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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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ELU & Young Professionals Network of Howard County Networking Event

Nov 1, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

Recharge/HoCo CrossFit 5136 Dorsey Hall Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042

Join Emerging Leaders United (ELU) and the Young Professionals Network of Howard County for an evening of new connections, fun, networking and food and drinks in a cool setting - Recharge/ Hoco CrossFit in Ellicott City. 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 »

Stone Soup with Families Living United

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

Our Daily Bread 725 Fallsway Baltimore, MD 21202

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 »

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.