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Leaders Driven to Make a Difference
Join Emerging Leaders

Do you want to make a difference?! Then start here.

If you’re a passionate professional who is interested in volunteerism, advocacy or philanthropy, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Emerging Leaders is the group for you.

Our Goal

 By supporting the JAG Nebraska program, we aim to help provide in-school support for students so they are set up for success in the classroom and the workplace. 

Our Annual Impact

600 + 


$800,000 +

donated back to the community

Why Engage?

When you identify as an Emerging Leader and make a gift of $250 or more to UWM, you'll...
Stay Informed

Learn about the issues that confront students in our metro area and how you can help.

Get Connected

Join a network of change-makers who share your goals and successes.

Make an Impact

Give back to the community by participating in fundraising and volunteer opportunities that make a big difference in students’ lives.

Gain Access

Receive invites to professional development training opportunities and special events.

The Importance of JAG NE

A physical or mental health diagnosis. A difficult situation at home. A lack of transportation or internet access. We know thousands of students are facing these challenges – and more – making it harder for them to succeed in a traditional classroom. 

To help these students achieve a bright future, JAG Nebraska utilizes a programming model developed by the national Jobs for America’s Graduates organization. The programming is conducted on-site at schools during school hours, and it helps students develop their skillsets and overcome hurdles so they can succeed in the classroom and the future workplace. 

Join the Action

Help JAG Nebraska students succeed in school and the workplace by participating in our events.
Quarterly Conversations
Join us to hear from community leaders about the impact of JAG Nebraska and network with change makers at Quarterly Conversations! 
“Golf for Grads” Golf Tournament

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at Tara Hills Golf Course. Golfers receive 18 holes of play, a cart, drinks, dinner and the opportunity to win pin prizes. 

JAG NE Fundraisers

Every year we find fun ways to raise money to support our initiative and engage our community around local philanthropic efforts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Members help students grow their professional skills by engaging in a variety of  volunteer opportunities including a mentorship program with JAG Nebraska students.

UWM Signature Volunteer Opportunities

Join us as we participate in UWM’s community-wide signature volunteer events, Shine Bright and Day of Caring. 

How to Get Involved

For more information or to express interest in getting involved, please contact emergingleaders@uwmidlands.org.

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Join Emerging Leaders

Make a gift of $250 today through our donation form.

Does your company run a United Way campaign?

You can donate $250 and check the Emerging Leaders box when you fill out the electronic or paper pledge form to join us! 

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