Young Leaders United


When over half of households in our community are living in poverty or struggling to get by, inaction is not a choice. Young Leaders United (YLU) engages young professionals in United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s work to eradicate poverty and builds socially conscious leaders who fight for change. We unite passionate people to create more equitable communities through advocacy, volunteerism, and giving.


  • Access to a network of like-minded young professionals dedicated to improving their communities
  • Hear from and interact with influential local leaders during exclusive luncheons
  • Participate in unique volunteer opportunities
  • Engage with expert advocates and elected officials through our Public Policy work


Notebooks & Networking

A Young Leaders United Social & Service Project

Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.

Faubourg Brewing Co., 3501 Jourdan Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126



Young Professionals Networking Night

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m.

The Commissary Kitchen & Wetlands Sake, 634 Orange Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join the New Orleans Chamber in collaboration with Young Leaders United, 504ward, Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana, Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals, JNOLA, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors YPN, and Young Leadership Council (YLC) for the Fall Young Professionals Night networking event, hosted by The Commissary Kitchen and Wetlands Sake.



YLU Volunteers at United Way's Family Volunteer Day powered by Entergy

Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-Noon

Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

Kick off the season of giving by volunteering at the United Way Family Volunteer Day powered by Entergy. Join the YLU team to complete painting and landscaping projects at Joe Brown Park.




Sign up to receive information on upcoming YLU events via the form below. Members are encouraged to participate in events regularly throughout the year and help raise funds to support United Way’s fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

For more information on YLU or joining the YLU Steering Committee, contact Mary Johns via email. You can also join our Facebook group.

Special Thanks to YLU Presenting Sponsor