1902 Society

Our Generation. Our Mission.

In March 2011, YWCA Central Carolinas launched its 1902 Society. The 1902 Society is a co-ed group that exists to strengthen the relationships among young professionals in the Charlotte area around YWCA Central Carolinas. The focus of the group is to promote volunteerism, encourage philanthropy and increase civic engagement around issues of empowering women and eliminating racism. 1902 Society members are recognized as donors, receive invitations to Society social events and participate in volunteer opportunities.

In your 20s or 30s? Want to have fun and do some networking and volunteering? E-mail or call Ally Korony for more info and to sign up (704) 525-5770 ext. 2499 or akorony@ywcacentralcarolinas.org. Find 1902 Society on Facebook for more information or join the 1902 Society email list. Also follow @YWCAcharlotte on twitter. 

YWCA’s 1902 Society invites young professionals to an exciting season of social and service activities to fit all interests. Here’s a look:


1902 Society Book Club

When: Thursday, September 28 6PM
Where: YWCA Board Room - 3420 Park Rd, Charlotte NC 28209
What: Reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond
*Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

* We are FULL, so registration is closed. Please email Ally at akorony@ywcacentralcarolinas.org to be placed on the waiting list. 


Past Events

1902 Society & United Way LINC - Summer Picnic

Saturday, June 17, 2017
What: Start of Summer Celebration Picnic for the women, children and families who live at YWCA

1902 Society Book Club 

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Book: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson  

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Book: The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard

Beers and Brainstorming 
October 13, 2016 at Sycamore Brewing 

 1902 Society/NC Women Matter Letterwriting Campaign 

September 27, 2016 at YWCA Central Carolinas 

Mixology and Networking Event
September 10, 2016 at Tupelo Honey Café 

Summer Picnic with members of United Way Young Leaders and Bene Benwikere of the Carolina Panthers
June 11, 2016

Belk Southern Home Social Event, exclusive in store event
April 3, 2016

Stand Against Racism
April 28-29, 2016 

Volunteer Winter Celebration with YWCA Youth
December 7, 2015

Mixology Class at Tupelo Honey Cafe in South End
Sept. 12, 2015

Professional Development & Networking
July 16, 2015

Volunteer Summer Picnic with Transitional Housing
June 20, 2015

Volunteer Winter Celebration with YWCA Youth
December 16, 2015

Mixology Class at Tupelo Honey Cafe
August 9, 2014

Volunteer Summer Picnic with Transitional Housing
August 16, 2014

One + ALL Networking Event at Banana Republic
June 2014

Want to be an affiliate in this society? Donate a minimum of $50 to YWCA's programs today!


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