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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.

United we fight. United we win.Watch a video about our work.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Stone Soup with Families Living United

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.

Bel Air United Methodist Church 21 Linwood Avenue Bel Air, MD 21014

Together, we can work to end hunger in Baltimore City. Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need. LEARN MORE »

United Way’s 2018 Women’s Forum

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Morgan State University Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom 1700 E Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

Spend the afternoon of March 22 with United Way as our Women United membership group hosts this signature event that convenes, connects, and celebrates dynamic business and community leaders. LEARN MORE »

ELU Member of the Month

Ashley Johnson with ELU

Ashley Johnson

Neighborhood: Anne Arundel County
Workplace: Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Title/Position: Supervisor

“My favorite ELU event is the annual conference. I love the amount of knowledge that is shared in the different workgroups as well as the opportunity to meet others like myself who want to do well for our community.”

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.