Many Career Paths - One Common Goal

Helping young professionals be

Connected | Informed | Involved

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ACEL is a resource for and about young people in Alachua County, Florida. Our vision is for this community to become an increasingly desirable place for diverse, talented young people to flourish. We want you to be a part of it.

We put our mission into action by:

  • Connecting young leaders to one another at social and professional events.
  • Informing Alachua County residents of issues and opportunities in our community.
  • Involving young professionals in projects and initiatives to help them grow professionally.
  • Making Alachua County an even better place!

Frank Avery
Communications Director – CareerSource North Central Florida

“When I was new to town having just moved from South Carolina, ACEL was the first group I really had a chance to connect with. From trips to the springs to a chance to lead as the Marketing & Communications Chair for nearly two years, the experience has taught me so much about how to grow and thrive in a great community. ”

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Written By: Nina Bhattacharyya, ACEL Microgrant Recipient Where does our trash go after it’s tossed? This simple question has prompted communities and individuals across the world to rethink how they handle waste and adopt practices that minimize the garbage they send to landfills. I first learned about the zero waste movement...

ACEL member Irina Javaheri received an ACEL micro-grant to help her attend Coffee Fest last month. She learned all the ins and outs of starting a small business. Check out her story. Written by Irina Javaheri My husband and I had the opportunity to attend Coffee Fest in Portland, one...

Not quite sure what ACEL is all about? Well, one of the best ways to get to know our organization is by getting to know our members. Collectively, we represent young professional across Alachua County. In an effort to spread the word about the awesome things our members are doing...

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