Young Professionals Council

The Center’s YPC endeavors to advance The Center’s twin goals of promoting LGBT health/wellness and human rights, and fosters a culture of diversity, service, leadership, advocacy, and camaraderie among LGBTQ and allied San Diegans.

YPC Academy: Realizing the deep need to develop and empower the next generation of young LGBTQ people and their allies, the YPC Academy was created in 2012 aimed at expanding the ranks of young LGBTQ leaders that are ready to broaden their leadership in the LGBTQ justice movement by enhancing their skillset and network, with the goal of activating them to grow in position of influence through movement building, community and civic board service, and elected office. During the 6-session Academy, participants hear from elected officials, social justice and community leaders, and other topic experts who will help participants expand their leadership, networking, communications, fundraising, and social justice skills with the goal of activating them to grow into positions of influence through movement building, board service, and elected office. Approximately 20 participants are selected each year to participate in the program.

Meet the past ypc academy classes


The YPC Advisory Committee organizes networking oppurtunities, social events, service projects, fundraising activities, and more and everyone is welcome to participate in these activities, and the Advisory Council. Two of the YPC’s largest endeavors each year include organizing a team for the annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, as well as serving as Ambassadors for The Center’s Dining Out For Life ® San Diego fundraiser. If you’re interested in joining the YPC Advisory Committee, please contact The Center’s YPC Staff Liaisons at

Deja Cabrera
Sexual Health Community Engagement Manager
She, Her, Hers
619.692.2077 x109
Rebekah Hood-Held
Chief Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Officer
She, Her, Hers
619.692.2077 x103

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