About Us - Young Professionals Connection

About Us


Our Mission

YPC's mission is to promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines. Our efforts focus on connecting young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable, and professional development endeavors.

Our Vision

You will have unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally and forge lasting relationships. Engage, connect and form a foundation for your future in Greater Des Moines.

Our History

We are a focused extension of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, a community and economic development organization serving Central Iowa. The Partnership strives to create a unified region that provides not only a healthy business climate, but also a high quality of life. The Partnership, along with some like-minded young professionals, formed the Young Professionals Connection in 2000.

Today, we are a dynamic network of leaders shaping Greater Des Moines into a fun place to live, work and play. We engage hundreds of members in YPC committees and events, Greater Des Moines Partnership activities and community involvement. 

Our Members

Each year, we conduct a survey of our members and newsletter subscribers to help us learn more about how we can shape our organization to meet their needs. YPC's 2015 survey showed:

  • 94% are between the ages of 21 and 35
  • 87% have completed at least a bachelor's degree
  • 92% feel YPC has helped them make connections, become involved throughout the community, and develop professionally.

We are a diverse group of young professionals, and we hope you will join us today!


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