Emerging Leaders Mentoring (ELM) supports diverse aspiring professionals by connecting them with community and industry leaders throughout the Portland area for professional guidance and network creation.

This initiative is funded by a grant from Worksystems.

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For Mentees

The job hunting process can be daunting, and once you've finally landed the job, there are always more hurdles to face. But what if you could learn from someone who's been there before you? Finding a career mentor through ELM can help you gain valuable skills to launch your career with confidence. Mentees must be actively enrolled in TechRise PDX or NW Promise and referred by their career coach to participate.


For Mentors

Join ELM to impact an aspiring professional's career. Not only can you help an individual who needs a hand navigating a challenging moment in their lives, but it's an opportunity to give back to the community, making Portland a more equitable city in the process. We are seeking professionals with at least one year of work experience in a technology position or a healthcare position.