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

2020 Shake Down Poverty Square
Ben & Jerry’s, United Way Collaborating to ‘Shake Down Poverty’

Greensboro, NC (January 24, 2020) – Starting February 1, 2020, Ben & Jerry’s at Friendly Center will donate $1 from the sale of a featured milkshake to support United Way of Greater Greensboro’s efforts to end poverty as part of a new “Shake Down Poverty” program. For the next year, Ben & Jerry’s will feature a Shake Down […]

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Former Board Member Receives Athena Award

Chamber Honors Mae Douglas Mae Douglas, immediate past United Way of Greater Greensboro board member and chair of the Community Impact and Investment Committee, who was honored with the Athena Award at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon. Mae, who was featured in United Way’s annual report in 2018, is a community leader, philanthropist […]

Jan
1
Wed
2020 National Mentoring Month
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

2020 National Mentoring Month

Click here to learn more about how United Way’s Mentoring Matters initiative. Sign up to mentor. Attend a mentoring event. And more!

Feb
1
Sat
2020 Ben & Jerry’s “Shake Down Poverty” Launch @ Ben & Jerry's at Friendly Center
Feb 1 all-day

2020 Ben & Jerry’s “Shake Down Poverty” Launch

Saturday, February 1, 2020  | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Ben & Jerry’s at Friendly Center

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Mar
25
Wed
2020 Community Speaker Series feat. Misty Copeland @ Piedmont Hall
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2020 Community Speaker Series feat. Misty Copeland

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Piedmont Hall

Click here to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorships and more.

Apr
20
Mon
2020 National Volunteer Week
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

2020 National Volunteer Week

April 20 – April 24, 2020  | Various locations across Greensboro

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May
16
Sat
2020 END Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders @ Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

2020 END Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, May 16, 2020  | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill

There’s nothing better than making an impact while winning prizes in a competitive game of bingo and enjoying delicious brunch, mimosas & craft beers.

Win prizes. Connect with like-minded community members. Hear a panel of dynamic speakers who will inspire you to ACT. Grab your friends and join us!

Tickets on sale soon and include 2 drink tickets and all-you-can-eat waffles, shrimp & grits and much more.

Click here to download the event flyer.

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

Jun
10
Wed
2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  |  United Way of Greater Greensboro

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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

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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

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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.