Other Organizations Focused on Engaging Young Professionals Living and Working in Delaware and the Delaware Valley
There are many organizations focused on young professional leadership and development. Part of our mission is to connect young professionals with such organizations since each are focused on different areas of leadership and personal and professional development. We partner with many of these groups on the Millennial Summit and other Spur Impact initiatives and often will support or cross promote their events and initiatives across our network. Learn about each of these groups below and visit their website to contact them to learn more and get involved.
If your organization would like to be included here or collaborate with the Spur Impact, please contact us.
Next Gen North (New Castle County)
The Next Generation (Next Gen) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to developing young professionals into effective nonprofit board leaders. It is one of the giving circles for Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Next Gen's northern chapter (New Castle County) engage members in hands-on fundraising, grantmaking, community outreach, education, and endowment building.
Next Gen South (Kent County & Sussex County)
The Next Generation (Next Gen) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to developing young professionals into effective nonprofit board leaders. It is one of the giving circles for Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Next Gen's southern chapter (Kent and Sussex Counties) engage members in hands-on fundraising, grantmaking, community outreach, education, and endowment building.
Metropolitan Wilmington urban league young professionals (New Castle County & Kent County)
The MWUL Young Professionals (MWULYP) is the auxiliary organization of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL). It is made up members who are dedicated to supporting MWUL movement, and serving the local community through social and community activism. The MWULYP provides a forum for young professionals to perform community service while growing personally and professionally. The Dover Committee supports programming in Kent County and is supported by the general body in Wilmington.
To learn more about MWULYP, like and follow their Facebook page.
Delaware Young Professionals Network (Statewide)
The Delaware Young Professionals Network (DYPN) encourages ambitious young professionals in Delaware to get involved in the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and further their professional growth. The DYPN, for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, aims to develop Delaware's young workforce through business networking and personal growth opportunities. The group holds bi-monthly networking events that range from happy hours, golf outings, community volunteer opportunities to guest speakers.
Young Professionals Network of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce (New Castle County)
YPN is an affiliate of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce (NC4). Created for professionals aged 21-40, the goal of the network is to provide young professionals the chance to pursue their interests, connect with peers, and learn from one another in an atmosphere of coordination and support.
Young United Professionals (Statewide)
The Young United Professionals (YUP) is a network of action-oriented young professionals who support the work of United Way of Delaware. Founded in 2007, YUP is open to all Delawareans, ages 21 to 40, who want to make a difference in their communities while they develop in their careers.
Junior League of Wilmington (New Castle County)
The Junior League of Wilmington is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
Junior Achievement of Delaware Young Professionals Board (New Castle County)
The Junior Achievement of Delaware Young Professionals Board is committed to bringing awareness to Delaware's emerging leaders of today by educating and empowering Delaware's students and leaders of tomorrow. Our goals and programs focused on educating every student in Delaware on the importance of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness before graduating high school.
To learn more, like and follow their Facebook page.
Red Shoe Society (New Castle County)
The Red Shoe Society (RSS) is a group of young professionals who are leaders, volunteers and advocates for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Red Shoe Society members contribute in significant ways by organizing activities for the families, hosting fundraising events and raising awareness of the House and our mission. The Board of Directors enthusiastically support the efforts of the Red Shoe Society.
Habitat Young Professionals (New Castle County)
Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) is a diverse group of young professionals that offers a combination of social networking, community outreach, and event fundraising in support of the Habitat for Humanity New Castle County affiliate. HYP members are encouraged to become ambassadors for the Habitat cause, transitioning into prominent contributors on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and in their communities if they so choose.
Leadership Delaware (Statewide)
Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-partisan, nonprofit, charitable foundation which recruits and mentors outstanding young Delawareans who have the "stuff of leadership," those with the potential, passion, and courage to excel at community, nonprofit, political, professional, and corporate leadership within the First State. LDI graduates have the knowledge, vision, integrity, and networks to significantly impact and transform our communities.
Rotary (New Castle County)
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence.
Visit the Wilmington and Newark Area Rotary Clubs of District 7630 to see the full schedule of the different rotary club meetings throughout Wilmington and New Castle County.
Delaware Jaycees (Statewide)
The Delaware Jaycees are a division of The United States Junior Chamber; they are the organization of choice for men and women 18 to 40 years of age who want the best opportunities for community service, individual development, and leadership skills. The Delaware Jaycees strive to "Make positive change happen" in our local community, while developing leadership abilities and contacts to help with members' professional careers.
Visit the Delaware Jaycees website to see the full schedule of the different chapter meetings throughout the state.
Delaware Youth Leadership Network (Statewide)
Founded in 2012, DYLN inspires, motivates and develops Delaware high school students to become our leaders of tomorrow. Through inspirational speakers, mentors and activities that push our students to think differently, DYLN equips its Scholars with the skills, tools and insight to lead impactful lives.