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Passionate About Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks & Public Green spaces? Applications Are Now Open for the Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks Class of 2023

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on November 22, 2022

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Are you a recent graduate or young professional looking to jump start your career in the local nonprofit sector? Does the opportunity to network and get to know other like-minded individuals in Buffalo excite you? Do you have a passion for making Western New York a better place for future generations? 

If you answered yes to any or all these questions, the Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks program may be a great fit for you.

Created with individuals ages 25-40 in mind, the Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks (YPOP) program is an exciting local program that takes place every year here in Buffalo. 

The program’s overall mission is simple: Bring together people that are passionate about their historic parks and have a desire to learn about nonprofit management, fundraising, and networking, with the ultimate goal of making difference in their community. 


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About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

A local non-profit organization, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s mission is to steward Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system to welcome and benefit all. To accomplish this, the Conservancy collaborates with community and strategic partners, advocates for quality parks for all, and enhances the park system through beautification, maintenance and capital projects.

And while these public parks and green spaces are an incredibly unique piece of Buffalo history, they provide the community with so much more than just that. Every day, your historic parks provide the necessary space for physical and mental wellness, safe social interaction, indulging in nature, and a means for creating and strengthening connections of all kinds. 

The Conservancy continues to work diligently to ensure that Olmsted’s 150+ year-old masterpiece is not only well-maintained and preserved, but available to everyone, free of charge, 365 days a year. Pretty incredible, right? 

Learn more about the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy team and their continued efforts at bfloparks.org

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Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks – AKA: YPOP

Back for its third year, The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is excited to officially open applications for the 2023 YPOP program. Applications are due by December 12th, 2022 for any young professionals interested in an enriching journey complete with networking opportunities, community-focused engagement, and unique cultural and volunteer experiences within the Olmsted park system. The Class of 2023 program features two “Nonprofit Takeover”, one with GObike Buffalo and another with The Buffalo History Museum!

Interested in applying for 2023’s YPOP program? Here’s a quick TL;DR rundown of what to expect from the program, and what you’ll bring to the table in return: 

Program Goals: 

  • Raise awareness for the mission, vision, and daily work of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Inspire the next generation of community members and leaders to value and appreciate Western New York’s public parks and green spaces
  • Encourage the next generation of community members and leaders to engage in and support Buffalo’s nonprofit sector

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Photo courtesy of Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks

Expectations of being a YPOP Participant:

  • Attend YPOP events throughout the year
  • Be willing to learn, network, have fun!
  • Actively participate and engage with your fellow YPOP participants
  • Practice cultural humility and support the Conservancy’s commitment to inclusion
  • Plan and execute a fundraising initiative with a minimum goal of $500

Submit Your Application Online Today

Ready to get started? Be sure to submit your application online by December 12th, 2022 for consideration. Upon acceptance, there is a program entry fee of $250, which helps cover the overall program cost.

You can also head to the Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks website to read testimonials and FAQs to learn more about the program.

Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks

bfloparks.org/ypop 

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