Emerging Leaders (EL)

Join the Emerging Leaders of United Way of Lake County

Our Mission

The Emerging Leaders of United Way of Lake County seek to be catalyst for change in the lives of Lake County youth through leadership, advocacy, knowledge and education in order to facilitate positive behaviors that will create tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, click here to see and/or print a copy of our brochure.  A list of current leaders and committee members can be found here

Join us! Click here and register to become an Emerging Leader now! The membership fee is $50 per year.


Young Professionals - Get Connected. Stay Connected.

We work to instill positive behaviors among Lake County's youth that will create tomorrow’s leaders. We also seek to develop, connect and empower young professionals by providing the perfect blend of opportunities. This includes offering our members a mix of professional development opportunities, networking and social activities, and volunteer opportunities to engage and unite Lake County’s best and brightest.  
Join us and start connecting and building relationships today! Here are just a few ways to get involved:


Networking Events

We offer a variety of networking events throughout the year and welcome you to attend. Current events can be found on our Facebook page, so please follow us for updates.

Attend Our Professional Development Speaker Series “Get Ahead by Giving Back"
The Emerging Leaders of United Way of Lake County hosts professional development opportunities such as our “Get Ahead By Giving Back” Speaker Series throughout the year. Our speaker series are held at local establishments and provide a great way to be inspired and learn from local professionals and leaders in the community, and network with likeminded young professionals in a fun, relaxed environment. Each gathering focuses on a facet of our work at UWLC. For example, during the holiday months, we collect food for our “Feed Lake County” drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods as the “entry fee” to our social. Past speakers have included:

1. Gabe Rhoads, General Manager of Consumer Engineer Lubricants, The Lubrizol Corporation

2. John Gadd, President & Founder, Hot Cards

3. Zulma Zabala, JD, MPA, CEO of East End Neighborhood House 

4. Tiger Laverde, Kirtland High School Football Coach & State Champion


Our Emerging Leaders offer numerous volunteer opportunities that are well suited to our thriving young professional community. Registered members of Emerging Leaders are asked to volunteer 25 hours annually. We offer extensive options for all interests including: Community wide annual Day of Caring project, Feed Lake County Food Drive, mentorship programs, Evaluation & Investment Panel (an in depth look and opportunity to make funding decisions), holiday food collection and distribution, direct Youth United Way program, serve lunch at Salvation Army, gift wrapping for the community, local car washes, teaming up with Red Cross to install smoke alarms, partnering with local school to distribute food, assisting with various community holidays events, and much more! Contact us today to find out more about how you can get connected.

Emerging Leaders Brochure (formerly Young Leaders)

Click here or below to view and print a full copy of the brochure



Check this page for updates, or LIKE the United Way of Lake County Facebook Young Leaders page!