Emerging Leaders


The mission of the Emerging Leaders of the Lower Eastern Shore is to promote and encourage the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among young professionals in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. Our efforts are focused on Lower Eastern Shore’s children and youth. It is our belief that the best way to invest in the future of Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties is to invest in our youngest residents.

We’re all about making positive and long-lasting change on the Eastern Shore. Through professional development, educational opportunities, volunteerism and networking events, this Emerging Leaders group has the end goal to change the odds for families and communities by advancing education, housing, employment and health.  

For more information on how to become an Emerging Leader, contact Ryan Jackson: ryan@uwles.org

The Christmas in July event is brought to you by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Emerging Leaders in partnership with the Ocean City Young Professionals and Ocean Pines Young Professionals.  

A great opportunity to network with local young professionals while catching a Shorebirds game and creating an impact for families on the Lower Eastern Shore!

Thank you to the Delmarva Shorebirds, to all our Young Professionals friends and everyone who came out on July 7, 2022!

Xmas in July 2022

United Way Emerging Thanksgiving

United Way Emerging Christmas