The Emerging Leaders are a group of young professionals in Greater Boston who are rising stars in their fields, and strive to make social responsibility inspiring, thought-provoking, and fun! They are committed to engaging their peers in philanthropy and volunteerism and give $200 or more each year to support the life-saving mission of St. Francis House.


“For me volunteering at St. Francis House is a humbling privilege. The guests here are so appreciative of the volunteers and staff, that I always leave feeling as though I received far more from the men and women than I was able to give to them.” – Kellie

Emerging Leaders Group Meeting
Emerging Leaders Group Meeting

Emerging Leaders on the Shooze Cruise
Emerging Leaders on the Shooze Cruise

Emerging Leaders Volunteering
Emerging Leaders Volunteering

Together, the Emerging Leaders build a sense of community, increasing awareness about homelessness, and assisting the guests of St. Francis House as they rebuild their lives. The group works together to plan and promote signature events, and to help raise funds through those events. They also participate through:

  • Networking
  • Donating
  • Volunteering
  • Advocating
  • Lunch with a St. Francis House Board Member
  • Invitation to the Founder’s Society Appreciation Event
  • Coffee with Executive Director Karen LaFrazia
  • Recognition on this website and in our newsletter
  • Meeting like-minded young professionals
  • A letter commending your philanthropic efforts, sent to the CEO of your company, or to the manager of your choice

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Please email us to learn more or to receive occasional updates on events and activities, such as Race to the Finish Line and the holiday gift drive for residents of our Next Step program.