"[Young Professional] organizations are vibrant, growing and they are changing the perception of this whole area... they are stakeholders in our future."  - Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald

The Cleveland Young Professional Senate (Cleveland YPS) is an organization of decision-making young professionals who strive to increase civic education and engagement among young adults. 

We are an all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement and inclusion of young professionals in civic decision making.  Cleveland YPS strives to make Greater Cleveland an even better place for young adults to call home.



Celebrate National Voter Registration Day with Cleveland young (and not so young) professionals and rock out to some of Cleveland's best local bands. Register to vote, update your voter registration, or pledge to make your voice heard at the ballot box on Election Day!


WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd from 6-9 pm


WHERE: House of Blues - Cambridge Room


LINE UP: We're excited to announce that These Knees, Tom Evanchuck and The Old Money, and Hawkeye will be taking the stage at House of Blues. Also joining us will be representatives from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and representatives from Ohio Secretary of State's office who can answer all of your voting questions!


ADMISSION: Admission is FREE! Cleveland YPS believes that there should never be a cost in becoming civically engaged. Light appetizers provided, cash bar. 18 and over only.

Space is limited, so be sure to register to attend today! clevelandrockstheballotbox.eventbrite.com


Special thanks to Ohio VOTES, House of Blues Cleveland, Cellar Door ClevelandDowntown Cleveland Residents' Association, and YNPN Cleveland (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) for their help in making this possible! Questions? Contact Cleveland YPS President Emily Bacha at president@clevelandyps.org.

Cleveland YPS Member Greg Soltis, addresses a meeting of Cuyahoga County Council (2013).

Cleveland YPS Members during an event, co-sponsored with the Cleveland Restoration Society (2013).

Congressman Louis Stokes and Mrs. Jay Stokes as special guests at a Cleveland YPS meeting (April 2012).

Want to Get Involved?

Cleveland YPS always welcomes passionate young professionals to become part of the team.  There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Attend a meeting or event - see the calendar below for an updated listing of events.
  • Become a Supporter (nonvoting member) or Representative (voting member) by visiting our Membership page for more details.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to receive quarterly updates on Cleveland YPS projects by emailing "Subscribe to Newsletter" to info@ClevelandYPS.org.
  • Follow us on social media to receive daily updates on Cleveland YPS and important happenings around the region.
  • Support us through an in-kind or monetary donation by visiting our Support YPS page.

For more information, contact Cleveland YPS President Emily Bacha:  emily.bacha@gmail.com.

Meeting and Event Schedule:

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 - Red, White, and YOU

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis


Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 - NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Cleveland Rocks the Ballot Box - FREE CONCERT - House of Blues


Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis

Monday, Dev. 15, 2014 - General Meeting @ Tucker Ellis


General Meetings will take place from 6:00-7:00pm at Tucker Ellis LLP: 950 Main Avenue, Suite 1100, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Please email info@ClevelandYPS.org and let us know you are attending.  Security must have a list for visitors.  Thank you!