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From our annual Festival Friday 4 Miler and Cooper-Young Beerfest to our fantastic holiday events, we love hanging out in the neighborhood.
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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Projects and Programs
Over 40 businesses participated in this year’s Cooper-Young “Unwrapped” contest, part of the Cooper-Young Business Association’s “Santa Comes to Cooper-Young” holiday celebration on December 7. Local businesses lit up their windows and outdoor displays to win free...read more
The Land Use Control Board approved by a vote of 7-2 application PD 17-23, City Cottages-Cooper Young, at its Jan. 11 meeting. The project is for ten 1,000-square-foot rental houses at the currently vacant northeast corner of Elzey and Tanglewood. The approval...read more
Every year brings a different set of challenges and causes to celebrate here in Cooper-Young, but one thing remains constant — our passionate neighbors, proud sense of community, and love of our neighborhood. Last year saw the formation of two new committees, changes...read more
This is an election year for Cooper-Young Community Association board president and treasurer. Those roles are currently held by Mark Morrison and Caroline Norris Smart, respectively. Official nominations must be submitted at or before the CYCA general meeting on...read more
The next general meeting of the Cooper-Young Community Association will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature a panel of board members representing the CYCA’s committees. You’ll have the opportunity to hear about each committee and their...read more