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 up-and-coming Bostonians to fight for worthy causes in our community. Make summer learning fun for kids, impact youth as a mentor, or “Fight United” at our annual fundraiser to benefit students in our Youth Venture entrepreneurship program!

Fight united

When we Fight United, everyone wins. By supporting United Way’s Annual Fight United event you get access to a day of high-intensity training at George Foreman III’s local boxing gym and fitness center, EverybodyFights. All funds raised benefit United Way’s tireless work fighting for the educational success of youth in our community.

Membership levels & PerkS


Are you in the Venture Capital industry? Our Private Equity/Venture Capital Associate Council leverages their analytical expertise and old-fashioned brawn to take on volunteer projects throughout our community. In between, they have been known to play high-stakes games of Cornhole. Learn more.

To get involved with Emerging Leaders, email Dahlia Cox.