Emerging Leaders

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The United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County (GBACC) Emerging Leaders is the next generation of great civic and business leaders.

Emerging Leaders want to improve the lives of the community by mobilizing the caring power of a future generation of leadership, the young at heart, and fostering and empowering young professionals to make our communities and neighborhoods stronger.

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United Way's Emerging Leaders are a dynamic group, all about making connections – with a purpose.

With Emerging Leaders, you'll have opportunities to give back to the greater Baytown area and Chambers County at events while meeting other ambitious and passionate young professionals.

We are building a stronger, healthier community with a focus on advancing United Way’s basic needs, education, financial stability, and health goals.  Through professional development, educational opportunities, volunteerism, and networking events, the end goal of Emerging Leaders is to make a lasting impact in your community.

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Join Emerging Leaders and lead the charge for change!

Membership Benefits:

  • Unique volunteer opportunities to make a visible and lasting change in greater Baytown and Chambers County
  • Lead panel discussions to create plan of action to address to address needs and gaps in United Way’s focus areas
  • Network with like-minded professionals also looking to actively engage in our community

Membership Criteria:

  • Young professionals ages 22-40
  • Desire to make lasting, positive change in Baytown, Highlands, and Chambers County
  • Donate $250 annually to United Way GBACC (approximately $21 per month) or volunteer 25+ hours annually through Volunteer Connect

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Poverty Simulation Workshop

In 2019, Emerging Leaders developed their Poverty Simulation Workshop, which provides a hands-on opportunity to walk in the shoes of an individual living in or near poverty.  This resource offers students a chance to see the difficult decisions that must be made on a daily and weekly basis by someone with limited resources.  The goal is to build greater understanding among the youth and young adults in our community in regard to individuals and households with limited means.

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Executive Council

Francesca Linder, Executive Chair (City of Baytown)
Emilio Levario, Vice Chair (City of Mont Belvieu)
Stephanie Nunez, Poverty Simulation (Harris County Transit)
Gladys Pryor, Events/Outreach (Love Network of Baytown)
Aaron Thomas, Volunteering (Chambers County)

Support staff: Bethany Stinnett

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