address the audience by giving a short pitch as to why they deserve to win their respective category.  Each audience member will be able to vote in a live text poll to choose the winner in each category.  You helped us nominate, so now is your chance to help us pick the winners!

Tickets are $30 per person, ticket price includes beer, wine, and refreshments.  Discounted 10-packs of tickets are available for $250. Get Your Ticket Today!

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A Cynic’s Conversion

This past weekend, I was holed up in a room with the rest of Young Involved Philadelphia’s new Board of Directors for a two-day long meeting and strategy session.  We had every right to be burned out on all things youthful, Philly or involving involvement.  But the Board, including a usually pessimistic me, emerged from that never-ending meeting feeling more energized than a drum-playing bunny.

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January 7th | Posted In Philadelphia, Programs, YIP

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Independence Hall

Independence Hall is so inspiring

Do you care about Philly’s nonprofit sector, civic engagement, community service or all of the above?  Have a way with words and a bit of spare time?  Sounds like you might have what it takes to contribute to the YIP Blog! Read more