Jul 25, 2016
by Megan Shadrach, Associate, Affinity and Engagement, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Being a young professional and working with a large network of young professionals across Cleveland can be an empowering experience. Young professionals have the curiosity to create positive change and think innovatively to help advance the work place and their community. Millennials are often thought to be know-it-alls, but I beg to differ. From my experience, Millennials are the exact opposite. We know that we don't know everything, but we aren't afraid to try something new and switch things up to make improvements.
Like many growing cities, Cleveland is overflowing with young professionals who are eager to make their community a better, stronger, well-rounded community to live in. The United Way Young Leaders affinity group focuses its work on minimizing the low-income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland. This group of young professionals works to identify and create opportunities for other emerging leaders to get their hands dirty, raise funds for the community and meet other likeminded individuals.
Being a young professional in this group has taught me quite a bit. Here are six key things I've learned along the way:
As the city continues to develop in 2016, we have many generations to thank. The young professionals in Cleveland cannot be overlooked as contributing to the impact our city and community is experiencing. Cleveland is lucky to have such passionate, energetic and innovative individuals working to make a difference here each day and I'm happy to be one of them!
Our Young Leaders group is in full swing with a packed calendar of volunteer opportunities and special events. Interested in learning more or stepping up for the community? Sign up here.
By: Megan Shadrach, Associate, Affinity and Engagement, United Way of Greater Cleveland