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
$19,000 Granted to Three Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.2 Million to 103 Local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (August 7, 2020) – In its eleventh round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $19,489 to 3 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,242,077 to 103 […]

Latest Update
$25,000 Granted to Three Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.2 Million to 100 Local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (July 23, 2020) –In its tenth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $25,145 to 3 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,222,628 to 100 local nonprofits […]

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.