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 pilot 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
Be a community impact leader in a collective force of caring citizens who use their time, resources, and voice to address our community’s most critical issues and celebrate contributions and achievements of minority communities.

Focus your time, energy and passion with United Way to achieve common goals, lead initiatives and drive change to strengthen our community with service to those in need.

Be Recognized as a Leadership Donor
Receive philanthropic recognition as a United Way Leadership Donor.

Lead Change
Gain access to AAL leadership opportunities to make a true, meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

Be a Hero
Through coordinated volunteer and mentoring opportunities, be a positive role model for youth.

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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College Students Invited to Apply for United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program

Greensboro, NC (January 15, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students to participate in a free, local Alternative Spring Break, March 4 – 8, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m daily. Interested students must complete a short application by February 15, by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org/SpringBreak. In its second year, this program […]

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Mentoring Matters – Part 2 of 2: Craig’s Story

Part two of a two part mentoring story – click here to read Markell’s story. When Craig attended United Way’s Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership in 2017, he was inspired to action. “When I learned about the group’s mentoring initiative and all it was accomplishing, I knew I had to be […]