2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). The YUPs are an emerging generation of preservationists in the greater Rochester region dedicated to promoting inclusive, modern, and innovative preservation practices to help revitalize communities and our built environment.
It all began at a happy hour at Black Button Distilling back in 2013. Since then, we’ve had a ton of fun holding events like Bikes, Beer & Buildings; volunteering with orgs like Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services and City Roots Community Land Trust; stripping vinyl siding off of fellow YUP’s houses (see pics 1 and 2); exploring cities with the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists; leading classes with Rochester Brainery; and heartbombing old buildings.
Now, it’s time for a new generation to take the reins. No prior knowledge or experience needed; commitment level/time flexible. A passion / budding interest in saving places a must!
Particular volunteer needs include:
- Social media, web content creation
- Event planning
- Steering Committee members
Follow @youngurbanpres on Instagram and DM us or email Caitlin at email@example.com if you want to learn more!
Posted: September 7, 2023
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