Career Development

Develop your professional brand right here in Greater Reading — encompassing not only your work portfolio but also your personal style and your community impact. Professionals need to feel empowered, mentored, and supported. And they need to feel trusted and challenged. The resources in Greater Reading paired with a close-knit community create the seeds for success. Here, we give you the tools to grow your roots and flourish.


Distinguished continuing education resources at our local colleges and universities are minutes away, and at your fingertips. Connect with mentors, community leaders, and changemakers right here in Greater Reading. You’ll learn, develop, and stand out.

GRYP works to make an impact in the community, partnering with local nonprofits to offer our members an opportunity to do good. Whether it’s using your professional talents to plan, promote, and execute a fundraising event — or getting your hands dirty to build a house — you can grow your skills while helping others.


Building your network expands your experiences and takes you out of your comfort zone. The Greater Reading Young Professionals is one spot to find like-minded peers and friends. We are a group of diverse, driven, passionate, and community-minded individuals from a wide range of industries, employers, and positions. From themed galas with a twist, to nature hikes and casual happy hours, to sports leagues, and exclusive networking nights out on the town, you’ll find your people. You’ll build relationships, and you’ll grow together.

From networks to mentors to the best in community leadership, you’ll have unrivaled opportunities to grow.

“GRYP is a resource for young professionals to make meaningful connections. By offering educational, philanthropic, and civic engagement opportunities to our members, we are fostering the next generation of community leaders.”
Jack R. Gombach
West Reading Borough Council President
President, Greater Reading Young Professionals