Welcome to the new website for the United Way California Capital Region’s Young Leaders Society (YLS)!

YLS aspires to be the leading philanthropic group of young professionals in the Sacramento region; we are a network of driven, civic-minded young professionals who are passionate about positively impacting our community through philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism. Together we have built houses, spruced up the local YMCA, raised money to support United Way’s Square One Project, and had fun while doing it. We are so excited to add you to our ranks.

We are confident that you will enjoy being a part of the next generation of leaders in our community. Over the coming year, we hope to provide you with opportunities for long-term relationship building, professional development, and community engagement. However, as with most things in life, you get what you give.

Robert Kennedy once said, “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” I look forward to working with you to change a small portion of events here in Sacramento. I am confident that, by working together, we can write a hopeful, inclusive, and prosperous history for our community.


Alison Leary

Chair, YLS Leadership Council

Get Involved

The California Capital Region United Way Young Leaders Society provides networking, volunteering and leadership development opportunities who live or work in and around our area.

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Self-Care in 2020

Stress is so prevalent in our culture that in the early 2000s the term “toxic stress” was coined by a Harvard pediatrician to acknowledge the damaging effects of long term, excessive stress. In fact, despite our country’s wealth we fare poorly, compared to European and Scandinavian countries, in terms of social equality which is a huge factor in national levels of toxic stress.

YLS Remix 2020 Speaker Series Event

YLS Remix 2020 Speaker Series Event

YLS Remix 2020 Speaker Series Event Save the Dates: Oct 6 - Oct 27 - Nov 17 The challenges of 2020 have tested our community’s creativity and resilience. As we work remotely or differently in light of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important that young professionals...

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