Lead United

Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Build a United Tri-County


We'll connect you to like-minded people who want to make a difference in our community

Lead United is a comprehensive community leadership and nonprofit board development program of Trident United Way. The purpose of Lead United is to equip participants with necessary skills to serve on a nonprofit board of directors. This six week program focuses on educating professionals and skill-building for board-level service opportunities. Additionally, participants will increase their understanding of community challenges for deeper engagement. During the program, participants will hear from content experts at Trident United Way and a myriad of community partners and current nonprofit board members.

Lead United is held in partnership with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Spring 2022 Graduating Class


Fall 2021 Graduating Class

Benefits of the Program

Our commitment to you is that you will walk away from this experience with more insight into the issues affecting the Tri-County region, and prepared to serve on a nonprofit board as well as learning about and developing new parts of your own leadership skill set. Lead United Participants completing five or more sessions will also receive a certificate of completion.



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Getting Started

Applications for the Fall 2022 Class are open now through July 29, 2022.

  • Fall Class Dates

August 25, 2022 - September 29, 2022

  • Time Commitment

Six 2-hour sessions will be held in-person at the Trident United Way Offices on Thursdays from 8-10am

6296 Rivers Avenue, Ste. 200, North Charleston, SC 29406

  • Application submissions

Accepted applicants will be notified by Friday, August 5th.

  • Cost for Class

$400 payable by check or credit card prior to the first class date.



Contact Amanda Sito, Director of Strategic Volunteer Engagement by email asito@tuw.org to learn more.