Milwaukee Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) seeks to mobilize Milwaukee area young professionals to aid Habitat for Humanity’s mission to eliminate poverty housing. By combining the time, resources and talents of Milwaukee young professionals, we aim to help address the region’s need for affordable housing.
Milwaukee HYP brings resourceful young professionals together through coordinated fundraising, advocacy, volunteerism, community involvement, and social networking events. This motivated group of volunteers impacts Habitat not only in the present, but for generations to come by cultivating lifelong donors and developing future leaders within its ranks.
Habitat for Humanity and Habitat Young Professionals strive to provide affordable housing not only locally but globally as well. Since Habitat reach is global, we provide opportunities to attend international habitat builds through Global Village trips.
Recently, young professional groups have developed as extensions of many established non profits and as independent organizations meant to engage young professionals in community building. The first HYP groups started at the Austin and Cincinnati HFH Affiliates. Milwaukee HYP was established in 2012, a focus project of AmeriCorps member Hanna Gichard.