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
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

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MeaningFULL Meals Helping Feed Children Over Summer Months

Greensboro, NC (July 3, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Six years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school […]

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Celebrating Success: Willie’s Story

“I’ve always had a lot of goals, but I didn’t have the support I needed to accomplish them. Now I have everything I need to change my life thanks to the Family Success Center.” Born and raised in Greensboro, Willie Tatum graduated from high school but struggled to find her footing soon after. Raising four […]

Jul
1
Mon
MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

In the summer months when school is out, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. Be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July.

Summer = time for MeaningFULL Meals! Making a big difference is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Get a box – available at United Way office if needed.
  2. Fill your box with donated food items (see full listing, below)
  3. Drop off collected items at BackPack Beginnings.

#MeaningFULLMeals #LiveUnited #UnitedWayGSO #LoveGSO #SoGSO

Click here for a full listing of the most needed food items and a box drop off flyer (printable).

Aug
22
Thu
ENGAGE @ BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for ENGAGE on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Friendly Center. Socialize and network with United Way affinity group members and enjoy free appetizers (drinks on your own) while we work together to produce ideas that will END poverty. Invite anyone you think may be interested in joining our efforts.

RSVP here by August 18.

Sep
27
Fri
Community Celebration @ Revolution Mill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get your office, family and friends involved!

Join us on Sept. 27, 6 – 9 p.m. at Revolution Mill for our annual Campaign Kick Off and Community Celebration.

Enjoy beer provided by Natty Greene’s, live music, food trucks, outdoor games and much more.

RSVP by Sept. 20.

See photos from last year’s event!

Oct
26
Sat
Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking Lot at United Way
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Young Leader’s annual Trunk-or-Treat!

Sunday, October 28, 2019  | 2 – 4 p.m. | 1500 Yanceyville Street

Join Young Leaders and decorate your trunk in a festive, fall fashion and hand out treats for children in our community! This event is free and open to the public.

Trunk-or-Treat is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating that brings the community together.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to host and decorate trunks, greet families, organize car parking, host games & more! Sign up link coming soon.

Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Sponsorships available!

 

Nov
25
Mon
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club

Gather your friends for a night of philanthropy and fun!  Enjoy wine and food as hundreds of designer new and vintage handbags, accessories, experiences, and more are auctioned. Guests will receive a beautiful tote bag from Tanger Outlets.

Proceeds benefit United Way’s efforts to END local poverty.

Tickets will be on sale soon! Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Julie for more information at julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

Dec
3
Tue
Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

12th Annual Breakfast with Community Leaders Hosted by African American Leadership

Space is limited to the first 250 people – RSVP COMING SOON

Make plans to join us at the annual Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership.

Attendees are encouraged to bring new, or gently used, coats, socks, gloves and warm hats that will be donated to local children and youth.

Sponsorships available.