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YEP is a community of diverse professionals who are striving for growth, excellence and success in their professional and social lives.
YEP focuses on narrowing gaps that exists in our community in four main areas:
YEP founders, Mesfin Getaneh and Shimelse Mekonnen witnessed the incredible power behind networking and community-based activities through member
YEP members are diverse professionals from all walks of life and experiences who are striving for growth, excellence, and success in their professional

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Mimi Aleamyehou, Executive VP of OPEC at YEP Event 

Check out the Event pictures and the Event Video

YEP Ski Trip

Check out the Event Pictures here.


First day of Tutoring and Mentoring

Check out Event Pictures here.


Successful Evening

Over 100 people attended our last event for 2012. Check out the event pictures here.

 What is YEP?  

Lulit Ayne, Co-Founder & Vice President of YEP, explains about YEP at Ethiopian Expo 2012. Watch

YEP at the Ethiopian Expo 2012

Mawit Girma, YEP's Event Team coordinator, speaks. Watch

YEP Blogs

  • YEP, The Case for Bigger and Unified Networking Platform
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    Over the years, a large number of Ethiopians have been able to successfully integrate into American society. Today, they are making important contributions to the American economy, culture, and history.  However, every success story is not without its challenges. 

    Almost every person who came to this country at any age went through some type of culture shock and faced difficulties in settling down and establishing, progressing or changing a career. Indeed, it is very difficult to navigate through the multilayer and complex system of the United States without the right exposure to useful information, connections, and resources.

    To overcome these challenges that our community faces, a variety of professional groups, non-profit organizations, and student associations have been working on creating opportunities and connections so that their members in specific trades or interests have access to professionals, useful information, and resources. 

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Join YEP

YEP members are diverse professionals from all walks of life who are striving for growth, excellence, and success in their professional and social lives.   Whether you are looking to network with local peers, trying to find new job/opportunities/business partners, mentor others, volunteer at local events or just looking for information, YEP is the place for you.

Members Benefits

As a YEP member, you will have exclusive access to

1.  A large database of diverse professionals to exchange real life experiences and share knowledge.

2.  Job placement and career advancement opportunities.

3.  Information and resources relevant to your profession.

4.  Mentors and role models.

5.  Seminars/trainings from leading Ethiopian professionals in their fields.

6.  Various opportunities to participate in community initiatives (e.g. mentoring and tutoring college and high school students).

7.  Various opportunities to build connections for business relationships.


Requirements to Join YEP

1.  You are a person who has specialized education or training that earns a living.

2.  You live in the USA.

Click here to register and become an official YEP member

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