We Help People. And We Can’t Do It Alone.

The Young Leaders Circle is the young professionals’ affinity group of UWRI. YLC builds a strong network of leaders, doers, and influencers.

Here’s a special message from our current Chair Jocelyn Kelly:

Welcome to the Young Leaders Circle (YLC) at United Way of Rhode Island. As Chair, I’m so pleased you have visited our website to learn more about YLC. Please feel free to check out our website and our Facebook page to learn more about us.

As a bit of background on our team and our work, there is a quote by President John F. Kennedy that speaks to YLC’s mission:

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

This is what we do at YLC. We come together to volunteer on projects and try to make a difference. Whether that’s providing eleven children with scholarships to attend summer learning programs or providing six families with emergency funds to keep them from losing their homes last winter, we’re making incremental differences that help our fellow Rhode Islanders.

YLC also helps our members grow professionally in their careers. By attending our Professional Development events and by being a part of the YLC Executive Committee, I’ve developed the confidence to lead. Members of YLC have challenged me to think differently and strategically, to speak up, and to embrace new challenges as they arise.

We also have a lot of fun and laughs along the way. YLC is a group of young, talented people building friendships that will last a lifetime.

I hope you’ll join us.

Jocelyn Kelly
Chair of the Young Leaders Circle

Together, We’ll:

  • Help change the lives of 250,000 lives
  • Tap your potential to lead
  • Strengthen the community through volunteerism


  • Meet new people and expand your network
  • Step up your professional skills
  • Have fun.

Ready to Join Us?

  • Sign up now – no minimum gift required. Or you can contact us directly.
  • YLC members who give between $500 and $999 will receive special recognition as the Skiff Crew.

Carolina CorreaCarolina Correa
Major Gifts Officer and Young Leaders Circle Manager