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.


“Living and working in a city, I see homelessness on display every day. It’s a major issue in our world today, and St. Francis House is a well-conceived organization that combats this issue the correct way – offering food, clothing, affordable housing, mentorship, and providing avenues for securing employment and in some cases, higher education. This is the type of help that can end someone’s homelessness permanently. Joining the Emerging Leaders group has allowed me to contribute to this cause and have a meaningful impact. It’s also a great opportunity to make connections with other young professionals in the Boston area. If you’re looking to make a difference in society and meet new people, joining the Emerging Leaders group is a fun way to begin doing so.” – Sean, Emerging Leader at St. Francis House

Emerging Leaders FY19

  • Networking: Planning/Attending fun social events to raise awareness around homelessness and the services St. Francis House provides
  • Donating: Give-as-you can annual donation of $200
  • Volunteering: 2-3 service days
  • Advocating: Bringing attention to bills that support St. Francis House
  • Invitation to fun social events & the annual Founder’s Society Appreciation Event
  • Experience in the non-profit world
  • Become part of our volunteering family at St. Francis House
  • Increase awareness of St. Francis House in the community as a proud representative in your own personal and professional networks
  • Meeting like-minded young professionals
  • Coffee with President & CEO Karen LaFrazia