Habitat Young
Professionals Network

Twin Cities Habitat’s Young Professionals Network supports the
work of Habitat through volunteerism and deeper engagement,
and also creates meaningful and enticing networking opportunities
for members.

Everything You Need to know about HYPN

HYPN_Group_photoEstablished in 2009, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Young Professionals Network (HYPN) is a group of individuals in their 20s to early 40s seeking to build a Twin Cities where everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home while also providing exceptional networking opportunities for future leaders.

There are a few great ways to get involved with HYPN! Volunteer with us on a Habitat build or repair project, attend a future HYPN event, and be sure connect with us via Facebook. Click on the additional tabs to see what’s coming up next for HYPN!

Upcoming Events

From wine-tastings to sports tournaments, advocacy sessions to happy hours, HYPN offers numerous opportunities to network with other local professionals while contributing to a worthy cause.

Upcoming Builds

Come build with us! HYPN hosts 20+ build days each year. Meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference in your community. Register online at tchabitat.volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, October 4 - Help us with landscaping for a Habitat home in St. Paul.  Use invitation code “HYPN”
Sign up here!

Saturday, October 25 - Join other YPN members and build a new home in Brooklyn Park. Use invitation code “HYPN”
Sign up here

Meet the HYPN Steering Committee

Jon Slock
Tax Auditor, HYPN Committee Member

jon_slockJon first got involved with Habitat during a spring break trip to Miami during his junior year of college. He was later drawn to Twin Cities Habitat’s Young Professionals Network because it provided opportunities that fit his schedule, and was more of an exclusive volunteer opportunity. He also enjoyed attending the HYPN social events. Jon says that serving on the HYPN committee was “simply the next logical step of my involvement.”

Jon also shared that during his volunteer experiences, he has felt humbled and inspired by the homeowners that he builds alongside. He enjoys being a part of the committee, since it gives him the opportunity to learn skills that he would not learn at his current job (marketing, fundraising, project management), and form relationships with some amazing people.

Fun Facts About Jon
Favorite Movie: Anchorman
Favorite Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Favorite Sports Team: Vancouver Canucks
 

Jessica Webb
Analyst, HYPN Committee Member

jessica_webbIn 2013, Jessica worked on the first annual HYPN Raise A Glass For Tomorrow event. She enjoys volunteering and is motivated with the knowledge that she is a part of helping a family to gain the stability and security that comes from having a home. She sees her involvement with HYPN and Twin Cities Habitat as “a unique opportunity to use our connections to our peers to better ourselves and better our world.”

Her favorite part of being involved with HYPN is the opportunity to meet other like-minded young professionals in the community. “It’s great to see how much we can accomplish together!”

A Fun Fact About Jessica
Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series – especially the Prisoner of Azkaban!

 

Nick Wold
Corporate Finance Manager at UnitedHealth Group, HYPN Committee Member

nick_woldNick has been involved with Habitat for Humanity since middle school when he participated in home builds with his mom and younger brother. He has continued his involvement through the Young Professionals Network and is driven to volunteer by his desire to learn more about the background and interests of Habitat homeowners. He also feels his participation in HYPN builds and events is “a great way to build a young-professional network and meet others with similar interests and values.”

As a member of the Steering Committee, Nick enjoys hearing about the backgrounds and goals of fellow committee members, and feels that his perspective of the professional world has been greatly broadened beyond his own microcosm, which is largely centered around corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.

Connect with Habitat Young Professionals Network

Where the money goes

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

90% Programs & Services, 7.7% fundraising, 2.3% Administration

Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171