The Alliance is starting a new chapter of the Young Professional Council in Cleveland — and we’re on the lookout for flagship members. The goal of the Council is to engage the next generation of Great Lakes philanthropists in protecting the lakes.

The Cleveland Young Professionals Council will award small grants to community projects related to water and water stewardship. Also, they’ll hold networking events and serve as an advisory board for the Alliance’s Cleveland Office.

But, members of the Cleveland Young Professional Council won’t just be giving back. They’ll also gain an understanding of the inner-workings of non-profit work. Council members will gain hands-on experience with the grant-review process, field work, and event coordination. Plus, members will have the opportunity to become leaders in the environmental sector, and network with young professionals around the city. Win-win!

Crystal M.C. Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes Policy Director, is excited to kick off the Cleveland chapter of the YPC, and looks forward to the value the group will bring to the Alliance and the region saying, “The next generation of environmental advocates is right here in Cleveland. This is an opportunity for diverse young professionals from all backgrounds and industries to unite with the common goal of promoting good stewardship of our greatest natural resource: water.”

If you’re a young professional in the Cleveland area and want to have a positive impact on the Great Lakes apply by July 31st. Questions? Email Destinee Henton, the Alliance’s Cleveland-based Ohio Outreach Coordinator.


Apply to become a member of the Alliance's Cleveland Young Professional Council.