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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Mentoring Matters: Cayden & Alana’s Story

Alana and Cayden are one example of how mentoring truly matters. The first time Alana asked Cayden to look in the mirror and name three things she liked about herself, she couldn’t name one. Just one year later, she can name more than three. She’s thriving in STEM at Kearns Academy of Computer and Information […]

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United Way of Greater Greensboro Receives Historic $10 Million Gift from Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

Gift will be used over the next three years to make innovative investments to lift local children and families out of poverty Greensboro, NC (December 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) has received a $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, renowned philanthropist and novelist, to invest in efforts that lift local children and […]

Feb
3
Wed
2021 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United @ Zoom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2021 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 7 – 8 p.m. | Purchase a Raffle Ticket for FREE Virtual Event Entry 

Join us for United Way’s 11th annual Handbags to End Poverty event hosted by Women United. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you also receive FREE event admission. Click here to purchase and enter to win one of the 5 incredible raffle packages including festive long weekend get-aways, fine jewelry, and a luxurious pampering package. Click here to view the packages.

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent and live auction handbags in a wide variety of styles and prices.

Not your average Zoom event, Handbags to End Poverty will also include a pre-show hosted by 1618 with a gourmet Valentine’s Day themed cocktail and appetizer demonstrations. Questions? Email Julie at julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

 


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Feb
18
Thu
2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by AAL @ Zoom
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

2021 End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series hosted by AAL

Thursday, February 18, 2021  |  12-1p.m.  |  Zoom 

Make plans to attend the latest session of End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series on Feb. 18, 12-1 p.m. Hosted by United Way’s African American Leadership donor affinity group, this virtual event will educate and inspire attendees. RSVP today and be first to find out of the event’s topic and speakers.

RSVP HERE.