Events to grow & inspire

United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) offers young professionals a year-round calendar featuring exclusive events tailored to the interests of our current and future members. 

Note: Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted our programming and transitioned our events to a virtual setting. 



Meet & Greet

Thurs., Feb 4 at 5:30PM

Via Wonder

Young Leaders Society will host our Meet the Advisory Board Event from 5:30pm to 6:30pm using the wonder app. Members can join us virtually to ask questions, get to know the team behind YLS’s advisory board, and participate in a fun scavenger hunt activity.  Plus, connect with new and other members throughout the evening.


This event is a great opportunity to get together with your fellow YLS members and connect with new people. 


And join us on Instagram in the days leading up to the event to meet some of our members, who will be taking over the YLS Instagram page (@uwylselpaso) to share a day in the life of the advisory board and answer

No upcoming events at the moment

Holiday Gift Drive

November 23 - December 10

While many events are cancelled this year because of pandemic restrictions, we will not let that dampen our joy and motivation to help the most needy in our community!  As you enjoy this holiday season, join your fellow United Way donor network members in contributing to the YLS and RISE Holiday Gift Drive.  


This year, toy and basic need essential donations will benefit children through Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services as well as Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, two agencies supported through the United Way Community Impact Fund.


To participate, simply purchase an item on the wishlist, and have it mailed to the delivery address on file. Your contribution will brighten the day of a young El Pasoan this holiday season!  Thank you for your commitment and happy holidays!



Summer 2020

Spring 2021

The Young Leaders Society Cohort by REALIZE Board Training Program is an initiative to increase the involvement of young professionals on nonprofit governing boards. 


Participants expand their skill set, grow their networks and make the community a better place through a series of board trainings tailored specifically for young professionals. 


Graduates will be provided connections to nonprofits and recognized throughout the El Paso community for their commitment to becoming responsible and successful local leaders. 


Past Events


Spring - Fall 2020

RISE and the Young Leaders Society have teamed up on a new virtual speaker series, Community Matters, to host special conversations allowing you to be informed, current and connected to our community.

Family Fun Registry

Spring 2020

In response to COVID-19, YLS and sister donor network, RISE, joined forces to host donation. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, members supported nonprofit emergency shelters by collecting activities and in-home educational supplies to keep the minds of participants sharp. Items included puzzles, books, board games and more. 



Daniela Lastra

YLS Liaison, United Way

(915) 533-2434 ext. 223 

100 N. Stanton 

Suite 500 

El Paso, TX 79901


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