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Are You an Emerging Leader?


Emerging Leaders are passionate, young changemakers from a variety of fields who are working to create a more equitable Philadelphia. The Emerging Leaders program is a component of PLA's Just Philly initiative, which brings together passionate community members and young leaders dedicated to creating a more just Philadelphia. The Emerging Leaders program provides young Philadelphians the opportunity to meet like-minded peers, learn about key issues affecting low-income Philadelphians, develop leadership skills, and brainstorm collaborative strategies for community impact.

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Are you an Emerging Leader? Fill out the interest form to join us today!

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Management Skills Virtual Workshop

Join Kim Takacs, PLA Board Member and VP, Senior Managing Counsel, Global Corporate Transactions at Chubb, for a virtual workshop on how to develop and showcase your management skills to level up your career. November, Date and Time TBD.


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On August 29th, 2022 our Emerging Leaders helped prepare nutritious meals for MANNA's clients and then played quizzo with the Young Friends of MANNA.

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Emerging Leaders Launch Event: Legal Aid Trivia Night!

On May 12th, 2022, an incredible panel shared how PLA and MANNA are working to improve community health, and then we had a blast playing legal aid quizzo. 

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Emerging Leaders Soft Launch Event

On April 14th, 2022 the Emerging Leaders hosted a soft launch event in the garden at Franny Lou's Porch for young leaders to learn about PLA.