Emerging Leaders Council


The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) of My Friend’s Place is a passionate group of more than 120 young professionals and community members dedicated to advancing the mission of My Friend’s Place to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. The ELC supports My Friend’s Place through unique volunteer opportunities, fundraising and exciting social events, while playing a vital role in furthering the conversation about ending youth homelessness.

Emerging Leaders Council membership benefits include:

  • Free admission to exclusive ELC networking and social events
  • Throw the annual My Friend’s Place Prom for our young people
  • Opportunities to network with other socially conscious young professionals in the community
  • Invitations to participate in monthly ELC volunteer and service opportunities
  • Discounted admission to My Friend’s Place events
  • Opportunities to play a leadership role in ELC events and projects

Your annual contribution of $120—just $10 a month—will have significant impact for the homeless youth at My Friend’s Place. Your contribution supports services such as:

  • One month’s worth of food for a homeless young person
  • Diapers and formula for a new mother
  • School supplies for five youth experiencing homelessness

Membership is open to exceptional community members who support the mission of My Friend’s Place to serve homeless youth, and commit to a monthly contribution of $10 or more. Upcoming ELC events include:

    • New Year’s Eve Party with MFP Youth: December 31
    • Community Service Evening: January 30, 6-8 p.m.
    • Drag Queen Bingo: February 27
    • Community Service Evening: March 27, 6-8 p.m.
    • Spring Fling (My Friend’s Place Prom): May/June 2019
    • ELC Summer BBQ with the Youth of MFP: July 2019

Ready to join this dynamic new group of young professionals helping My Friend’s Place end youth homelessness?

Please e-mail Rachel Sanchez at [email protected], call (323) 908-0011 x 109 for more information. And be sure to visit and “Like” our Facebook page for the latest information on the Emerging Leaders Council!