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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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Emerging Leaders United Holiday Village ‘Shop-a-Thon’

Dec 6, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.

Target (Canton Crossing) 3599 Boston Street Baltimore, MD

Join other young professionals for a 'Shop-a-thon' at Target to purchase for gifts from the wish lists of children in need that will be distributed at the ELU Holiday Village Celebration Dinner. LEARN MORE »

Emerging Leaders United Holiday Village ‘Wrap & Chat’

Dec 6, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

The Porter Brewers Hill 3700 Toone Street Baltimore, MD 21224

Join other young professionals a to wrap gifts from the wish lists of children in need and prepare stockings that will be distributed at our Holiday Village Celebration Dinner. LEARN MORE »

Jingle and Mingle with United Way Memberships Groups

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley 245 Shawan Road Cockeysville, MD 21031

Come help fill stockings for students and families enrolled in United Way programs while reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. United Way's first-ever Jingle and Mingle event is for members of Emerging Leaders United, Women United, Leaders LEARN MORE »

ELU Member of the Month

Bryan Saxton

Bryan Saxton

Neighborhood: Catonsville (Life is Great in 21228!)
Workplace:
The Chase Law Group, LLC
Title/Position: 
Member/Attorney

“The most important role for young professionals is to connect with their peers to be a force for good. There are a lot of people trying to make a difference out there, and United Way has empirical evidence to back up the work they do.”

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.