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Emerging Leaders

Our members are the next generation of community changemakers. We are a group of up-and-coming professionals uniting to amplify impact while growing our careers. As part of this community, you will have the opportunity to network with new people, expand your leadership skills and get involved with community issues you care most about.

Issues We’re Addressing

1 in 4

of people in the Greater Twin Cities can’t afford to meet their basic needs


of our neighbors report staying in shelters or on the street


Children who experience poverty are 36% less likely to retain consistent employment


jobs will go unfilled by 2024 due to workforce gaps

What Emerging Leaders Do

Emerging Leaders are at the forefront of positive community change. We offer a wide range opportunities to learn more about community issues and get involved in ways that meet our members’ individual passions, schedules, and personal goals.

Through these opportunities, members become deeply aware of how they can affect change in our community. They merge their professional talents and personal ambitions to become agents of change as volunteers, active citizens and nonprofit board members.

Our Progress to Date

$1 Million +

per year is invested to help lift people out of poverty in our local community

Giving Level: $500 Annually

How to Become an Emerging Leader

Join Emerging Leaders by making a gift today or by designating to Emerging Leaders during the United Way campaign at your workplace.

How You Can Make an Impact

When you join Emerging Leaders, you’ll connect with changemaking professionals at all levels through networking events and have the opportunity to develop unique leadership skills. You can also give back by participating in local volunteer projects that make a meaningful impact in our community.

  • Network with other like-minded professionals.
  • Advocate for issues that matter to you.
  • Develop new skills and connections.
  • Participate in meaningful volunteer projects serving local families.
  • Empower your colleagues by hosting a learning session.
  • Make a lasting impact in our community.

Events and Updates

988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline call specialist answering call

How United Way’s 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline is Helping People Move from Pain to Possibilities

September 1, 2022
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Jane, an immigrant farmer, in her field

From Basic Needs to Justice: Cultivating a Thriving Food System

August 29, 2022
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Growing Economic Opportunity By Supporting Healthier Food Systems

August 17, 2022
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