Emerging Leaders

What do you fight for?

The mission of the United Way Emerging Leaders (EL) is to engage, inspire, educate, and empower young professionals in the Greater Boston area to make a difference through volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy. Membership provides many opportunities throughout the year to strengthen personal professional connections, learn about relevant social issues and participate in on-the-ground volunteerism that promotes change. Emerging Leaders makes it fun and easy for young Bostonians to fight for worthy causes in our community.

Help feed 20,000 families this Thanksgiving!

In Massachusetts today, 1 in 12 people goes hungry. From inflation to income instability resulting from the pandemic, too many families are forced to make difficult financial decisions daily – like the choice between feeding their children or getting them their medication.

For 23 years, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has provided Thanksgiving essentials to families across our region to make sure they’re able to enjoy a homecooked holiday meal with their loved ones.

Last year, working with 48 community agencies and nearly 1,000 volunteers, we distributed 250,000+ pounds of food across 32 distribution sites, serving 20,000 families representing more than 74,000 individuals.


Membership levels & PerkS


To get involved with Emerging Leaders, email the United Way Engagement Team.