Young Professionals for Cove

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Young Professionals for Cove (YPC) is a group of women and men, ages 21 to 40, who support the overall mission and activities of The Cove School. Acting as ambassadors of the school, Young Professionals for Cove members engage the community through volunteering, networking and fundraising opportunities. This group provides energy and insight to the Cove Board of Trustees, and helps attract new volunteers and supporters.

Every year, the YPC plays an essential part in two of the biggest fundraising events for Cove: the Annual Benefit and “One Step at a Time” 5k Walk/Run.

In addition to volunteer opportunities at the Benefit and “One Step at a Time” 5k Walk/Run, other YPC activities include:

  • Several opportunities to volunteer with the school throughout the school year including a back-to-school picnic, annual Halloween party, etc.
  • Attend biannual Happy Hour events and network with other young professionals in the Chicago area to gain a greater knowledge of the nonprofit sector.

Other benefits of joining the YPC include:

Making a positive, life-changing impact on children with complex learning disabilities and their families.

Develop your professional and leadership skills by playing an active role in engaging other young people and educating them on the mission and activities at Cove.

“Upon moving back to Chicago, I was looking to give back to the community in a way that was both fun and rewarding. Joining YPC was a no brainer. I have been able to give my time to an amazing cause that I truly believe in and as a bonus I was also able to make some great friends in the process.” –Ian Goldberg, YPC Past President

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Danielle Jacobs, Community Outreach and Communications Specialist, at The Cove School at or find us on Facebook.