African American Leadership | United Way of Greater Greensboro

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 

AAL members are community leaders who invest their time, resources and voice to serve those in need. AAL members are engaged and plugged in to the needs of the community, with a focus on empowering minority communities to succeed.

African American Leadership (AAL) is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 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 and Jackson Middle 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 Recognized as a Leadership Donor
Receive philanthropic recognition as a United Way Leadership Donor.

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two African American Leadership-exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

ENGAGE Events
Socialize and network twice annually with African American Leadership and members of United Way’s Women United and Young Leaders affinity groups.

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

Latest Update
Over $37,000 Granted to Five Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $2 Million Granted to 97 Local Nonprofits, GSO Virus Relief Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $1 Million to Support Relief Efforts Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2020) – In its eighth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $37,669 to 5 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over […]

2020 End Poverty Lunch Social Graphics ALL
Public Invited to Attend Virtually, End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Young Leaders

Three-Part Series Features Speakers Michelle Gethers-Clark, Kim Gatling and Marcus Thomas Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2020) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders. The three-part virtual series will begin on June 4, and will take place 12 to 1 […]

Jun
2
Tue
*POSTPONED* 2020 Jones Street Day @ Legislative Office Building, Raleigh
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2020 Jones Street Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Legislative Office Building, Raleigh (300 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC)

Join us for this annual United Way advocacy day that offers chances to speak with elected representatives. Check back soon for more information.

Jun
3
Wed
2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update @ Zoom!
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update

Wednesday, June 3, 2020  | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  |  Zoom

Virtually on Zoom – Click Here to Register

You are invited to join us for our annual meeting including a business update and 2020-21 board elections. All donors will vote on the slate for United Way board of directors.

Please register by May 28.

Jun
4
Thu
2020 End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders @ On Zoom! Register below.
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

END Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders
June 4, 11 and 18  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom


JUNE 4 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MICHELLE GETHERS-CLARK

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO. Michelle’s talk is titled “What’s Poverty in Greensboro? Myths, Facts and Action”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 4 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 11 – FEATURED SPEAKER: KIM GATLING

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Kim Gatling, United Way of Greater Greensboro Board Chair and partner at Fox Rothschild. Kim’s talk is titled “Incorporating Board Service into Your Journey”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 11 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 18 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MARCUS THOMAS

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Marcus Thomas, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Vice Chair and Dream Team Director at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. Marcus’ talk is titled “Volunteerism for Mutual Gain”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 18 ZOOM HERE.


Jun
11
Thu
2020 End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders @ On Zoom! Register below.
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

END Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders
June 4, 11 and 18  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom


JUNE 4 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MICHELLE GETHERS-CLARK

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO. Michelle’s talk is titled “What’s Poverty in Greensboro? Myths, Facts and Action”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 4 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 11 – FEATURED SPEAKER: KIM GATLING

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Kim Gatling, United Way of Greater Greensboro Board Chair and partner at Fox Rothschild. Kim’s talk is titled “Incorporating Board Service into Your Journey”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 11 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 18 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MARCUS THOMAS

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Marcus Thomas, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Vice Chair and Dream Team Director at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. Marcus’ talk is titled “Volunteerism for Mutual Gain”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 18 ZOOM HERE.


Jun
18
Thu
2020 End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders @ On Zoom! Register below.
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

END Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders
June 4, 11 and 18  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom


JUNE 4 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MICHELLE GETHERS-CLARK

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO. Michelle’s talk is titled “What’s Poverty in Greensboro? Myths, Facts and Action”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 4 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 11 – FEATURED SPEAKER: KIM GATLING

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Kim Gatling, United Way of Greater Greensboro Board Chair and partner at Fox Rothschild. Kim’s talk is titled “Incorporating Board Service into Your Journey”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 11 ZOOM HERE.

JUNE 18 – FEATURED SPEAKER: MARCUS THOMAS

Join United Way Young Leaders for an educational and inspirational talk from Marcus Thomas, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Vice Chair and Dream Team Director at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. Marcus’ talk is titled “Volunteerism for Mutual Gain”.

REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 18 ZOOM HERE.


Jun
19
Fri
2020 United Way Day of Action @ Various locations across Greensboro!
Jun 19 all-day

2020 United Way Day of Action

Friday, June 19, 2020  | Various locations across Greensboro

Check back soon for more information!

Jun
20
Sat
**NEW DATE** 2020 The Human Race 5K – Join United Way’s Team! @ LeBauer Park
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

2020 The Human Race 5K – Join United Way’s Team!

June 20, 2020  |  Gates open at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m.  |  LeBauer Park

Join United Way’s team for The Human Race 5K hosted by The Volunteer Center of the Triad. Click here to join our team and create your page! Walk, run or roll around the neighborhood with us while we raise funds to END poverty. Then enjoy the after party at LeBauer Park for complimentary food, a children’s area, a dog park, music and fun for the whole family.

Click here for easy instructions on how to sign up and customize your page.

 

Jul
1
Wed
2020 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations across Greensboro!
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

2020 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive

Entire month of July  | Various locations across Greensboro

Check back soon for more information!

Sep
12
Sat
2020 Volunteer: NC Folk Festival @ Downtown Greensboro - Meet at Cafe Europa
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2020 Volunteer: NC Folk Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Downtown Greensboro – Meet at Cafe Europa (200 N. Davie St., Greensboro)

Join us for this volunteer opportunity to spread awareness. Check back soon for more information.

Sep
28
Mon
2020 98th United Way Community Open House @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

2020 98th United Way Community Open House

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (floating) | Parking lot at United Way (1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro)

Enjoy FREE lunch as we celebrate 98 years in the community and make new connections!

Oct
15
Thu
2020 Handbags for Hope hosted by Women United @ Grandover Resort & Convention Center
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2020 Handbags for Hope hosted by Women United

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Grandover Resort & Convention Center (1000 Club Rd, Greensboro)

Check back soon for more information. Tickets on sale soon!

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities. 

Oct
24
Sat
2020 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking lot at United Way of Greater Greensboro
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2020 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 2-4 p.m. | Parking lot at United Way of Greater Greensboro (1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro)

Check back soon to sign up for a volunteer role!

Click here to download the event flyer.

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities. 

Dec
8
Tue
2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
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. | New Zion Missionary Baptist Church (408 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Greensboro)

Check back soon for more information.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities.