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GET INVOLVED: Join a CCYP Committee!

Gain valuable leadership experience and build your professional network by serving on one of CCYP's volunteer committees! With just one full-time staff member, CCYP relies heavily on the passion and commitment of committee volunteers to plan and produce high quality events, programs, and opportunities for young people living and working on the Cape. Volunteers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome! Take a look at our committee lineup below and apply today!

Back to Business Bash Committee

This committee organizes CCYP's biggest signature event, the Back to Business Bash held annually in September. The Bash attracts over 900 attendees and showcases local businesses, requiring a tremendous volunteer effort. The Bash Committee meets monthly January through August and then weekly in September.

The Back to Business Bash Committee is a great fit for volunteers who:

  • Want to build connections with community members and make new professional contacts
  • Have skills to contribute in marketing, event organizing, graphic design, or volunteer management
  • Love the Back to Business Bash event and want to help it succeed


2022 Committee Members:

Jamie Bohlin, Committee Chair

Catheren Andrade

Sarah Lapsley Martin

Nicole Valverde

Lori Oteri

Bob Begin

Krysten Kelliher

Manx Taiki Magyar

Connect Events Committee

CCYP’s Connect Events Committee plans and oversees regular Connect Events with the goal of fostering meaningful connections among our membership and beyond.

The Connect Events Committee is right for volunteers who:

  • Want to build connections with community members and make new professional contacts
  • Have skills to contribute in marketing, event organizing, graphic design, or volunteer management
  • Want to help foster new connections and engage young people living and working on Cape Cod

2022 Committee Members:

Casey Chatelain, Committee Chair

Bob Begin

Haley Cote

Kellie Farrar

Krysten Kelliher

Manx Taiki Magyar

Mike Solitro

Civic and Community Engagement Committee

The Civic and Community Engagement Committee helps guide CCYP’s advocacy, education, and civic engagement work on issues of importance to young people under 45 living and working on Cape Cod.

The Civic and Community Engagement Committee is seeking volunteers who:

  • Are passionate about inspiring positive change on Cape Cod
  • Want to learn about, or get more involved in, local policy- and decision-making processes
  • Can share expertise in the areas of grassroots organizing and/or policy development
  • Want to advocate for housing, child care, economic development, and other opportunities that positively impact quality of life for young people living and working on Cape Cod

2022 Committee Members:

Christina Wiseman, Committee Chair

Marissa Cyr

Sarah Nitsch

Adam Gracia

Helaine Goudreau

Caitlin Abber

Courtney Butler

Shape Your Cape Summit Steering Committee

The Shape Your Cape Summit Steering Committee plans and oversees all aspects of CCYP’s annual one-day conference for young professionals, the Shape Your Cape Summit. Held in April of each year, this conference is planned by young professionals for young professionals. The event is designed to further community conversation on current “hot topics,” and raise awareness of emerging issues of interest for young people living and working on Cape Cod.

Contact us about serving on the Summit Steering Committee if you:

  • Have a pulse on current topics of interest to young professionals and families on Cape Cod
  • Want to help shape conversation and future opportunities in housing, career development, child care, work-life balance, and more
  • Have skills to contribute in marketing, event organizing, graphic design, or volunteer management
  • Want to help foster new connections and engage young people living and working on Cape Cod

2022 Committee Members:

Sarah Nitsch and Marissa Cyr, Co-Chairs

Chris Widegren

Tara Vargas Wallace

Matt Scinto

Adam Gracia

Christina Wiseman

Helaine Goudreau

Courtney Butler

Career Connect Scholarship Committee

CCYP's Career Connect Scholarship offers a unique career development tool for young professionals across the Cape, with the goal of ensuring a more skilled and educated workforce on Cape Cod. The Career Connect Scholarship Committee reviews annual scholarship applications, and helps track long-term outcomes and success of scholarship recipients.

Committee Contact Information:
Elizabeth Jenkins, Chair

Contact info@capecodyoungprofessionals.org if you are interested in being considered for the 2022 Career Connect Scholarship recipient selection panel.