There are plenty of ways to get involved in YPOC; whether you want to enjoy our membership benefits, support the children via our Adopt-A-Classroom campaign, are looking to make a donation, or you want to help us spread the word via social media, we appreciate your TIME and SUPPORT.
Are you interested in giving back? Would you like to influence the future of the youth of Harrisburg? Come be a volunteer for the YPOC's Adopt-A-Classroom program. We need volunteers! Come have fun with the students; share your experiences, your time, and impact a life for the better in three easy steps
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we gather at a local minority-owned business to enjoy their brunch menu, socialize, and play board games from 12pm-4pm. We do have a broad selection, but everyone is welcome to bring their favorite games and win prizes too!
Join us every last Thursday of the month for drinks and happy hour specials as we catch up with fellow professionals in the area. Happy Hour runs 5pm-7pm. The food and space is legit, and we even have our own bartender! We can’t wait to hang out with you
YPOC not only hosts amazing events, but we also love to gather and support other programs in the area. Whether it's an informative seminar, concert, protest, or a mixer event, you might see us there.
Chair: Board President
Set the agenda for Board meetings and shall perform such other functions as requested by the full Board. The Executive Committee is also authorized to act on behalf of the full Board between regularly scheduled meetings and in emergency situations (comprised of elected and appointed Board Members).
Chair: Basir Vincent
Develop and implement relevant programs such as the Leadership Workshop Committee, HBG Leads), and other functions as requested by the full Board.
Chair: Elyse Irvis
Promote and increase YPOC membership. Our primary focus for 2020 is promoting a comprehensive benefits package for our current and new members. Direct new members to volunteer opportunities, social events, and how to take advantage of the benefits afforded to them based on their tier of membership.
Chair: Alexis Washington
The Happiness Committee plans and organizes a lot of social events for YPOC members special interests. Events can include Hikes, visits to the gun range, Snowtubing/boarding/skiing trips, weekend getaways, yoga events, roller skating, and so many more.
Chair: Cody Burt
organize and execute volunteer opportunities for the organization. (volunteering, adopt a classroom, Foundry Fellow). Create and invest in social events about the Black and African American experience.Coordinate YPOC’s Night at the Movies and Black in the Burg events.
Organize and implement volunteer opportunities for the organization including but not limited to; adopt a classroom, Foundry Fellow, protests coordination, YPOC speaking engagements)
Chair: Basir Vincent
Plan and implement all book club(s) activities operated under the umbrella of the organization
Responsible for all aspects relevant to the finances of the organization, including but not limited to; Budgeting, payments, funds collections, annual reports.
Chairs: Kelly Hopkins & Julia Mallory
Promote YPOC’s organizational goals as well as highlight our programs and events. 2020’s Marketing priorities are building and promoting our membership incentive packages, our Minority owned business partnerships, and increase committee volunteers across the board. The Marketing Committee consist of a social media team, a newsletter team, and web development team. Backgrounds in marketing, digital marketing, STEM fields, non-profits, etc. Even if you don’t have experience but want to gain some, marketing is absolutely for you.