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Cooper-Young Community Association
The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) was created in March of 1977 and is a fully registered and recognized nonprofit 501(c)3. With an initial goal of mobilizing residents to stem the tide of decay that so many urban areas experienced, this organization has always functioned as a grassroots, volunteer effort. The CYCA has assisted with a number of projects including an early neighborhood watch, the installation and maintenance of the nationally-recognized Cooper Street Trestle Bridge, and the redevelopment of the communities’ eponymous corner at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. It also began publishing its monthly community newspaper, The Lamplighter, in the early 1990s; this publication continues today and is hand-delivered to each residence within the neighborhood. This organization currently maintains community office space within a redeveloping commercial area in the southeast quadrant of the neighborhood. It is financially supported through events including its annual Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler and Beerfest as well as membership dues and donations. While it continues to be a predominantly volunteer organization, it does employ a full-time executive director as well as a small part-time staff for The Lamplighter.
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By Sharron Johnson February is a good time to discuss desires, loves, and lovers. The forlornness stretches through the ages, thus is timeless. Here is a quick rundown. The short days and long nights leaves much to be desired. Caring for a home and garden is a labor...read more
The Cooper-Young Community Association could not accomplish its great work without the support of business partners and advertisers. Below is a list of all the businesses who have helped us out over the past year through sponsorships, member benefits, or advertising....read more
The Cooper Young Business Association was chartered in November of 1988. The mission of the CYBA is to provide a forum for communication; reclaim the buildings, streetscape and businesses of the district to promote a better business climate; to address common...read more
Dear Cooper Young Neighbors: On May 19-20, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the 3rd Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk is going to be happening all across our hip, vibrant neighborhood. We expect approximately1,500 garden lovers and curiosity seekers to spend the day in our great...read more
The social media site Nextdoor recently polled its members to determine the best in local dining, retail and services. Though not all are located in Cooper-Young, here are the winners of Nextdoor’s 2017 Neighborhood Favorites. Food & Drink PIZZA PLACE: Aldo’s Pizza...read more
• A popular pop-up restaurant has announced it will set up shop permanently in Cooper-Young. Lucky Cat Ramen will move into the space formerly occupied by Tart at 820 S. Cooper. They have tentative plans to be open by spring. Chef Zach Nicholson started Lucky Cat...read more