Engaging the Next Generation

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Engaging the Next Generation LogoEngaging the Next Generation​ is a collaborative program that was established in 2008 by Mobile United​ and Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood- District 1​ to showcase nonprofit organizations in the Mobile area and connect them with the innovators of the next generation. In 2019, UWSWA accepted program management and planning in combination with our Emerging Leaders Affinity Group.

United Way Emerging Leaders are tomorrow’s community leaders and philanthropists. United Way gives them the chance to serve, connect, and grow. Membership benefits include invitations to special Emerging Leaders Society only events, special professional development luncheons with community leaders, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and the ability to connect and engage with other professionals who have the same passion and philanthropic drive.

To become a member, individuals ages 21-30, make an annual contribution to United Way of Southwest Alabama of $125, and individuals ages 31-40 contribute an annual donation of $250. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a network of young professionals who share a passion for making a positive impact on our community, please consider joining EL.  Click here for more information.

2021 Engaging the Next Generation Volunteer Fair 

Looking to make a difference in the Mobile Area? The United Way of Southwest Alabama Emerging Leaders presents Engaging the Next Generation Volunteer Fair. UWSWA invites young leaders between the ages of 21 and 40 seeking further involvement in the community. Attendees will be able to speak with agencies to learn about volunteer opportunities and network with their peers. Live entertainment provided by Gabriela Luckie-Merz and Myles Garver. Refreshments provided. You must be 21 to attend.

The ENG Volunteer Fair is Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Innovation Portal (358 St. Louis Street, 36602). Admission is free. Register today at https://ENG-VolunteerFair-2022.eventbrite.com.

Thank you to our sponsors: City of Mobile Department of Parks and Recreation, Mobile County Commission, and United Way Emerging Leaders, and United Way of Southwest Alabama.

Engaging the Next Generation Flyer 2022