CSA’s Young Professionals is an action-oriented service group comprised of socially conscious young professionals who are motivated to take action and bring awareness to the issue of local poverty through fundraising, advocacy, social and volunteer efforts on behalf of CSA. Through the diverse demographic of young professionals and their talents, these up and coming local leaders create unity in sharing the vision of CSA within their networks and places of work. Young Professionals are an essential part of continuing CSA’s leadership and volunteer base for younger generations.


In these uncertain times, our low-income neighbors are among the most vulnerable, especially individuals and families who are unhoused or teetering on the brink of homelessness. There are many unknowns facing the community, but one thing we do know is that the number of people seeking food and financial assistance will continue to grow.


  • Volunteer: Through CSA’s regular volunteer programs or at special events.
  • Advocate: Within your company, the local community and your network about the work and mission of CSA.
  • Recruit new YP members.
  • Fundraise: At YP’s annual wine tasting fundraiser, Empty Glasses, or other fundraising avenues.
  • Socialize: Actively participate in YP by joining monthly meetings, brainstorm and plan new events, and overall contribute your energy and talents to improve our community!


  • Create an outlet outside your professional life that directly benefits the community.
  • Build networking opportunities with like-minded socially conscious individuals.
  • Enjoy leadership opportunities. Members may take on leadership roles, develop new programs, and with CSA staff, Board members, and community leaders.
  • Gain experience with non-profit management, direct client service, Corporate Social Responsibility, and more.

Meet Our Volunteers

Young Professionals Spotlight, Kei Shao Tikkanen, 2023 YP Chair

CSA is thrilled to announce CSA Young Professionals’ new chair, Kei Shao Tikkanen! Kei was born and raised in Los Angeles, spent several years in New England, then moved to the Bay Area with her partner in 2021. She is currently working for a healthcare startup, Cityblock Health, as a…

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Young Professional Spotlight: Hannah Alpert, Immediate Past YP Chair

We are delighted to spotlight Hannah Alpert, YP member and active volunteer at CSA. She has been with the Young Professionals group since January of 2021. Attending monthly meetings, networking with CSA staff, helping plan Empty Glasses, delivering food to COVID-positive clients, and volunteering at the Back-to-School event we held…

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Meet more of our volunteers here.

More Information

If you have any questions about CSA Young Professionals, or are interested in hearing more or becoming part of the Young Professionals group, please email [email protected].