• Young Involved Philadelphia presents •
• NOVEMBER 14 - 22, 2014 •
State of Young Philly is an annual event series that brings together and leverages the voice of young Philadelphia. The mission of SOYP is to engage, connect, and represent the young demographic through a variety of skill building, training, and social events. During this weeklong series, we will partner with organizations to better equip the next generation of leaders to effect change in Philadelphia. Check back for updates on this year's lineup of events!
Rittenhouse Square Partners
Logan Square Partners
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Washington Square Partners
Azuka Theatre Ballet X Planned Parenthood Philadelphia Education Fund Women's Therapy Center
Join us for events across Philadelphia during the dates of November 14-22, 2014
Pre-SOYP Event: LinkedIn - Create A Profile That Shines
Presented by: Young Involved Philadelphia & NextFab
Tuesday, November 10 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: NextFab (2025 Washington Ave.) Cost: $5 | Register
Without strong content, LinkedIn “tips” fall flat. In a highly interactive session, Susan will discuss the most important components of your profile and guide you in how to create CONTENT that moves your profile from merely containing data to one that gets results you want. Presenter Susan Tabor-Kleiman, JD, owner of Your Professional Writer™, is a LinkedIn profile strategist and Lecturer in Management Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. A frequent workshop speaker, Susan has appeared on national and local television as a LinkedIn expert.
SOYP Opening Night: Civic Engagement Fair
Hosted by: Young Involved Philadelphia
Friday, November 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: ImpactHUB (1227 N. 4th Street) Cost: Pay what you wish | Register
Join YIP to kick off the 5th annual State of Young Philly at its annual Civic Engagement Fair where you will meet and greet more than 30 organizations representing the most innovative non-profit, governmental and advocacy groups in Philadelphia. This event will: Connect you with the organizations that are leading change in our city; Feature super-awesome not-yet announced guest speakers (you will find out soon!); Offer you the opportunity to meet with hundreds of Philadelphia-area Millennials; And of course provide the beer, wine, and light fare to fuel your evening of networking! Each participating organization will have representatives present to introduce you to their organization’s mission, tell you about their upcoming events, and recruit new volunteers and committee members. Get ready to jump-start your civic engagement while mingling at one of the city’s premiere community workspaces, ImpactHUB Philly. Is your organization interested in being involved? Email email@example.com to learn more about how to participate in this year’s Civic Engagement Fair.
Chinatown Uncovered: Development, Culture, Cuisine
Hosted by: Philly Food Adventures & Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp.
Saturday, November 15 | 4:00 p.m. Location: 1038 Arch Street Cost: $13 | Register
This walking tour of Chinatown will unpack questions about the neigborhood's development while snacking at several lesser known, authentic Chinese restaurants. As we walk through the neighborhood, the tour will point out landmarks and best restaurants. We will discuss development of Chinatown/Chinatown North, the legacy of urban development on Chinatown community, the needs of the community, and Chinatown's role in Philadelphia and other cities. We will enjoy authentic and delicious snacks while discussing their origin and how the dishes are prepared. The tour is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about Chinatown development and/or where to get authentic food in Chinatown.
Philadelphia's Newest Immigrants and Their First Thanksgiving
Hosted by: Nationalities Service Center
Saturday, November 15 | Time: TBD Location: 1216 Arch Street, 4th floor Cost: $10 | Register
Help Philadelphia immigrant newcomers celebrate their first Thanksgiving in the U.S.! NSC provides services to newly arriving refugees, immigrant survivors of torture, and victims of human trafficking, all who are eager to start anew and build a new life in Philadelphia. This year marks the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at Nationalities Service Center. This reoccurring event has become an institution at NSC, and we are expected several hundred of our newest Philadelphia neighbors and their friends to attend. The event attracts clients new and old, blending American and newcomer traditions with delicious food and the sharing of dance and music across cultures. Not every guest will share a language, but that will not stop them from sharing food and friendship. Join us and help serve food or other volunteer activity!
