What we're about

Mission: CSP's mission is to attract and unite a group of active and civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Charlottesville's future as a great place to live, work, and play. CSP focuses on socializing with the group and continually being involved in the community.


Charlottesville Social Professionals (formally CYP) was founded in 1998 by a few area professionals, with the support of some large corporations and local businesses, determined to attract and retain like-minded individuals around the area. Our members love to get together to enhance our lives and community through camaraderie, patronage, learning, and charitable efforts. Most of all, we have fun! Our members represent a vast array of the area's workforce, including the arts, administration, architecture, education, engineering, finance, food service, government, law, marketing, manufacturing, medicine, media, technology, the trades and other non-profits. CSP's frequent events include, but aren't limited to, membership parties, charity days, group brunch, lunch, and dinners, happy hours, a kickball team, pub crawls, fundraisers, game nights, and attending events in our community just to name a few! Every year members volunteer for the CSP Board of Directors which leads our organization.

CSP is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. The Charlottesville Social Professionals (CSP) originally was founded as the Charlottesville Young Professionals (CYP) in 1999. To communicate greater inclusiveness and diversity of membership, CYP officially became CSP in 2015. It's membership is open to adults of any age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious background, sexual orientation, and ability.

Events and other membership benefits are made possible through membership dues, sponsorships by local businesses, and other fundraising efforts. We encourage you to sign up and attend one or two events to see if our group is a good fit for you. If so, we ask for annual membership dues of $20 to gain access to more events as well as other membership benefits. Our fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st each year. These dues can be paid by cash, check, PayPal (online payment includes a service charge).

To pay dues online, visit https://goo.gl/gUEcwj

Contact us for more information about CSP, our events, or to join:

Website: http://cvillesocialprofessionals.org (http://cvillesocialprofessionals.org/)

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/cspinc

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cspcville

Email: info@cvillesocialprofessionals.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSPCville

Upcoming events (5)

Drinks and/or Dinner at Lazy Parrot!

Lazy Parrot Back Yard BBQ

Come on out and have a few drinks with friends old and new! Midweek, midmonth, time for something fun. Great apps, wing styles galore, cocktails, beer, need we go on? I thought not. Details available here: https://www.lazyparrotwingsandbrews.com/

CSP Fundraiser at Fridays After Five

nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville

Want to help CSP raise some money and have fun doing it? Then c'mon down to the Pavilion for Fridays After Five to help CSP check IDs and handout wristbands. Nonprofits such as CSP are paid a stipend in addition to tips for helping out at Pavilion events, and best of all helpers get free drink tickets! We need at least 8 CSPers to attend to receive payment, and we can swap out volunteers if some people need to leave early or come late. The event runs until about 8 pm. We need 8 individuals to arrive at 5 PM or 5:15 at the latest! Additional folks can come later on and relieve individuals. CSP President Michele Carragan is the contact for the event. Make sure to RSVP so we can expect you!

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: Beat the Heat Pool Party

Western Ridge Owners Association

KID-FRIENDLY EVENT Grab your swimsuit and join Mike and Katie at the Western Ridge clubhouse in Crozet for a summer afternoon at the pool! We're also renting the clubhouse, which has a full kitchen so bring your favorite grub, board games and drinks. There's also a playground and kiddie pool, so bring the kids! A lifeguard will be on duty. If the weather sours, we can go inside and play board games. Per management rules, do NOT wear wet swimsuits in the clubhouse. There are changing areas adjacent to the pool.

Charlottesville City Market Downtown

Charlottesville City Market

Join Mrrzy to explore the goodies at our own City Market. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. You can find more information about the market at: https://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/parks-recreation/city-market

Past events (1,662)

TomSox Baseball Game at CHS

Charlottesville High School

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