Young Leaders

Working as one to improve the lives of many
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Who We Are

Young Leaders are professionals in their twenties and thirties who want to work to make our community better through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy with United Way of Greater Cleveland. 

Our Community Commitment

We commit ourselves by working together to eliminate the income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland.  This commitment is aligned with two impact areas, education and health.  Young Leaders are passionate and committed to mobilizing young professionals to engage in giving, advocating and volunteering for meaningful projects where we can make a difference and see the outcomes of our efforts.  Young Leaders fund, partner and participate in providing activities such as:

  • Summer learning programs
  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • Positive and creative activities
  • Achievement motivational programs such as educational field trips, opportunities to serve others and special parent/child events

Young Leaders Benefits and Opportunities

Young Leaders are given the opportunity to make an impact in the Greater Cleveland community through the following opportunities:

  • Volunteer in Days of Caring within the Young Leaders community commitment
  • Network with a diverse group of young professionals
  • Attend quarterly Speaker Series, where many of our community’s most prominent leaders share their secrets for success and insights about balancing their professional demands with a fulfilling personal life
  • Meet corporate and community leaders as well as other young professionals that will help you grow both professionally and in philanthropy
United Way Young Leaders 2015 Events

The Young Leaders annual Fall Ball: Uniquely Cleveland was nominated for the 2014 Corporate Event of the Year (Fundraiser, with less than $50,000 planning budget) at the eighth-annual Connectors Choice Awards presented by Cleveland Business Connects magazine. Young Leaders host the annual Fall Ball gala each October, raising funds for United Way initiatives.  Learn more about last year’s Fall Ball.


Our Corporate Chapters
Corporate Chapters expand the footprint of United Way Young Leaders by instilling those core values into the culture of your workplace in the Greater Cleveland community. Check out what the Corporate Chapters have been up to.

We Want You
Join more than 2,000 active Young Leaders in the Greater Cleveland community.  By signing up to be a Young Leader you will receive the Young Leader newsletter, invitations to events and opportunities to volunteer within the community. Help us make a difference.

Sign up to be a Young Leader

If you would like more information, or to find out how you or your organization can become more involved in Young Leaders, please contact your United Way representative or email