Established 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!
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.
Jon 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.
Analyst, HYPN Committee Member
In 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 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.
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.
Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.