Weaving a Diverse City
Hosted by: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Sunday, November 16 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Southeast by Southeast Storefront (1927 South 7th St.) Cost: $10 | Register
In Philadelphia there is a growing awareness that in order to ensure a healthy city, we must recognize and support communities experiencing immigration, provide resources to newcomers to Philadelphia, and create opportunities for sharing skills, strengths, and talents among community members. The Mural Arts Porch Light Program is proud to contribute to these important efforts through a participatory public art project called Southeast by Southeast. Southeast by Southeast mines the power of participatory public art to cultivate deep community connections, illuminate new ways to understand and address city-wide challenges, and highlight community strengths, capacity, and assets. Southeast by Southeast celebrates the diversity and resilience of new immigrants from all over the world, focusing on South Philadelphia’s growing Bhutanese and Burmese communities. This State of Young Philadelphia event, hosted by the Mural Arts Young Friends Collective, will begin with a brief discussion of the Southeast by Southeast project and the issues that refugees have faced that have brought them to Philadelphia, as well as some of the issues that face them today. In addition, event participants will have an opportunity to screen print tote bags with Burmese, Bhutanese and Nepali inspired designs, as well as sample Burmese foods and view (with the opportunity to purchase) traditionally woven bags and garments. To conclude, the group will take a walking tour around the neighborhood to look at the murals that have been created through this project, as well as other cultural landmarks nearby. This event is limited to 30 participants.
Young Philly Writes
Hosted by: Head and the Hand Press
Sunday, November 16 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: The Head and the Hand Press (2011 Frankford Ave.) Cost: Free | Register
A thriving arts community makes for a healthy city. We invite writers—and anyone interested in the Philly literary scene—to join us for a workshop, conversation, and meet-and-greet to foster community among the writing and publishing community. "Young Philly Writes" includes an hour of writing time in The Head and The Hand Press's co-working space; a panel discussion with local publishers and authors about the challenges and opportunities presented to Philadelphia-based writers; and a final hour of informal conversation. Speakers include Lillian Dunn, co-founder and co-editor of APIARY Magazine; Nic Esposito, founder of The Head & The Hand Press and author of Kensington Homestead; and Stephanie Feldman, author of the debut novel The Angel of Losses. Come for the entire event, or drop in when you can! Attendees also have the opportunity to tour the vintage printing presses in The Head & The Hand's building.
Like A Boss: Part 2
Hosted by: FreshWisdom
Sunday, November 16 | Location: TBD Cost: $10 | Register: TBA
How do you take your vision and turn it into a reality? That question and more will be answered at the second installment of Like A Boss. Join some of Philadelphia's most successful young business people as they share the secrets on how to create a thriving and meaningful business. Through discussion and real-life examples, the all-star panel will help you turn your great idea into your own successful business. You'll receive actionable and practical advice from those living it, while also being surrounded by a like-minded community of creative business individuals. Plus, we'll feed you with you light appetizers and wine!
#PhillyChanger Twitter Chats
Hosted by: Generocity
Times & Locations to be announced!
Generocity.org is holding a series of three lunchtime Twitter chats during SOYP week. These chats will focus around some of the key areas Generocity.org focuses it’s content on, including: arts and culture, education, and sustainability. Generocity.org will invite both key leaders and philly changers in these areas to participate in the chats as well as invite everyone to participate in the conversation and follow the chats using the #phillychanger hashtag. (Don't forget to also use #SOYP14!)
Get SchoolED on #phlED
Hosted by: PhillyCORE Leaders
Monday, November 17 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom Street) Cost: Free | Register
This event will be divided into two parts. The first part of Get SchoolED will be focused on multiple lightning talks regarding the Philly Education Landscape (e.g. funding, SDP Initiatives, etc.). The lightning talks will be lead by guest speakers. The second part will be focused on the Get Involved piece. This piece will consist of several education organizations who will be recruiting volunteers on the spot.
Hosted by: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
Monday, November 17 | 8:00 p.m. Location: TBD Cost: $10 | Register (Team and individual registrations available)
We’ve all heard that Philly schools are having a tough time, but how much do you really know? Test your knowledge and show your stuff as we become more educated advocates for public education in our city. P.O.P. Quizzo’s top teams will get bragging rights and fun prizes, all while supporting early literacy in the city! Register as an individual or team for three rounds of tough questions about the state of Philly schools and children's literature, and learn how you can support early literacy through organizations like WePAC and Tree House Books. If you want a little extra help on the tough questions, your team can register for a “Secret Weapon”--an educator, policy-maker or author--to join you. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to network with changemakers in the education space!
