Celebrate the season with DYP at the newly opened Lululemon in downtown Detroit! Enjoy sustainably sourced hors d'oeuvres from the culinary geniuses at Gourmet Gone Wild while celebrating with fellow DYP members and friends. Help us make a difference! Proceeds from this event will be donated to a local nonprofit.
Are you interested in providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally, connect with Detroit area young professionals and entrepreneurs, and give back to the community? Then the Executive Team is looking for you! The Executive Team is charged with producing the events and programming that drive the organization's mission.
The Board of Directors (the Board) is the governing body of DYP. The Board establishes the strategic goals for the organization and monitors its implementation. Rather than focusing on the operational details, the Board is interested in the overall direction of the organization and monitoring results. We are seeking dynamic young professionals and entrepreneurs interested in serving as a DYP Board Member.
How does the Board of Directors differ from the Executive Team? The Board of Directors is more of an advisory role for the organization and focuses on organizational strategy, rather than executing the day-to-day functions of the organization, such as programming.
Who Should Apply: Seasoned young professionals who meet the following criteria:
- Experience and knowledge of work associated with philanthropic boards or committees
- Experience fundraising and soliciting donations for nonprofit or for-profit causes
- Experience with strategy development and implementation
The application process is exclusive to DYP Members only. If you are not a member and would like to be considered for the Board of Directors, please click HERE to purchase your $40 membership!
Join us in honoring young professionals and entrepreneurs who are dynamically impacting Detroit through intentional leadership. Enjoy plated dinner, dessert, complimentary premium bar, live entertainment, networking receptions, photobooth, and sponsored gift bags.
The Vanguard Awards profiles the outstanding efforts of young professionals and entrepreneurs growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Metro Detroit. They demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area long-term through professional accomplishments and community involvement.
This year's theme is "Leading with Intention." We are excited to honor our 2017 award recipients, who have demonstrated their potential as amazing leaders, and connect with several past Vanguard Award recipients who have taken on unique leadership positions in our community. Please visit our Vanguard site to view our honorees.
Get an exclusive sneak-peek of the highly anticipated Eatóri Market, soon to open in downtown Detroit’s historic Capitol Park. Mix and mingle with past and present Vanguard Award honorees as we prepare to celebrate the 2017 class of the upcoming 7th Annual Vanguard Awards at our private viewing of Eatóri. Registration includes a complimentary drink!
Join Detroit Young Professionals, the City of Detroit, and the Joy-Greenfield Neighborhood Association for a day of giving back. We will positively impact the neighborhood by cleaning up an alley & commercial strip. We will also assist by distributing block club information to neighborhood residents and local businesses. End the day of service with lunch with your fellow volunteers!
Join us in celebrating 10 years of DYP at our July Open House at the Fountain - Detroit. Located in the heart of Campus Martius, The Fountain is the perfect setting for the Detroit Young Professionals' birthday bash. Enjoy cake, hors d'oeuvres, photo booth fun provided by Fancy Flash Photo Booth, and all things DYP!
This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.
Note that this event was originally slated for July 12th, yet has been postponed to July 19th due to rain.
DYP MEMBERS: Now is the perfect time to get the most out of your membership! Join us for an exclusive members only +1 invitation to experience the Apparatus Room inside the newly opened Detroit Foundation Hotel. Network with fellow members and friends while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a private cash bar.
Join DYP for an exclusive opportunity to learn basic fundamentals of golfing from a seasoned golf enthusiast who has closed a $25 million deal on the golf course and an LPGA instructor! After each session, enjoy a complimentary networking reception complete with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer + wine.
Are you a young professional looking to volunteer and/or don’t know what organizations are available? Are you interested in learning more about a DYP Membership? Then this event is for you!
When attempting to build relationships as a young professional, do you ever wonder how to actually go about doing it? This event, which will be hosted by acclaimed Dale Carnegie Training staff, will walk attendees step-by-step through the art of networking and strategic relationship-building.
Now accepting applications to join DYP's Executive Team! Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 12 at 11:59pm.
The Vanguard Awards provides an upscale networking, dining and entertainment experience for professionals and entrepreneurs in the Metro-Detroit region. This event gathers current and emerging leaders across our region together for an exclusive opportunity to grow and connect.
Thanks to the generosity of our network, DYP has collected 170 purses + 180 bags and 4 bags of toiletries in support of our GIVE BACK initiative that will benefit homeless women + men in the Detroit area. Now we need to assemble the purses + bags!
Join DYP on Thursday, July 28th at TechTown to help package the toiletries into the purses + bags for distribution to the women + men at Detroit Rescue Mission.
This opportunity to GIVE BACK is FREE, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.
Thanks to the generosity of our network, DYP has collected 170 purses + 180 bags and 4 bags of toiletries in support of our GIVE BACK initiative. Join DYP on Thursday, July 28th at TechTown to help package the toiletries into the purses + bags for distribution to the women + men at Detroit Rescue Mission.
DYP Open House @ Exodus Lounge in Greektown (Rooftop Party)
Register now for this FREE event to enjoy complimentary appetizers and a private cash bar, overlooking Greektown, from Detroit's first and one of its finest rooftops, Exodus Lounge.
Come network and chill, learn more about DYP, its vision and upcoming events! We will also be holding a special raffle for a FREE 2 hour tour with HandleBar Detroit. You don’t want to miss this event!
FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Join DYP and lifestyle coach Evelyn Summerville to learn how to strategically plan for your future. Whether you’re planning a career move next month or in five years, this event will provide you with the basic tools needed to create and execute a vision of any kind. Attendees will even walk away with a personalized roadmap!
Ladies, do you have a a purse that you're no longer using that's in good condition? Guys, do you have a grooming bag that you no longer need? Donate them to DYP for our next Service in the City event! We're currently accepting monetary donations to help reach our goal of 400 bags + purses filled with toiletries to donate to Detroit Rescue Mission.