Young Professionals Ending Poverty


Who We Are

In short, we started as a individuals that loved the work of Friends of Northside! We wanted to create an opportunity to serve Friends of Northside in a meaningful way. So, here we are now. A group of Young Professionals aiming to end poverty alongside Friends of Northside!

As a young professionals group, we aim to gather with likeminded individuals while promoting the mission and vision of the non-profit organization Friends of Northside through volunteerism, social events, and fundraisers.

Why “ending poverty”?

Friends of Northside is part of a larger organization called Attack Poverty. They’re an organization with locations across the globe and while we all know there’s no quick fix or formula to end different types of poverty, we want to be involved in the impact Attack Poverty and their locations are making in underserved communities.

All funds raised go straight to programs

Friends of Northside has a wide range of services and programs. From child after-school programs, teen mentoring, home repair, ESL classes, GED and revitalization.

When we host profit share opportunities, happy hours, partnerships with restaurants, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities, it’s all with the purpose of making an impact in the Northside community and helping Friends of Northside be equipped to do so.

Foundational beliefs that drive Attack Poverty

There are two types of poverty: Situational and Generational. We focus on breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Generational poverty cannot be changed with small, soft-hearted plans. It must be directly addressed with great intention through mutual relationships.

Generational poverty is a complicated spiritual, relational, mental-attitude, educational, and financial issue.

Becoming A Member

Membership Levels


Committee Member

An annual fee of $70 allows you to be a part of the committee. Whether it’s social media, event planning, fundraising, or something else; you’ll be involved! You’ll also receive a free drink at every happy hour, a YPEP t-shirt, and be a part of all volunteering opportunities.

YPEP Member

An annual fee of $50 allows you to be a part YPEP, with no committee roles. You’ll receive a free drink at all happy hours and be invited to all volunteer opportunities.


Events and Contact


YPEP President

Christina Halstead |

YPEP Vice-President

Lea Byrd |

Friends of Northside Representatives

Kim Martinez |


YPEPHTX | @ypephtx


Join Us

August 17th | Mimosas, Brunch, and Volunteering
Join us at 9am at Marshall Middle School in the Northside for their back to school event! Then come have brunch with us!
September 26th | Happy Hour
Grab a drink, some food, and get ready to relax and network! Have a friend that wants to join? Bring them with you! While only members will receive a free drink, your friends can still join us for drinks!
October 24th | Happy Hour
Houston has two seasons, hot and slightly less hot. But we can still enjoy Houston’s ”fall” weatherl Drinks, food, and awesome people. What more could you want?
November 16th | Yoga and Happy Hour
We’ll be getting together for yoga at Discovery Green on Saturday! We’ll meet at the color block wall at 8:30am and jump into the yoga session at 9am. Bring your mat, towel, and water or buy all you need at the park!
December 5th | Gifts and Sips
Get ready to wrap some gifts and sip on drinks! We’ll be at Holman Draft Hall at 6pm wrapping items that have been donated to Friends of Northside that meet basic needs for Northside High School students. Have some extra gift bags, wrapping paper, tape, and/or scissors? Bring them with you!