Networking and Resources for Young Professionals

Want to stay connected?  The New Orleans region offers a multitude of organizations which can help you network and meet like-minded individuals.  Here’s a sample of young professional organizations in Greater New Orleans.

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504ward is a nonprofit collaborative initiative with a mission to keep you, the talented young professionals of New Orleans, in our great city. Our goal is to connect you to key people, events and opportunities and ensure that New Orleans is a place for you to thrive and grow. Contact 504ward

ABC New Orleans Bayou Chapter - Young Professionals

Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO)

EPNO is an initiative to make philanthropy accessible to every member of the New Orleans community. Members participate in a six-month program, where they pool funds, collaborate on teams and allocate grants impacting issues that most affect our city. Contact EPNO

Engineers Without Borders – New Orleans Professional Chapter (EWB)

EWB is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide and locally to improve quality of life. It is a branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers that focuses on solving civil engineering problems to underserved communities. The New Orleans chapter has a unique focus on both international and local development related to post-Katrina rebuilding.

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GNO, Inc. NextGen Council

The NextGen Council is an initiative of GNO, Inc. designed to cultivate diverse and energized new leadership, and introduce it to the organization and the region. The NextGen Council is composed of the “next generation” of business and community leaders in Greater New Orleans, and supports the larger GNO, Inc. organization in its key initiatives.

Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee

An opportunity for young professionals in the greater Hammond area and across Tangipahoa parish to network, learn and serve. Committee participation is a benefit of Greater Hammond Chamber membership.


Hispanic Young Professionals of LA (HYPLA)

An initiative of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of LA with a mission to foster the development of the young Hispanic professionals’ community through networking, mentorship and educational resources.

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IEEE Young Professionals – New Orleans

The Young Professionals Affinity Group serves newer IEEE members who are within the first ten years of receiving his or her first professional degree. Events and activities are geared toward the needs and interests of young professionals and revolve around professional growth, mentoring, networking, employment resources, and technical development.

Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals

Enhancing opportunities for emerging civic and economic leaders through community engagement, local initiatives, networking, and career development. The Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals serves as the voice of the young people in Jefferson Parish.

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JNOLA serves the Jewish Next Gen community in New Orleans (ages 21-39) through a variety of programming including social engagement, professional networking, enriching and educational opportunities, leadership development, and tikkun olam (repairing the world/social action).

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LABI Emerging Leaders Council

A select group of distinguished young entrepreneurs from each region of Louisiana who have a demonstrated commitment to making the state a great place to live and work.

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LA Philharmonic Orchestra – Prelude for Young Professionals

Prelude is a concert series designed for young professionals (ages 21-40) that mixes world-class music with exclusive social events. Prelude uniquely blends live orchestra music with exclusive opportunities to network with other young professionals in New Orleans.

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LA State Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to foster discussions and interchange of ideas to aid in their advancement as younger members of the legal profession in Louisiana.

800.421.LSBA [5722]

New Orleans Chamber Young Professionals

The New Orleans Chamber hosts 2 YP Events each year in collaboration with various Young Professional groups. These events are designed to provide opportunities for young professionals to network with one another, as well as potential mentors or employers in an after-hours business setting.

New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® – Young Professionals Network (YPN)

YPN is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities that are available at NOMAR, LR and NAR. We offer an ongoing forum where young professionals can get involved, network with peers and connect with industry leaders.

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NOMA Young Fellows

The Young Fellows are NOMA’s newest affiliate group, comprised of our most vibrant supporters ages 21 through 40.

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Northshore Young Professionals

NYP brings young professionals together to engage with one another and business, political and community leadership in an effort to improve the community and provide a voice of young professionals. The group provides social and networking opportunities, collaboration with other committees, and community outreach.

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PLAYNOLA provides the best and fastest-growing adult sports leagues in New Orleans. PLAYNOLA is the place to meet and compete with active professionals all over the city, providing fun, athletic, and social event options to engage in after work and on weekends.

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Professional Insurance Agents of LA – Young Insurance Professionals (YIPS)

The mission of YIPS is to cultivate young professionals and future leaders of PIA by providing opportunities for education and networking.

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Social Media Group

The mission of Social Media Group is to provide a collaborative space for industry experts to discuss emerging trends, share best practices, communicate strategies, and brainstorm around creative. It enables community managers, producers, designers, account leads, strategists, managers, freelancers, and influencers to generate discussions around how to stay innovative in a constantly-changing field. Together, members act as champions for the vision of the industry, and each other.

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Sylvain Society for Young Professionals

Sylvain Society is the New Orleans Opera’s Young Professionals affiliate group whose purpose is to connect the operatic arts to the Greater New Orleans community.

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ULI Louisiana – Young Leaders Group (YLG)

YLG fosters the involvement of under 35-year olds and enhance knowledge among the next generation of responsible real estate industry leaders. YLG events provide an opportunity to network with experienced professionals, and build relationships and mentorships with key industry leaders.

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Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals – Greater New Orleans (NOLAYP)

NOLAYP is an Urban League of Louisiana volunteer auxiliary of young professionals committed to promoting and supporting the ideas and goals of the Urban League movement throughout the New Orleans area through community outreach, fundraising and membership development.

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Young Association for Corporate Growth

The LA Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier M&A association in LA made up of professionals looking to grow middle-market companies. ACG LA has initiated Young ACG LA for professionals age 35 and younger involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions.

ACG LA, 5500 Prytania Street, Box 229, New Orleans, LA 70115
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Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United (YLU) engages young professionals in United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s work to eradicate poverty and builds socially conscious leaders who fight for change. We unite passionate people to create more equitable communities through advocacy, volunteerism, and giving.

(504) 822-5540
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Young Leadership Council

Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization created to develop leadership through community projects. YLC contributes to creating a Greater New Orleans where all people can thrive through volunteer-lead cultural, social, economic, and service projects. YLC’s unique combination of training, hands-on experiences, and connections to local experts helps emerging business, political, and community leaders to deepen their self-knowledge, explore critical issues in group processes, and shape social change. Founded in 1986, YLC is the oldest independent young professionals’ organization in the country.

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Young President’s Organization of LA (YPO)

YPO connects over 24,000 chief executives in more than 130 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™. Provides an extensive offering of local, regional and international education experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized networks that help members enhance their business, community and personal leadership.

1615 Poydras St., Suite 1281, New Orleans, LA 70112
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