Young Professionals

Young Professionals at the 2016 YPC Gala

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) supports Breaking Ground by volunteering their time and effort, as well as making monetary contributions in the organization’s name. The committee’s mission is to:

  1. Raise awareness for Breaking Ground’s innovative and industry leading affordable housing solutions through educational programming.
  2. Fundraise to support street outreach, supportive housing programs, and any other Breaking Ground programs.
  3. Build a network of like-minded individuals who believe that “everyone deserves a home” and are passionate about creating a more livable city.

Member Benefits

Improve NYC: Volunteer at tenant buildings and organizational events.

Network: Meet, socialize, and work with motivated peers.

Educate: Learn and teach others about supportive housing and homelessness in NYC. Members have a firsthand opportunity to meet Breaking Ground tenants.

Give back: Raise funds to provide a variety of homelessness solutions to those in need and to prevent new instances of homelessness.

Upcoming Events

Breaking Ground YPC Building Blocks Speaker Series

Our speaker series, Breaking Ground YPC Building Blocks, brings together experts to discuss the trends, innovations, and challenges affecting urban areas with wide income disparities. As industry leaders share their thoughts and experiences, community enthusiasts, students, and others are encouraged to join and ask how all of us can better serve the needs of low-income residents in their communities.

We invite you to join us at The Christopher on October 19th at 6:30pm for our inaugural panel discussion about affordable housing and green solutions: “Planting the Seeds for a Stronger Community.” Tour the rooftop of The Christopher for a first-hand look at the residents’ garden, and at the conclusion of our discussion, join us at The Chelsea Bell to continue the conversation!

Thursday, October 19th
The Christopher
202 West 24th Street (near 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

Tours of The Christopher and rooftop garden

Panel Discussion
Light refreshments will be served

Continue the conversation at The Chelsea Bell
316 8th Avenue (btwn 25th & 26th)
New York, NY 10001


For more information email Vanessa Miller, Director, Special Events & Community Engagement.

Breaking Ground YPC Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Kick off your holiday season by joining us at our #GivingTuesday Happy Hour! Mix and mingle with YPC while enjoying drinks and tasty bites.

Proceeds from the night will benefit Breaking Ground’s Street to Home Program to help homeless New Yorkers secure housing.

Tuesday, November 28th
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Hill & Dale
115 Allen Street (near Delancey Street)
New York, NY 10002

For more information, or to RSVP, email Vanessa Miller, Director, Special Events & Community Engagement