The Detroit Young Professionals Organization (DYP) hosted the 6th Annual Service in the City (SiTC) Mixer on April 24, which recognizes and supports nonprofits from the Metro Detroit area that further causes ranging from environmental to the arts. In 2019, Caleb’s Kids received the top Community Builder Award.
Upon walking into Courtney and Jeff’s studio in St. Claire Shores, I felt like I teleported to a beautiful, calming conservatory. Filled with cacti, lush palms and plants and of course their gorgeous golden retriever, you can’t help but be in awe of their knack for interior design and all beautiful living things put simply. As Co-Founder Courtney said, they like to “rely on blooms and greenery to tell an architectural story and let flowers do their own thing.’
Adopt-A-Child for Christmas Program alone brings together many thousands of volunteers and parents, who give to over 3,000 low- income youth recipients, aging from newborn to 12 years. At this festive outing the youth are influenced by their evening’s mentors while receiving gifts of warm clothing and toys. The mentors provide the young children guidance through conversation and interest, positive direction and concern.
It’s always good to have a few good conversation starters in your back pocket (or even a joke) when you’re attending a networking event. Breaking the ice with someone you don’t know can be a little intimidating at times, especially if you’re not quite sure how to get a conversation started. Instead of asking someone right off the bat what they do for a living, which I’m sure is a statement we’re all too familiar with answering, we’ve included a few tips to help you get the dialogue going at your next networking event.
DYP is pleased to spotlight two more of our members who are working to make an impact both within the organization and throughout the area. Please enjoy this opportunity to learn more about your fellow members, and make sure to say hello when you see them out at an event!
Voters should take notice of how candidates visiting Detroit incorporate Detroit culture and community into their campaigns, and young professionals should give every candidate their ear for at least a minute. The way that it is supposed to be, is that every candidate truly has a chance, and no voter can make an educated decision until they've thoroughly looked at their options.
As Detroit gradually progresses in revitalization and regrowth, new companies and professionals are relocating to Detroit, vacant buildings are being purchased and restored, and neighborhoods are being cleaned up. Although a lot can be attributed to professionals leading the improvements that have Detroit on track to come back, volunteers play a major role in it as well.