The largest convergence of our region’s next generation of young philanthropic and civic-minded individuals.
Presented by United Way Young Leaders Society
ATTEND FREE AS A YLS MEMBER
Members of the Young Leaders Society will have access to this year's virtual event for free. Become a member today and enjoy all the benefits like professional development trainings, speaker events, networking sessions and more.
OCT 29 AT 3P - 5:30P
OCT 30 AT 10A - 12P
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The ENGAGE Young Professionals Leadership Summit is the convergence of our region's influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists ready to fuel creativity and inspire action among young professionals.
Featuring a keynote speaker, a networking session and three carefully curated panel discussions, attendees walk away with real-world, practical knowledge that can transcend any sector.
This year, the Summit offers a virtual experience featuring two half-days of programming. Distinguished speakers will participate in nonpartisan conversations on critical issues regarding public policy solutions in philanthropy, socio-economic inequality, and public health and wellness.
INVESTING IN WELLNESS
Raised in El Paso, Stallworth was the first African American police officer and detective hired by the Colorado Springs Police Department. He also holds the distinction of being the only African American “member” of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
In 2014, Stallworth wrote "Black Klansman" about his undercover experience. The film adaption of the book was called BlacKkKlansman. The film was released in 2018 and won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. Stallworth lives with his second wife, Patsy, in El Paso, TX.
Retired Police Detective
Author of "Black Klansman"
PANEL 1 - INVESTING IN WELLNESS
Themes: workplace mental wellness, nutrition, fitness, general health awareness
Many effects of the pandemic can be seen in tangible ways, whether through higher levels of unemployment or constant reminders of social distancing, but other effects may be hidden within. Learn from mental health and wellness experts how the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the community’s mental well-being and overall social, emotional, and physical wellness.
PANEL 2 - BREAKING BARRIERS
Themes: poverty, race, education, immigration, wealth distribution
The pandemic has unveiled systemic shortfalls around socio-economic inequality built around race, class, gender, values, and beliefs. Explore how our bi-national community is mobilizing to foster equality and economic progress in a way that meets the needs of borderland residents. Listen to experts take a deep dive into how communities can work together to offer support, and keep institutions accountable in the current circumstances.
PANEL 3 - APPLAUDING RESILIENCE
Themes: philanthropy, immigration crisis, August 3rd, Covid-19
The borderplex region, much like the rest of our country, has not been spared by the magnitude of hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Still, there is much to celebrate as organizations continue working to protect residents who face increased risks during this period of uncertainty. This session will unpack the different initiatives that are helping our region thrive and ways that nonprofit organizations have been able to remain resilient in times of economic hardship.