Rising Leaders is an seven-month long program, sponsored by WNC Bridge Foundation and Carolina Village, designed to develop the next generation of community leaders and board members for Henderson County nonprofit organizations. United Way of Henderson County has created the Rising Leaders program to educate individuals and give them the tools and connections to become key volunteers with our community partners and other nonprofits in Henderson County.

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Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Friday Staffing and Carolina Village, the Rising Leaders Program is free of charge for all participants. Space is limited each year. Graduates are already making a strong impact in our community, as many of them have been recruited to serve on committees, boards of directors and in other key roles of local non-profit organizations. 

2019-20 applications are available for download here

 UWHC Rising Leaders Schedule 2019 20 

For more information on the Rising Leaders Program, please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.