8th Annual Leadership Breakfast Will Identify Local Solutions to Break Cycle of Poverty

Greensboro, NC (November 20, 2015) – On December 1, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m. at Bennett College’s Global Learning Center, approximately 150 – 200 people are expected to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s (UWGG) 8th annual African American Leadership (AAL) Breakfast featuring a panel discussion focused on finding ways to break the cycle of poverty.

Hugh Holston, AAL Chair, will moderate the panel and panelists will:

  • Share personal stories and life experiences (or those of others) which led to poverty
  • Highlight local resources which can be relied upon to help people break out of poverty
  • Provide insight on their agency’s impacts and accomplishments in helping break the cycle of poverty.

Panelists will include:

  •  James Speight, Executive Director Malachi House
  •  Michelle Kennedy, Executive Director Interactive Resource Center
  •  Darryl Kosciak, Executive Director Partners Ending Homelessness
  •  Steven Still, Director of Maintenance & Facilities, Salvation Army/Co-Founder and Team Lead NightWatch.

Admission is free, however an RSVP is required by November 23. People may RSVP by visiting www.unitedwaygso.org and clicking on the AAL Breakfast scrolling banner.

Attendees are encouraged to bring and donate new youth-sized winter coats and socks. Coat sizes can range from youth medium to adult XL. Donations will be given to AAL’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI). AAMI is a mentoring program that empowers students as they progress through Wiley Elementary, Jackson Middle and Smith High Schools.


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