Emerging Leaders United

Cultivating young leaders today to advance the community tomorrow

Young professionals can change the world!

2018 Young Professionals Conference

Fri, May 11, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Join 400 young, local professionals for a full day of networking, panels, presentations, workshops and more, capped off with a mix & mingle cocktail hour.

This conference combines professional development with ways to make meaningful change in your community.

ELU members: $100
Non-members: $150
Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch.

Register here.

Not an ELU member? Make the commitment to yourself and your community and join now—and take advantage of the conference savings, too! Join ELU here.

For more information, contact Jeremy Rosendale at

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.



Dr. Seuss Reading Day

Mar 2, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Various schools in central Maryland

Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the impact he’s made on early reading. As a volunteer, you’ll engage young students at a local school by reading The Cat In The Hat and conducting a fun activity to 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

Brian Scott

Brian Scott

Neighborhood: Mt Vernon
Workplace: Sascha’s Catering
Title/Position: Director of Events / Events Coordinator

“When I moved to Baltimore for work I wanted to really make an impact in my neighborhood and my community. I found ELU and I knew it was the perfect fit for me.”


Last Spring, 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.