AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 

WHO WE ARE & OUR FOCUS

African American Leadership (AAL) members are community leaders who are committed to 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.

Members elevate and support United Way’s efforts to end local poverty by helping local children, adults, and families find and maintain housing and shelter. This focus is woven into all events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy efforts.

EVENTS – VOLUNTEERING – ADVOCACY

FRIENDS UNITED Mixers
Have a drink, mix and mingle with fellow members and socialize with people who want to make a difference. Invite others to learn more about United Way’s work!

End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series
Virtual event hosted by AAL to highlight United Way’s latest efforts that are helping children, adults, and families find and maintain housing and shelter.

Conversations with Community Leaders 
Hosted by AAL, this is an annual gathering that brings citizens together who are 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.

Volunteering
Members support efforts such as building and rehabbing local homes, beautifying areas of public housing, serving food, and providing enriching activities to families and veterans who are in temporary housing. In addition, AAL supports the African American Male Initiative which focuses on mentoring in schools with high poverty rates.

Advocacy
In 2023, United Way will launch an Advocacy Agenda – AAL will play an important role in defining, launching, and achieving these community-wide efforts.

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
Help our community transition 3,000 households out of poverty by 2030. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To see all volunteer opportunities, click here.

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 Holly Beck holly.beck@unitedwaygso.org or 336-378-5022.

SUCCESS STORIES

Spirit of NC
Six Local Campaign Partners and Volunteer Honored with United Way Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (May 17, 2024) –  Six local United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) annual campaign partners and one volunteer leader were recently honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising, volunteering, outstanding leadership, and creative team building. The Spirit of North Carolina Award offers local United Ways an opportunity to nominate […]

Heather Milligan
30 Years of Volunteering

Heather Milligan’s journey with United Way began in Concord, New Hampshire, in the early 1990s with what was then Merrimack County United Way. She started volunteering after experiencing deep gratitude for the benefits that United Way helped make possible for her family. Her son, at age 3, was non-verbal and soon diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, […]

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