Mission Statement + Vision

Our Mission


To provide connections, opportunities and a platform for young, professional minorities who have a passion for their community and careers.

    Our Vision


    A thriving, diverse and collaborative group of minority professionals who have made a lasting impact on our peers and throughout the community of Sarasota.


    Emerge Sarasota is a 501c(3) non-profit organization designed to connect like-minded, young professional minorities in the area. Emerge will provide young professionals—ages 25-40— with educational, professional and personal development opportunities all while building lasting relationships with members and the local community. 

    Emerge aims to:

    • CONNECT members to established leaders/organizations in the city and identify other emerging leaders
    • BUILD members’ leadership skills and careers through a number of different professional events, community involvement, and volunteer opportunities
    • INSPIRE members (and the community) to share their lives, talents, passions and skills with one another
    •  ENRICH the unique community we all share through partnership