African American Leadership | United Way of Greater Greensboro

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 

African American Leadership (AAL) members are community leaders who are focused empowering and inspiring communities of color to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. AAL is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $500 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.

African American Leadership (AAL) members are community leaders who are focused empowering and inspiring communities of color to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. AAL is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $500 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.  If you make your gift online, be sure to click “African American Leadership” under the Engagement Group section.

FOCUS & INITIATIVES

African American Male Initiative (AAMI)
AAL has been instrumental in the establishment and success of African American Male Initiative (AAMI) programs at Wiley Elementary, Jackson Middle School and Smith High School, in partnership with Guilford County Schools under the program management of Communities in Schools of Greater Greensboro. AAMI is a mentoring program focused on serving African American and Latino boys from disadvantaged environments.

Community Speaker Series
Hosted by AAL every other year, United Way’s Community Speaker Series welcomes transformative speakers to convene thought-leaders and inspire action in our community.

Breakfast with Community Leaders 
Hosted by AAL, this is an annual gathering of concerned citizens interested in learning about our community’s most critical issues, and how United Way, its donors, and community partners are working together to solve them.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings.

Lead Change
Be a part of United Way’s movement to end poverty. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two affinity group exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Host Community Events That Help End Poverty
Every year, affinity group members host a variety of community events that create meaningful engagement and true change.

Perks
Network with community leaders, receive special invitations and early ticket access to events. You’ll also receive a Caring Club Card that gets you special discounts from restaurants and businesses.

LEARN MORE AND JOIN US.

For more information about African American Leadership, contact Michael Cottingham at 336-378-6617.

SUCCESS STORIES

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Historic United Way Vote Amends Bylaws to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

United Way of Greater Greensboro bylaw amendment ensures diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into all business operations – Additionally, the organization has released an updated diversity, equity, and inclusion statement of principle Greensboro, NC (October 28, 2020) – During a special called meeting on October 27, the membership of United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) […]

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United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Host Kits for Kids Drive in Place of Annual Trunk or Treat, Entire Community Invited to Volunteer

Greensboro, NC (October 16, 2020) –  In place of their annual Trunk or Treat event, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders is inviting everyone in the community to host a “Kits for Kids” drive. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Young Leaders reimagined their annual in-person event to create a fun, impactful volunteer opportunity. “While we certainly wish we […]

Nov
12
Thu
2020 End Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders @ Zoom
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

2020 End Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Zoom

Register today to attend the next installment of End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders on Nov. 12, 12 – 1 p.m. Learn from local leaders Dr. Jamie King, Jamilla Pinder and Justin Williams-Blackwell about COVID-19’s impact on local education, health and housing issues. This series is free and open to the public.

REGISTER HERE.

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Dec
8
Tue
2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Zoom

Check back soon for more information.

Feb
3
Wed
2020 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United @ Socially safe or virtual
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2020 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United

Wednesday, February 3, 2020 | 7 – 8 p.m. | Zoom – Registration Link Coming Soon!

Join us for the 11th annual Handbags to End Poverty event hosted by Women United.

Purchase raffle tickets here!