It’s true! The Young Professionals movement is growing rapidly as
our region’s future leaders come together to help influence and
improve our communities. Now, more than ever is the time to stand
out. United Way Emerging Leaders take action to lead the movement
and make a direct impact to your local community so you don’t get
lost in the crowd.
The Emerging Leaders White Party was a huge success! Thank you to
everyone who attended – with your support we were able to provide
a brand new bundle of books for 239kids in United Way’s STAR Readers project. Wow!
We accomplished this in just one night – demonstrating that
together, young professionals are making an impact in our
December 13, 2013Deseanae BluiettIntel Corporation
In November, United Way’s Emerging Leaders volunteered at
#NoExcuses, a United WayFit Kid’s event. Thanks to great timing and bit of
serendipity, we were able to recruit NBC’s The Biggest Loser
Coach Dolvett Quince to
lead the event.
We did it! Thank you to everyone who donated to our Holiday Gift
and Stocking Drive – we hit our goal and will be able to provide
gifts and stockings to 275 local foster youth this holiday
Each year, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy
collects holiday gifts and stockings for foster youth. This year,
Women in Philanthropy is teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to hit our biggest goals to date!
This year, CAI-CNC went above and beyond by donating 40 stockings
and over 43 gifts to our Holiday Gift and Stocking Drive. The
stockings benefited foster teens in United
Way’s $en$e-Ability project and the gifts benefited foster
children through Sacramento County’s Gifts From the Heart
On April 9th, members of the United Way Emerging
Leaders went to the Health Education Council site of the
United Way Fit Kids project. Volunteers took a tour of the Grant
High School garden and demonstration kitchen before helping high
school students lead activities with a group of elementary school
age Fit Kids who were on a field trip to visit the garden and
United Way’s Emerging Leaders hosted a Networking Happy Hour on
Thursday at LowBrau in Sacramento. Young
professionals had a chance to connect and mingle with
other community minded young professionals and have some fun at
the same time.
During the month of February, Emerging
Leaders participated in two volunteer opportunities. Thank
you to the volunteers from Emerging Leaders who helped with the
First, several members went to the Health Education Council site
of the United Way Fit Kids program. Volunteers took a tour of the
Grant High School garden and demonstration kitchen before helping
high school students lead activities with a group of elementary
school age Fit Kids who were on a field trip to visit the garden.
United Way’s Emerging Leaders got social with a purpose for
a Holiday Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, December 12 at Pour
House in Sacramento. In the spirit of the holidays, Emerging
Leaders donated over 45 unwrapped toys to benefit the children
and families at St.
John’s Shelter for Women and Children, a United Way certified
A big thanks to Emerging Leaders for their generosity!
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Emerging Leaders Cocktail
Information Night on October 18th at The Red Rabbit Kitchen +
Bar. Thanks to the generosity of the young professionals in
attendance, over 115 school supply items were donated to help
support our local schools!
Attendees networked, learned about the Emerging Leaders program
and how young professionals in our community can make a big
United Way Emerging Leaders hosted Bowl for a Cause at Capitol
Bowl on May 17. The night of bowling, fun and good people
was an effort to gain awareness about the United Way Fit
Kids project. Emerging Leaders hopes to host similar additional
events in the future.
On November 10, 2011 more than 90 guests enjoyed a mix of drinks, appetizers, networking and ballet at United Way’s Emerging Leaders Fall Event at Lounge ON20. Guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with United Way’s Emerging Leaders and other young professionals. The evening was complete with a sneak peak of “The Nutcracker” by Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet.
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