#MeetPhilly Leaders Meetup
Hosted by: Campus Philly
Tuesday, November 18 Location: TBD Cost: Free | Register
This event will introduce new and native Philadelphians to some of the region’s young leaders, highlight their success stories and encourage networking/collaboration across industries. The 1st half of the program will facilitate introductions with a panel discussion and/or lightning talk. Five influential young Philadelphians will share insights drawn from their respective career paths about how they got to where they are today in their careers. The 2nd half of the program will encourage networking. Attendees will self-select into industry specific groups and discuss topics that are affecting their industries. The panelists would facilitate these conversations.
Run This Town
Hosted by: New Leaders Council
Wednesday, November 19 | 6:00 p.m. Location: Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom Street) Cost: $5 | Register: TBA
Run this Town is an opportunity for the citizen who has thought about seeking elected office but needs to take the first step. The event will provide a crash course in the initial tasks of running for office - from submitting nomination papers to keeping tabs on campaign finance rules. And, to get a real sense of what's like to run, a panel of seasoned campaign veterans - from the left and the right - will discuss their experience on the campaign trail. If you ever wanted to know how to run for office, we urge you to join us. Co-sponsors of the event are the Committee of Seventy, New Leaders Council and Philadelphia Federation of Young Republicans.
The State of Responsible Business
Hosted by: Forsei Consulting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: TBD Cost: $5 | Register
What's a triple bottom line? Is it different from a social enterprise? Who's leading the charge? How can you get involved? Join us for a panel discussion on the state of Philadelphia's responsible business where we will look at a brief history at what has fueled the ideals behind corporate responsibility. Additionally, we will delve into what business responsibility currently looks like, and highlight some amazing organizations that are supporting and growing responsible businesses in Philadelphia. Then spend some time networking with local, sustainable businesses and organizations playing a role in making an impact in Philadelphia.
Hosted by: PaperClips215
Wednesday, November 19 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Location: Philadelphia Art Alliance (251 S 18th St.) Cost: $5 | Register
Join PaperClips215 and The Philadelphia Art Alliance for an evening of networking, discussion, and cocktails. The “Makers Mixer” event will provide insight into the first hand experiences faced by the area’s most prominent figures in the craft and entrepreneur community. With custom cocktails, this relaxed happy hour networking style event will provide opportunities to speak individually with makers about their experience in Philadelphia, learn about their creative process, and connect with other young industry professionals. Explore the dynamic and historic Art Alliance building, currently hosting three amazing exhibitions - An Edifice Spectrum, Fifth Wall, and Erotic Alchemy - by artists who will be among the featured presenters for the event. By the night’s end, guests will be more informed and better equipped to negotiate the landscape of civic leadership on behalf of enterprising creatives. Check out the bios for the makers that will be attending!
Philly’s Remastered Sound: A Music Economy Flourishing
Hosted by: WXPN
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) Cost: Free | Register
The music scene has never been stronger in our city. More bands than ever are bringing national attention to Philly. A short time ago it was slim pickings finding quality venues in town but now it’s quickly become an embarrassment of riches. The vibrant local digital and social media ecosystem in collaboration with artists, businesses and non-profits is contributing to this growth in our city’s creative economy. What changed? And more importantly what’s it going to take to permanently stake a flag in Philly as a one of the truly great outposts of music and creativity? We’ve come a long way in a short time but there are still local musicians figuring out how to make a living and make music; venues and media outlets trying to make sense of their audiences in a shifting demographic landscape; and businesses attempting to make Philadelphia their headquarters in a music industry that’s evolving every day. Join Bruce Warren, WXPN’s Program Director, as he moderates a discussion about the economics, strategies, struggles and opportunities that Philly’s burgeoning music scene contemplates daily. Doors open at 8 pm. John Vettese will DJ a set of Philly-centric sounds from 8-9 pm. The Panel Discussion will take place from 9-10 pm. And Philly R&B singer and long-time Chilly Moody-collaborator Beano @JustBeano will perform after the panel.
