Our Mission:

Connect Harrisburg

If you live in the Harrisburg area and are looking to expand your social circles, network or support local diverse community events, then the Young Professionals of Color - Greater Harrisburg (YPOC) group is for you!

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Our Mission

To create community for the black and brown professional collective in the Greater Harrisburg Area, and to empower professionals of color to identify what they need to thrive within the community.

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Our Impact

We have been able to give back through our Adopt-A-Classroom campaign and by showing up and offering our support to many local and small businesses in Harrisburg!



Thousand Dollars Raised

Between our Adopt-A-Classroom fundraising events and other donations, we have raised over  $12 thousand dollars!



Years Serving communities

Our 3 year anniversary will be celebrated July 20th, as YPOC continues to grow larger and reach more people.



Classrooms adopted

In our first two years we have been able to adopt 12 classrooms in the Harrisburg School District. We are hoping to adopt 15 this year!


Our Programs

We have plenty of events for the community to come out and enjoy. Some of our recurring events are listed and described below. To see our full schedule of upcoming events, visit our "Events" page or follow us on Facebook!



Are you interested in giving back? Would you like to influence the future of the youth of Harrisburg? Come be a volunteer for the YPOC's Adopt-A-Classroom program! We need volunteers! Come have fun with the kids!!

Happy Hour @ Crawdaddys

Enjoy drinks and catch up with your friends in the area on the last Thursday of every month at 5pm! Don’t forget- Thursdays at Crawdaddy’s is Caribbean night! And the food is legit! We can’t wait to hang out with you!

Boardgames & Brunch @ district bar and lounge

Every 3rd Saturday of each month we gather at District Bar and Lounge to enjoy their brunch menu, socialize, and play board games from 12pm-4pm. We have a broad selection, but everyone is welcome to bring their favorite games and win some prizes!


Not only do we have these events and more to call our own, but we also love to gather and support other programs in the area. Whether it's an informative seminar, concert, or a mixing event, you might see YPOC there!


Get Involved

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved in YPOC. Whether you want to enjoy our membership benefits, help out the children for our Adopt-A-Class campaign, are looking to make a donation, or you want to help us spread the word via social media, we appreciate all of the support we can get!


Become a member

Become a member today and enjoy the additional benefits that come with having a YPOC Membership! Click below to join!

Volunteer opportunities

Want to help us out in the classrooms that we have adopted? Click below to get more information and sign up!

Make a Donation

Want to help us continue to grow and expand? Make a donation today! Click the link below to contribute!