About CYP

Helping Our Local Community Since 2011

Preparations for the evening

Carlisle Young Professionals (CYP) Is A Non-Profit Organization


Carlisle Young Professionals (CYP) is an organization serving Carlisle and the surrounding areas. We are a diverse group who work, live, or study in and around Carlisle. We have come together for the purpose of growing ourselves and our community and to make Carlisle a more enjoyable place for all.

We do this by engaging the younger generation through social events, sporting events, professional development events, and volunteering opportunities. We also provide opportunities for our members to grow their skills and their resumes in various areas by serving on our committees and our Board of Directors.

Some of these areas include event planning, marketing, social media engagement, organizational growth, community involvement, public speaking, and more. Read on to learn about the different events we hold.

Social Events

CYP holds events each month aimed at bringing both members and guests together in a social environment to grow personal skills and networks. In addition, these events highlight and support local businesses in the community.

These events include:

Final Friday

Networking events are held on the last Friday of each month in a local bar, brewery, or restaurant.

Mid-Month Mixer

Events that are held various days around the middle of the month. These events are aimed at bringing our members and guests together to network in relaxed environment. Some events are built around activities such as bowling, mini-golf or laser tag. Other events are more family-friendly for those with younger children.

Watching the show

Annual Picnic

Is held during the summer and features free food and drinks, yard games, raffles, and more.

Annual Meeting

Is held every March and updates our members and guests on what we have accomplished in the prior year, and what we have planned in the year to come. We also invite and highlight various local non-profit organizations that benefit the Carlisle community and encourage our members to get more involved. This is a great event to attend and meet local community leaders from the Carlisle Borough and the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce.

Sports Events

CYP holds multiple sporting events aimed at keeping our members physically active and providing fun, productive activities throughout the year.

These events are open to members and guests at a cost and include:

Sports Leagues

Typically held once a week and last 8-10 weeks. We have 4-5 Leagues a year depending on field/location availability.

Kickball, Volleyball, Walleyball, Cornhole, Ultimate Frisbee, and more.

kickball sports league team

Single Day Tournaments

For those who cannot commit to an entire league, but enjoy staying active. These vary year by year depending on current interest.

Dodgeball, Cornhole, Kickball, Basketball, and more.

Professional Development

CYP hosts multiple events each year focused around personal, financial, and career growth. These events vary based on speaker / instructor availability and member / community interest. If you’re interested in speaking at, hosting, or sponsoring an event, please email us at info@carlisleyp.org

Events include:

Carlisle Young Professionals networking at a local venue

Personal Growth

  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Self Growth (Reading, Self Talk, & More)
  • Time Management
  • Giving Back (Volunteering)
  • Legal Preparedness for Young Professionals

Financial Education

  • Tax Preparedness
  • Budgeting 101
  • Credit & Buying a Home
  • Investing & Retirement Planning

Career Growth

  • Resume Building/Interviewing
  • Networking Basics
  • Community Involvement
Carlisle Young Professionals volunteering at a park cleanup

Community Outreach

CYP provides many opportunities throughout the year to help our members and guests become more involved in the local community.

Opportunities include:

Annual Park Cleanup

CYP has adopted Valley Meadows Park in Carlisle. Each Spring we get a group of members and guests together to tackle a list of needs we receive from Carlisle Parks & Rec.

This could include weeding the playground area, spreading mulch, clearing overgrowth from the walking path, restaining the bridges, revitalizing the basketball court, and more. We all hang out for food and fellowship afterward. This is a family-friendly event. We encourage those with kids to bring them and get them involved.

Fill The Bus

Through the United Way: Each year the United Way takes a weekend around July and puts tables out in front of Wal-Mart to gather school supply donations from the community.

CYP volunteers for a block of that time and gathers a group of members to work the tables and encourage shoppers to make a donation. Come hang out with us for a good cause!

Community Outreach Donation Drive

Project SHARE Food Drive

Every October / November we host a networking event open to members and guests with an admission price of a non-perishable food donation for Project SHARE.

We provide free food & drinks, fun people to network with, raffle prizes (with proceeds also going to Project SHARE), and a great start to your holiday season! This event is hosted and sponsored by Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Rings The Bells

Every December we partner with the Salvation Army and pick a Saturday to hang out in front of Karns Quality Foods in Carlisle and ring the bells to fill one of their red donation buckets.

Donation Drives

We hold donation drives for local non-profits at some of our Social events throughout the year where we work to get the surrounding community involved as well.

 We also share opportunities provided by local organizations with our member base for those who are looking to get more involved.