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57 Local Youth Hired as a Result of Plus One Program

United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro partnered again this year to expand summer employment opportunities for local youth with the Plus One program. In its second year, 17 employers hired 57 local youth for summer employment. Research shows there are major benefits of summer employment including gaining work experience and supplementing […]

News & Record Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The goal of this letter is to share facts surrounding the grant-making process for United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG). First, please allow me to provide some context. From 2014 to 2018, UWGG held collaborative discussions with nonprofits and community leaders. These conversations resulted in co-creating a more effective grant making model. Our […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helping Feed Children Over Summer Months

Greensboro, NC (July 3, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Six years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school […]

Celebrating Success: Willie’s Story

“I’ve always had a lot of goals, but I didn’t have the support I needed to accomplish them. Now I have everything I need to change my life thanks to the Family Success Center.” Born and raised in Greensboro, Willie Tatum graduated from high school but struggled to find her footing soon after. Raising four […]

United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Greensboro, NC (June 14, 2019) – On June 12, at its annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro announced new Board and Campaign Chairs and donors voted unanimously to welcome five new members to its board of directors. New board members include: Claudia Cannady, Community Leader Davida Martin, Community Leader Bill Morrisette, Morrisette Paper Company […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces Historic Milestone in Efforts to END Poverty

Greensboro, NC (June 7, 2019) – United Way is pleased to announce a historic milestone in its efforts toward ending poverty, as July will mark the first time all of United Way’s strategic partners have been selected through a new open funding process led by local volunteers. Over the past four years, United Way phased in this new community impact model with […]

United Way Day of Action Promotes Volunteerism in Greensboro

Greensboro, NC (May 2, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and local community organizations, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe volunteer as part of United Way Worldwide’s Day […]

Mona Edwards to be Awarded with Blount Lifetime Achievement Award at United Way Community Speaker Series, May 20

Greensboro, NC (April 25, 2019) – On May 20, during United Way of Greater Greensboro’s annual community speaker series, Mona Edwards will be honored with the Gwendolyn and Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Mona Edwards has dedicated her professional career and life to helping others achieve personal greatness. Edwards is currently the […]

United Way Young Leaders hosting Brunch & Bubbles Featuring Live Music by J. Timber

Greensboro, NC (April 12, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2nd annual Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders will now feature live music by Greensboro legend J. Timber. Timber—who has a mural of himself in downtown Greensboro—will be performing at the event. Known for his soulful voice and heart for life, J. Timber ‘s mix of […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Giving Away New Car at Rice Toyota on April 7

Greensboro, NC (April 3, 2019) – Giving has its perks! As part of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2018 campaign, six donors were randomly selected as semi-finalists for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Camry. On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., all six semi-finalists will attend the final drawing at Rice Toyota, 2630 […]

United Way Offers GSO College Students Impactful Alternative Spring Break

For the second year in a row, United Way of Greater Greensboro provided a free, local alternative spring break to college students. 10 students from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College were selected from a competitive application process to participate in the week. Each day, […]

Ben & Jerry’s Partners with United Way for Free Cone Day April 9

Greensboro, NC (April 1, 2019) – Ben & Jerry’s Friendly Center is partnering with United Way of Greater Greensboro for the fourth year in a row to celebrate “Free Cone Day” on Tuesday, April 9, 12 to 8 p.m. Free Cone Day offers every visitor to Ben & Jerry’s a free ice cream scoop of […]

United Way Promotes Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 8-12

Greensboro, NC (March 28, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and local community organizations, is promoting volunteerism this National Volunteer Week, April 8-12, 2019. All are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get involved. Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up. Opportunities are available for both individuals […]

Beloved Hollywood Actor Ernie Hudson to be Keynote Speaker at United Way’s Community Speakers Series

Greensboro, NC (March 19, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is welcoming Erine Hudson, one of the most sought-after actors of our time, as this year’s keynote for the 2019 Community Speaker Series at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center on Monday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hudson has an impressive, diverse […]

United Way Young Leaders hosting Brunch & Bubbles

Greensboro, NC (March 14, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2nd annual Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders is on Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 pm. at the Revolution Mill Color Works Meeting Space. Over 100 people will attend the event, which features mimosas, shrimp and grits, gourmet waffles and more by Pepper Moon […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Launch ‘Plus 1 Campaign’ Greensboro Youth Employment Mentoring Initiative

Greensboro, NC (February 26, 2019) – Employers throughout the Greensboro community are encouraged to support the ‘Plus 1 Campaign’, an initiative of the Greensboro Youth Employment Mentoring GYEM. This campaign requires employers to commit to add at least one “summer youth employment opportunity” to their workforce this summer. Employers may submit summer job opportunities now through March […]

Six United Way Partners Receive Statewide Spirit Awards 

Greensboro, NC (February 15, 2019) – Six local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners were honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award luncheon on February 13. Guilford County Government was additionally honored with a Best Practice Showcase award. On a yearly basis, United Way of North Carolina recognizes […]

United Way Opens Second Family Success Center

Thanks to your support, our movement to END poverty is growing! United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) made history on Monday, February 4, by opening its second Family Success Center (FSC). The center will operate at The Salvation Army of Greensboro Center of Hope. The FSC model addresses the needs of families living on low incomes by offering bundled services in one accessible location that are tailored […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Draws 5th Car Giveaway Semi-Finalist

Greensboro, NC (February 7, 2019) – Giving has its perks! Larry Moehlman of ITG Brands (pictured second from right) was randomly selected to be the fifth of six semi-finalists who will have a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Camry. In case you haven’t heard, anyone who makes a gift during the 2018 annual campaign of […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Draws 4th Car Giveaway Semi-Finalist

Greensboro, NC (January 31, 2019) – Giving has its perks! Kimberly Sharman of Syngenta was randomly selected to be the fourth of six semi-finalists who will have a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Camry. In case you haven’t heard, anyone who makes a gift during the 2018 annual campaign of $100+ that supports our work […]

Open House Celebrating United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Second Family Success Center with Lead Partner, The Salvation Army

Greensboro, NC (January 18, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) and The Salvation Army of Greensboro are pleased to invite the public to an open house celebrating UWGG’s Family Success Center located at the The Salvation Army of Greensboro Center of Hope on Monday, February 4, 2019. The program will begin at 11 […]

College Students Invited to Apply for United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program

Greensboro, NC (January 15, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students to participate in a free, local Alternative Spring Break, March 4 – 8, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m daily. Interested students must complete a short application by February 15, by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org/SpringBreak. In its second year, this program […]

Mentoring Matters – Part 2 of 2: Craig’s Story

Part two of a two part mentoring story – click here to read Markell’s story. When Craig attended United Way’s Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership in 2017, he was inspired to action. “When I learned about the group’s mentoring initiative and all it was accomplishing, I knew I had to be […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Seek to Engage Volunteers During National Mentoring Month

Greensboro, NC (December 27, 2018) – January is National Mentoring Month. Continuing the tradition, the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro are celebrating the mentoring movement and expanding quality mentoring opportunities. Throughout the month, United Way and the City are encouraging members of the community to make a difference by becoming a […]