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Emerging Leaders United


Cultivating young leaders today to advance the community tomorrow

Unique opportunities for young professionals to give back

United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) group is all about building connections and having fun – with a purpose. Forget going to another ho-hum networking night or boring conference. With ELU, you’ll have unique opportunities to give back to the local community at events while meeting other passionate young professionals.

We’re all about making positive and long-lasting change in central Maryland. Through professional development, educational opportunities, volunteerism and networking events, This emerging leaders program has the end goal to change the odds for families and communities by advancing education, housing, employment and health.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Harvest & Hops Networking Event with Emerging Leaders United

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

Diamondback Brewing Company 1215 East Fort Ave Baltimore, MD 21230

Join fellow young professionals for our annual night of fun, networking and local craft beer in support of United Way's Harvest of Plenty program, which provides Thanksgiving meals to families in need. LEARN MORE »

Emerging Leaders United and Families Living United Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

First Fruits Farm 2025 Freeland Road Freeland, MD 21053

Join us to harvest produce at First Fruits Farm to donate to our neighbors in need. LEARN MORE »

Painting with Emerging Leaders United (ELU)

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

Neighbor-To-Neighbor 2216 Pot Spring Road Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and paint classrooms, community spaces and hallways. LEARN MORE »

ELU Member of the Month

Shiv Kirat

Shiv Kirat Deol

Neighborhood: Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
Workplace:
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Title/Position:
Quality/Safety Manager

“ELU is a one-stop shop for young professionals. It helps nurture leaders of tomorrow who believe in social change, equips them with professional skills to excel at work, and last but not least, provides lots of fun with an amazing group of driven and passionate individuals.”

ANNUAL EMERGING LEADERS UNITED CONFERENCE: A DAY DEVOTED TO SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CHANGE

In May, more than 400 young game changers gathered for United Way of Central Maryland’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) Young Professionals Conference. The sixth annual, day-long conference was a sell-out, and featured a series of panels, workshops and presentations based on advancing personal, professional and social change.