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EMERGE Serves 2023

EMERGE Serves is a program designed to provide comprehensive training for young professionals interested in community service. This 15-hour course will detail the fundamentals of effective board service. Program instructors are well-respected community leaders and non-profit agency directors from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.


To ensure the best possible learning experience class size will be limited to no more than twenty participants. The program is only open to members of EMERGE Lakeland.

Future Service

EMERGE Serves graduates will be asked during the last program to complete Service Resumes that detail life and work experiences and community service areas of interest. These resumes will be used to match agencies and volunteers for board service opportunities.


Interested in participating in EMERGE Serves Class XIII? Complete the application and email to Cherish Nicole, our Volunteer Committee Chair.


Click the button below to download the application.


Participants will be asked to commit to six Tuesdays in August and September of 2022 (Tuesday August 2, Tuesday August 9, Tuesday August 16, Tuesday August 23, Tuesday August 30 and Tuesday September 6).

Classes are about 2-2.5 hours long. Doors open at 4:30 PM, dinner is served at 4:45 PM and the presentation begins at 5:00 PM. It is important that you show up on time as to not miss any valuable content and disrupt the speaker(s).



EMERGE Serves gives you the opportunity to learn from and connect with successful leaders in Lakeland.



Along with your fellow classmates, you will be exposed to all of the exciting aspects of board service, and how to be an effective board member.



Upon completing EMERGE Serves, you will be placed within a selection pool of graduates and considered to serve causes that you care about.

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