YLU Speaker Series with Kamau Murray

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) held a virtual Speaker Series on Sept. 30, 2021 featuring Kamau Murray, founder and CEO of XS Tennis and Educational Foundation (XSTEF).

Affinity Group Outdoor Happy Hour & Networking Event

Join United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United (WU) and Young Leaders United (YLU) for an end of summer happy hour and networking event on August 31!

The Price We All Pay for Racism: A conversation with NY Times Bestselling Author Heather McGhee

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, join United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Illinois for an important conversation with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

YLU Speaker Series – The Changing Face of Philanthropy

A special thank you to our featured speakers: John Schippman, Executive Producer, Sr. Director of Studio Content at NBC Sports Chicago; Jason Henderson, Community Activist at YMEN; and Lauren Welke, Manager of Corporate Engagement Programs at United Way of Metro Chicago. We appreciate the insightful conversation on new and emerging trends in the philanthropic landscape.

IGNITE 2021: A Virtual Dessert Party

You’re invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

YLU Speaker Series – Aligning Your Personal and Professional Development

Young Leaders United held a virtual Speaker Series event on Wednesday, January 27 that featured Kim Bors, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Dover Corporation, Dr. Benjamin Ritter, Founder Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting. The speakers led an insightful conversation and provided tips on aligning personal and professional goals.

YLU Speaker Series – Food Insecurity

Young Leaders United held a virtual Speaker Series event on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 that featured a panel of subject matter experts leading a conversation on the impact hunger has on a national and local level.

YLU Speaker Series with Rey Martinez

Thank you to those that were able to attend our first Young Leaders United Speaker Series with Rey Martinez at the Alzheimer’s Association on September 29.

IGNITE 2020

IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing , hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way’s workforce development efforts to provide our neighbors with critical access to job training and placement.

IGNITE 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to dance the night away and celebrate with us on February 22 at The Dalcy. Together, we raised over $90,000 to support United Way’s AmeriCorps Members’ important work driving change in eight of our Neighborhood Network communities