Civic & Community Engagement

The Community & Civic Engagement Committee is a group of passionate people eagerly working to make Erie the best place to live, work, learn, and play. The committee is responsible for engaging YEP members in community events, civic leadership, and providing a space for young adult voices.

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Looking for YEP members to volunteer for your next event? Please click the button above or email Chris at for more information regarding the process.


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Community Engagement

Thank you for your interest in including members of Young Erie Professionals (YEP) in your volunteer opportunity! YEP's Community & Civic Engagement Committee reviews project submissions on a quarterly basis and chooses one project from those submitted in which to engage our members. If your project is not chosen, we will still share your opportunity with our members, though we cannot guarantee YEP member involvement.

*Submitted projects must align with the YEP mission and goals:

YEP Mission: Young Erie Professionals provides opportunities for its members to develop professionally and participate in the community while connecting, attracting, and retaining young talent.

YEP Goals:

  • Influence/advocate in the community
  • Educate members
  • Provide a network
  • Increase membership

Please note: All submissions require a YEP member sponsor. The YEP Sponsor ensures your project aligns with YEP's mission and goals and acts as the project liaison. We encourage you to submit your project prior to the deadline listed.

Quarters & deadlines:

  • Quarter 1: October 1 - December 31 *Deadline - September 1
  • Quarter 2: January 1 - March 31 *Deadline - December 1
  • Quarter 3: April 1 - June 30 *Deadline - March 1
  • Quarter 4: July 1 - September 30 *Deadline - June 1

Please contact with any questions or concerns about this process.