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CTYP Mid-April Newsletter

Welcome to the second installment in our series of bi-monthly newsletters to keep you occupied and up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic and time of social distancing.  Don't forget to check out our new resource page ( and email us suggestions to add to it at

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Being quarantined in the house and not being able to get out and socialize has been tough. CTYP would like to invite you to join us in the Social Distancing 6k to help keep that quarantine 15 lbs away. This is a "virtual" race, which means you are able to put the miles in however and whenever you choose but try and complete before our social hour event, then send in the results. Feel free to post on social media and tag us as well! Just sign up for the race on the website ($22) and they will mail the race bib and finisher medal starting May 1st. We will have a virtual social hour on May 15th via Zoom to celebrate and see some familiar faces.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended CTYP's first virtual happy hour with the San Antonio Young Professionals.  We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Professional Development


Feeling disconnected from colleagues?  Read this post on the Zoom blog about how to create community while social distancing.

Not a fan of Zoom?  Check out this list of alternatives.


Many online learning platforms are offering free courses.  

Coursera offers classes, degrees, and certificates in a variety of subjects.

Class Central lists free Ivy League web courses.


Finding yourself with a lot of time on your hands?  Want to feel connected to your community?  Charities and nonprofits still need volunteers!   Check out the links below for ideas.

Connecticut is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to help during the COVID-19 crisis.  Click here to learn more.

Idealist is a great site to find volunteer opportunities and even has the option to filter for COVID-19 related postings.  If you want to help but are immunocompromised, check out this list of remote/virtual volunteer needs.

Help us connect volunteers in other areas of CT with opportunities!  Email us at with lists or resources.

Join Us!

We want you to get involved with CTYP!
Partner with us for an event, join our board, or share your ideas.
Talk to any board member at one of our events, contact us on Facebook, or email us at for more information.
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Stay tuned for upcoming events, tips, and items of interest to young professionals!


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