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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive Collection
Entire Month of July | Various times and locations
Thank you for your interest in hosting a MeaningFULL Meals summer food drive. In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You are invited to be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July. Thanks to BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad for their partnership on this impactful annual event.
Lunch & Learn with United Way’s New President & CEO, Khari Garvin
Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom
RSVP today for this Lunch and Learn Series by clicking here. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet Khari Garvin, United Way of Greater Greensboro’s new President & CEO!
99th Annual Campaign Kickoff & Bold Goal Announcement
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 7:30 – 9 a.m. | Elm & Bain
Make plans to attend United Way’s 99th Annual Campaign Kickoff and discover our community’s new Bold Goal to end local poverty! Free breakfast and coffee served. RSVP TODAY
Community Speaker Series Featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu, Hosted by African American Leadership
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Koury Convention Center
Make plans to attend United Way’s Annual Community Speaker Series featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu, Hosted by African American Leadership. Check back soon to RSVP!
United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery
Wednesday, September 30, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Oden Brewery
Make plans to attend United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery. Check back soon for more information!
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.
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.
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!