The Great Millennial Mouth Off
Hosted by: Young Involved Philadelphia & the Philadelphia Citizen
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Impact Hub (1227 N. 4th Street) Cost: $15 | Register
There's a huge mayoral election next spring--what matters most to you? The Great Millennial Mouth Off is a night of debate and dialogue, a friendly competition designed to surface ideas that can move Philadelphia forward in three critical areas: Economic Development, Education and City Planning. Using unique conversation stickers, attendees will expand on, challenge, and bring focus to ideas while naturally mingling and moving throughout the room. Prizes will be awarded not only for the best ideas, but for ideas that generate the most conversation. Players will be joined throughout the evening by prominent experts/coaches who will be rolling up their sleeves to play alongside. Experts include... Ajay Raju, CEO Dilworth Paxson Meryl Levitz, CEO visitphilly.org Liz Dow, CEO Leadership Philadelphia Sam Katz, filmmaker at History Making Productions Don't miss this chance to contribute your voice, network with established leaders, and connect with new friends over civic dialogue... and tasty Yards beverages. Interest is the only expertise required, so everyone with a stake in Philly's future is encouraged to join and play the game. Come out and be heard! These conversations will inform YIP and Citizen programming in 2015, including mayoral debates, volunteer opportunities, and voting resources.
The History Hunt Winner Reveal
Hosted by: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Thursday, November 20 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1300 Locust Street) Cost: Free | Register
You've spent the last six days running all over Philadelphia, searching and Instagramming the answers to the History Hunt! Join your fellow hunters at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to find out which team won the grand prize of two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets, and learn more about the sites you've visited from our historic supporting partners! You'll also have a chance to hear the stories behind your photos, speak with representatives from incredible historic non-profits, and mix and mingle with young professionals. Tickets to the History Hunt winner reveal are FREE, and include light refreshments.
Hosted by: Rock to the Future
Friday, November 21 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Morgan Lewis (1701 Market St.) Cost: Free | Register
As the City of Philadelphia faces an ongoing financial crisis that creates overcrowded schools, a lack of school counselors to help with the college application process, and removal of extracurricular programs, our local community has stepped up to create a support system and programs that our youth so desperately need. Creative Solutions will feature a presentation and panel discussion of the ongoing work of local nonprofits that ensure youth have the same opportunities as those in wealthier school districts. Learn how you can get involved, network, and to meet other professionals and nonprofit philanthropists. In addition, Creative Solutions will feature live music and other performances, a collaborate canvas to give words of encouragement to our youth, and light refreshments. Even if for those who do not have children in the school system, the education crisis affects our entire community through the creation of an undereducated population, increased crime, and a further division of classes. If you care about the future of Philadelphia then learn how others are helping and how you can help at Creative Solutions.
SOYP Closing Event: LOVEFest
Hosted by: Young Involved Philadelphia
Saturday, November 22 | 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Location: ImpactHUB (1227 N. 4th Street) Cost: TBA
Help YIP celebrate the closing of its 5th Annual State of Young Philly event series with a bash! Enjoy cocktails, refreshments, and the company of other YIPsters as we highlight the young entrepreneurs and leaders who are shaping the next generation of Philadelphia. Check back for more information!
Become a 2014 SOYP Partner!
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Young Involved Philadelphia on our 5th Annual State of Young Philly (November 14th through the 22nd), an event series designed to showcase the positive impact young professionals are making on Philadelphia, amplify their voices, and engage them in civic and social good. In past years SOYP has drawn upwards of 2,000 engaged young professionals, and this year marks our biggest calendar ever. Partnership levels range from $100 to $2,500 and include various ways to reach young, engaged Philadelphians depending on your organization's level of partnership: Opportunity to speak, attend, and table at the Civic Engagement Fair kick-off event Your organization’s logo featured on yiphilly.org, promotional support through our newsletter and social media which reaches upwards of 6,000 young, engaged Philadelphians Free tickets to YIP’s LOVEFest awards and fundraiser on Saturday, November 22 To learn about how your organization can become a partner, download the full details by clicking here: MS Word, PDF Ready to sign up? Click here to make your partnership official online. Looking for corporate sponsorship opportunities? Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.
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State of Young Philly 2013 offers new opportunities for young activists
, October 22, 2013
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