YCP was founded in 2010 to help young professionals connect with one another and maintain their Catholic faith while pursuing demanding careers.
Our mission is to encourage young adult professionals to Work in Witness for Christ.
YCP brings young adults together for speaker events, panel discussions, and networking in order to foster Catholic identity, to encourage community, and to inspire a call to action.
Executive Speaker Series
YCP’s most popular program, the Executive Speaker Series draws 120 – 200 young professionals per event. Executives from a variety of industries address young professionals on their own experiences “Working in Witness for Christ,” and attendees enjoy refreshments and the chance to network before and after the address.
Events held the second Tuesday of every month. All young adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome.
Member-exclusive panel discussions focus on qualities that make Catholic professionals virtuous and successful. Panels consist of a moderator and three executives. Events offer opportunities for extended Q&A and small group discussion. Past topics include: Humility, Discernment, Courage, and Honesty.
College Student Mentorship
The College Student Mentorship Program (CSM), establishes faith-based relationships between YCP members and current college students. As mentors, YCP members share their professional and spiritual experience and guide students to become the next generation of Catholic leaders.
YCP members may also participate in our Executive Mentor Program in order to learn from Catholic executives whose personal and professional skills have made them leaders in their chosen fields. YCP members are paired with mentors of similar industries and backgrounds.
To participate in either program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young adults from various professions meet and network at these free events held throughout the metroplex. Come to our next reception to meet other young Catholic professionals and learn more about our ministry’s mission to promote Working in Witness for Christ.
Member & Donor Receptions
Private YCP receptions for members and donors help develop a stronger Catholic business community. Exclusive networking events allow YCP members to meet Catholic philanthropists and executives, connect with young adults who share a passion for YCP’s mission, and celebrate God’s blessings in our YCP community.
YCP offers an array of career services to help further the professional lives of our paying YCP members. Career services include exclusive job leads, networking opportunities, professional mentors, and career counseling.
NEW Member Benefit: Dennis Grindle, former head of Career Services for the SMU MBA program, will be offering each YCP member two FREE 30 minutes sessions of career counseling per year. These sessions can benefit both members seeking employment and members who are happy with their current job, but want to know how to improve their prospects, market themselves at work, or earn a promotion.
YCP connects members with spiritual directors from a pool of local priests, deacons, consecrated women and other religious. Directors guide YCP members to grow in faith in their personal and professional lives.
Peter is an alumnus of the University of Dallas, graduating with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Business. He currently serves as the YCP Dallas Chapter President and is an avid sailor in his spare time. Peter believes, “The beauty of YCP is that it meets young people where they are, at the intersection of faith and work, and provides a community to foster that balance.”
Peter is an alumnus of the University of Dallas, graduating with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Business. He currently serves as the YCP Dallas Chapter President and is an avid sailor in his spare time.
Peter believes, “The beauty of YCP is that it meets young people where they are, at the intersection of faith and work, and provides a community to foster that balance.”