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

Khari Garvin
United Way Announces New President and CEO

Khari Garvin Selected to Lead Organization Efforts to End Poverty, Public Invited to Meet Garvin at Virtual Lunch and Learn August 12 GREENSBORO, NC (July 20, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Khari Garvin has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on July […]

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United Way of Greater Greensboro Awards $1 Million in Grants to Address Local Housing Disparities – Grants will help more than 300 households recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19

GREENSBORO, NC (July 15, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is leveraging the first $1 million of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s recent $10 million gift, to award five grants to local organizations leading programs supporting innovative solutions addressing housing disparities. As part of UWGG’s focus on ending local poverty, […]

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

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.

SIGN UP HERE & VIEW THE TOOLKIT.

Aug
12
Thu
Lunch & Learn with United Way’s New President & CEO, Khari Garvin @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!


This event is made possible by generous sponsorship from:

Sep
1
Wed
99th Annual Campaign Kickoff & Bold Goal Announcement @ Elm & Bain
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Sep
22
Wed
Community Speaker Series Featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu @ Koury Convention Center
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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!

Sep
30
Thu
United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery @ Oden Brewery
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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!

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!