Young Professional Organizations

AIA Emerging Professionals: The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals (CEP) is the authoritative voice and resource for architecture students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects. They make an impact for the next generation and prioritize your goals and lead change to strengthen the profession you will inherit. AIA creates leadership and career development opportunities as you transition from school to firms, from firms into their leadership ranks and from professional achievements to community success. They welcome new professionals, alternative career path professionals and anyone with an architecture background or interest in the profession.

Alamo Young Government Leaders: Members of Young Government Leaders (YGL) enjoy the opportunity to build lasting relationships with other aspiring government leaders and to brainstorm about potential solutions to the significant challenges the government faces now and in the next century. YGL encourages members to get involved, make a difference, and develop their leadership potential. Concurrently, members are guaranteed to have fun, develop long lasting friendships, and make a real difference in the business of government. YGL offers training and professional development opportunities, networking, mentorship, community service, social events and corporate discounts to our members.

First Edition Society: The First Edition Society is a group of young San Antonians who support the mission of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. The members’ mission is to engage and cultivate the next generation of young leaders by hosting great events that raise both money for and awareness of our library system.

Ghost Light Society: The Ghost Light Society membership is designed to encourage a new generation of San Antonio residents to lead the community in appreciating and cultivating the performing arts. The Ghost Light Society aims to bring together young professionals and create a community of passionate and engaged individuals with a shared interest in supporting the arts. As an extension of the Tobin Center Membership Program, the Ghost Light Society offers exciting programming relevant to Young Professionals in the San Antonio community while also supporting the Tobin Center education and programming mission.

Junior League of San Antonio: JLSA is a community of women that aims to advance San Antonio through bold female leadership in positions of responsibility and influence by realizing and cultivating gifts, passion, and purpose.

New Leaders Council: Through a year long fellowship, New Leaders Council (NLC) San Antonio develops, connects, and uplifts inclusive, cross-sector leaders who will transform San Antonio through social and political change rooted in equity. From neighborhoods to board rooms, they are working to create the city we aspire to be by empowering leaders and building coalitions at the frontlines of civic engagement. Here, our NLC Family comes together to connect and utilize the strength of our shared values.

Notley: The Notley Fellowship is a two-year leadership development program that invests in the next generation of social impact leaders and innovators. Fellows leave the program ready to serve as change agents in their communities after participating in exclusive programming, professional development and immersive projects.

Rotary Under 40: Each year 25 leaders, under 40, are invited to join Rotary as part of a class structure. These young professionals will participate in service projects, socialize and learn about the power of Rotary with their peers. Class members also have the opportunity to “buddy” with an existing Rotarian, an established business or community leader, to learn about Rotary and make business contacts.

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association: The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, better known as SAYLA, was formed in 1948 (unofficially) and 1950 (officially) as the San Antonio Junior Bar Association, an entity of the San Antonio Bar Association. In 1974, the members of the Junior Bar officially formed the corporate structure that is now SAYLA. SAYLA continues the great traditions formed by the Junior Bar by providing opportunities and avenues for young and newly licensed attorneys to network with other attorneys and non-attorneys, socialize, learn and earn CLE credits, give back to the community, and enjoy their chosen profession.

San Antonio Young Professionals: San Antonio Young Professionals is a free city-wide organization for people between the ages of 21 and 40.  We actively engage the community and are working hard to make San Antonio a better place for young professionals.

Texas Young Professionals: TYP San Antonio holds monthly networking socials or happy hours. The social are designed to build a sense of belonging to a community as well as being part of something with a high-minded purpose. TYP has made every effort to create a safe, engaging environment based on goodwill and meaningful conversation. As they foster an environment where business relationships and friendships can be nurtured, TYP hopes to see new business partnerships launched.

Urban Management Association of South Texas (UMAST): For over three decades, UMAST has forged a bond of public servants and exists today as an organization re-dedicated to improving the lives of our communities through professional excellence. The membership shares a common commitment to community enhancement through diversity and integrity.

Witte Society: The Witte Society is a vibrant membership group that promotes and supports the Witte Museum through special events and projects. The Witte Society meets three to four times a year for fun events, such as cocktail receptions, family picnics, and luncheons. You will receive all the benefits of being a member of the Witte Museum and exclusive benefits such as discount reservations to the Witte Game Dinner.

World Affairs Council: The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is a not-for-profit and non-partisan citizen’s educational forum focusing on foreign policy issues that affect our lives directly. They are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and strive to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. They accomplish their mission by presenting lectures, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

Young Accounting Professionals: Members of the San Antonio CPA Society are financial and community leaders throughout our 21-county region, which extends from Laredo to Seguin and Adkins to Zapata. With more than 2,500 members, the San Antonio CPA Society is the third largest chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). The organization supports professional activities to advance the accounting profession, protects the interests of our members and of the general public and acts in a representative capacity for the profession

Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group: The Young Leaders group consists of ULI members under the age of 35 who want to be actively involved in shaping the built environment and the future of real estate in the region. The YLG brings together younger members to strengthen their relationship and participation within the organization, provide opportunities for professional growth and mentorship and offer networking opportunities with senior members.

Young Texans against Cancer: Young Texans Against Cancer – San Antonio (YTAC), powered by ThriveWell, is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Young Professionals in Energy: Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 1,400 members in its San Antonio Chapter. YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the San Antonio and global energy industry by providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities.