United Way’s young leaders are tomorrow’s philanthropists and community leaders.

YLU-Logo_2015Open to those 40 and under, Young Leaders United harnesses the energy of young professionals who want to impact lives and create a better community for all. Members are encouraged to volunteer 24 hours annually in the community, enjoy exclusive leadership development, social networking opportunities and hands on ways to make a difference.

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“Young Leaders United enriches me to become a better community leader by engaging with others collaboratively to make positive and real impacts in our community.”

-Melissa Martin, Forsyth County Chair, Young Leaders United

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2017 Professional Development  

Young Leaders United provides exclusive community leadership and professional development opportunities! One way we do this is through our “Lunch With Leaders” series. United Way and corporate chapters of YLU generously host professional development luncheons with leaders from various companies and non-profits in our community. FREE LUNCH provided!


When: October 25, 2017 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: Inmar- 635 Vine St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Who: Rob Zomok

Inmar is excited to host October’s Lunch with Leaders featuring Rob Zomok, President of Supply Chain for Inmar on Wednesday, October 25th. Zomok will be focusing on the topic of food insecuritues within our community.

Rob is President of Inmar’s Supply Chain. He joined Inmar in this role in January 2016. Rob brings tremendous global supply chain leadership experience to Inmar. During his 20-year career, he has gained a reputation for making significant domestic and international supply chain operational improvements for companies such as Hershey, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Meguiar’s. He also served as Lead Faculty Area Chair for the University of Phoenix School of Business, where he taught graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses in management theory, strategic planning, economics and organizational behavior. Rob was Senior Director of Client Solutions and Analytics, and Director of Operations for the Northeast Region for Inmar.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with Distinction and an MBA from Penn State University.

To RSVP, email us: young.leaders@uwforsyth.org



Looking To Volunteer? 

YLU with be partnering with Samaritan Ministries for a drop in community volunteer fair on November 7th from 7:30-8:30 am. Please join us to learn about how YLU members can get involved in helping with Samaritan Ministries’ mission to provide food, shelter and hope to those experiencing homelessness. For more information about Samaritan Ministries, visit their website: www.samaritanforsyth.org/


Point in Time Homeless Count @ Samaritan Ministries
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 12:00 am
Point in Time Homeless Count @ Samaritan Ministries | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States

The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Continuum of Care, helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on January 31, 2018 in
Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 8pm-12am and 1am-4am. Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of individual tissue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, and plastic utensils.

Volunteers will assemble at Samaritan Ministries 414 E NW Blvd, W-S, NC

For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Kathleen
Wiener at Kathleen.Wiener@uwforsyth.org or 336.721.9378.

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