Young Professionals

Who We Are

The Association for a Better New York’s Young Professionals Network (ABNY YP) aims to engage and inform our members about the importance of civic participation through social events, educational programming, and philanthropic initiatives. Since its launch in 2011, our group has grown to almost 4,000 professionals from almost every sector across NYC. 

The ABNY YP network provides an opportunity for young professionals to expand their professional contact base and provides educational and civic engagement opportunities to our next generation of leaders. These events are free of charge and programming varies from insider tours, to discussions with experts and industry leaders, to highlighting members of our community for our monthly Young Professional Spotlights. 

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What We Do

What's On Tap? events bring together YPs with public officials in an informal setting. YPs form connections with City and State leaders and learn more about how these individuals are impacting New York. What's on Tap? events have featured leaders such as Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, Marisa Lago, City Planning Commissioner Chair, and Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor.  

Boardroom Breakfasts are an opportunity for civic leaders across the nonprofit, government, and private sectors to speak to YPs in an intimate setting about who they are, what they do, and their visions for New York City. Recently, MaryAnne Gilmartin, L&L MAG, and Bradley Tusk, Tusk Ventures, addressed the YPs.  

Policy Briefs outline New York City issues and current events. Previous topics include Changes to NYC Rent Regulations, Climate Change Litigation, and Ranked Choice Voting.  

Tours provide YPs with access to exclusive spaces and projects all across New York, such as Governors Island and the New York Federal Reserve Museum and Gold Vault. 

ABNY Talks is an educational series where top experts and influencers deliver 101 explanations on complex urban and policy issues like Zoning and Land Use or Economic Development.  

ABNY University events focus on professional development, instructing YPs “How to Run a Digital Campaign” or “How to Work with Reporters and the Press.” 

Dinner Dialogues are events where experts in a given subject area facilitate small group conversations around relevant, newsworthy, and potentially divisive topics. For example, YPs grappled with the complexities of the specialized high school admission process and the Amazon HQ2 Long Island City deal.  

ABNY Volunteers facilitates volunteering opportunities for YPs to give back to their city. Volunteers have cleaned up Hudson River Park, served as mentors for New York City high school and middle school students, and promoted the 2020 Census, among other initiatives.  

In addition, ABNY YPs have the opportunity to enter ticket giveaways to win complimentary tickets to ABNY's signature Power Breakfasts, panels, galas, and other exclusive events across the city.  

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