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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United Way Announces Interim Leader, Launching President and CEO Search

Current United Way of Greater Greensboro Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will Lead Organizational Operations Until a New CEO is Hired  GREENSBORO, NC (April 8, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that its current Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will assume the organization’s interim leadership role of Chief Operating Officer, until a […]

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United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 19-23

Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG), in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 19-23, 2021. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity. Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity […]

Apr
19
Mon
2021 National Volunteer Week @ Various locations across Greensboro!
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day

2021 National Volunteer Week

April 19 – 23   |  Various opportunities across Greensboro 

This National Volunteer Week (April 19-23, 2021), be sure to make a difference. United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Volunteer Center and partner agencies are pleased to provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time. Both in-person and at-home opportunities are available. Click here to sign up and check back often, as additional needs will be added.

May
13
Thu
2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by UWGG Leadership Circles @ Zoom
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by UWGG Leadership Circles

Thursday, May 13, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Zoom 

All are invited to join United Way’s Leadership Circles for the next session of End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series on May 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stay tuned for the topic announcement.

RSVP here.


This event is made possible by generous sponsorship from:

Jun
5
Sat
2021 Human Race 5k/Walk by The Volunteer Center of the Triad @ LeBauer Park (Downtown GSO)
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

2021 Human Race 5k/Walk by The Volunteer Center of the Triad

Saturday, June 5, 2021  |  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | LeBauer park

Join Team United Way for The Volunteer Center of the Triad’s annual Human Race 5k/Walk! Check back soon for more information on how to sign up and get involved.

 

Jun
9
Wed
2021 United Way Annual Meeting and Business Update @ Zoom
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

2021 United Way Annual Meeting and Business Update

Wednesday, June 9, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m. | Zoom

Join us on Zoom for United Way’s Annual Meeting and Business Update. All donors are welcome! Click here to RSVP.

 

Jun
19
Sat
2021 United Way Day of Action @ Across Greensboro
Jun 19 all-day

2021 United Way Day of Action

Saturday, June 19, 2021  |  Various times and locations

Join us for United Way’s annual worldwide Day of Action! Check back soon for local volunteer opportunities at various times and locations.

 

Jul
1
Thu
2021 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive Collection @ Across Greensboro
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

2021 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive Collection

Entire Month of July  |  Various times and locations

Host a MeaningFULL Meals summer food drive! Check back to sign up. Thanks to BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad for their partnership on this impactful annual event.

Aug
12
Thu
2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by UWGG Leadership Circles @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by UWGG Leadership Circles

Thursday, August 12, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Zoom 

Make plans to attend End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series on August 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hosted by UWGG’s Leadership Circles, this virtual event will focus on local employment strategies that are working to lift adult and whole families out of poverty. Check back soon to RSVP!


This event is made possible by generous sponsorship from:

Sep
1
Wed
2021 CEO/Executive Breakfast Campaign Kickoff and Pacesetter Recognition @ Zoom or Location TBA
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

2021 CEO/Executive Breakfast Campaign Kickoff and Pacesetter Recognition

Wednesday, September 1, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Zoom or Location TBA

Make plans to attend United Way’s CEO/Executive Breakfast Campaign Kickoff and Pacesetter Recognition. Check back soon to RSVP!

Sep
30
Thu
2021 United Way’s 99th Celebration Concert at Ben & Jerry’s @ Ben & Jerry's at Friendly Center
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

2021 United Way’s 99th Celebration Concert at Ben & Jerry’s

Wednesday, September 30, 2021  |  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  | Ben & Jerry’s Friendly Center

Make plans to attend United Way’s 99th Celebration Concert at Ben & Jerry’s. Check back soon for more information!

Oct
23
Sat
2021 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ United Way's parking lot
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2021 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, October 23 | 2 – 4 p.m. | United Way’s parking lot

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event! Volunteers needed. Check back to learn more and sign up.

Nov
30
Tue
2021 Giving Tuesday @ Across Greensboro
Nov 30 all-day

2021 Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | All across Greensboro!

Join us to spread the word about United Way’s efforts to end poverty AND help raise funds to support this work. Check back to sign up to be a Giving Tuesday Ambassador.

Dec
14
Tue
2021 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by AAL @ Location TBA
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2021 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by AAL

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location TBA

Hosted by African American Leadership, join us for this annual event. Learn something new about a relevant topic and help generate solutions with fellow attendees.  Check back to RSVP!