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Emerging Leaders build hope and community

United Way of King County Emerging Leaders recently volunteered with the Pat Williams Apartments, one of 13 residential buildings operated by Plymouth Housing Group. Plymouth is transforming the lives of more than 1,000 formerly homeless people in Seattle through a “housing first” philosophy. Read Article

Emerging Leaders Make Birthday Dreams Come True

When we think about issues like homelessness and poverty, many of us think about the essential needs – food, shelter and a steady job. And these are incredibly important building blocks toward a stable lifestyle. But homeless children and parents alike also need moments of levity and reminders that they are valued and cared for. Birthday Dreams is a great example of the many organizations in our community who are not only freeing up resources for families in need so they can build better lives, but also inspiring hope. Read Article

Coach Up: The doctor’s orders for the next generation of leaders

How many people can say they have the best job in the world … and really mean it? These were the opening remarks from Dr. Ben Danielson who spoke at an intimate gathering of Emerging Leaders as part of our Speaker Series last night. Dr. Danielson has been the medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic since 1999 and also works at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He serves on the boards of several organizations including United Way of King County, the King County Board of Health, the state’s health exchange board and other philanthropic organizations. Read Article

Connecting to the Breakfast Challenge on a Personal Level

Growing up, I struggled in school and would misbehave often. While I had the unconditional love of my family, we struggled like many other families and not having breakfast was normal. Research now shows us there is a strong correlation between childhood hunger and children struggling in school. Read Article