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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Volunteering. Making a Difference.

UWGG recently celebrated National Volunteer Week and is extremely thankful to the over 100 volunteers who took on a variety of needs, including cleaning up local parks, donating diapers and hygiene products to families in need, signing up to mentor local children, and more. We wrapped up our week of service on Earth Day by […]

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Seven United Way Partners Honored with Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (February 28, 2022) – Seven local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners will be honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award event on March 1, 2022. Every year, United Way of North Carolina recognizes organizations that have succeeded in raising funds to support their community and […]

Jun
28
Tue
Integrated Service Delivery Network Launch @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE LAUNCH

As we continue our collaborative efforts to create system change that empowers households to leave poverty, we are excited to begin the pilot phase of the Integrated Service Delivery Network and you’re invited to our launch celebration! Attend to learn more about the network, its name, its partners, and so much more!

Jul
1
Fri
MeaningFULL Meals summer food drive
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

MeaningFULL Meals – Host a Drive – Drop off Your Donations – It’s That Easy!

In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You can be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July.

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad to collect as much food as possible to support summer nutrition programs.

Simply host a drive in July, and drop off your donations at BackPack Beginnings by August 5.

EVERYTHING you need to host a drive can be found in this easy to follow and print TOOLKIT!

Jul
13
Wed
Virtual: Theories of Change – The Centennial Series hosted by Young Leaders
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Theories of Change: The Centennial Series hosted by Young Leaders
Topic: Helping Youth Prepare for Success in College, Work & Life
July 13  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Helping Youth Prepare for Success in College, Work & Life

JOIN US for our next Theories of Change series on July 13 from 12 – 1 p.m. via zoom! Young Leaders and our featured guest speaker, Jason Purnell, will talk about how local young leaders and our community at large can work together to prepare youth to be successful in college, work, and life. Purnell’s work focuses on how socioeconomic factors influence health outcomes and will tell us more about how education access is one component of social determinants of health!

RSVP here to attend.

Aug
10
Wed
Virtual: Theories of Change – The Centennial Series, hosted by African American Leadership
Aug 10 2022 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 22 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Theories of Change: The Centennial Series hosted by African American Leadership
Topic: Promoting Adequate, Safe & Affordable Housing & Shelter
August 10  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Promoting Adequate, Safe & Affordable Housing & Shelter

Sep
1
Thu
100th Campaign Kickoff CEO Breakfast, & unveiling of LIVE UNITED Centennial Monument
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Sep
2
Fri
100-Years of Good Vibes Concert Series with Centennial Beer @ Little Brother Brewing
Sep 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
12
Mon
Annual Community Speakers Series Featuring Stephanie Land @ Grandover Resort
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $100 – CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Click here for sponsorship opportunities – contact Julie Longmire at 336-378-5023 or julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

You’re invited to join us on September 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grandover Resort for United Way’s Community Speakers Series. Our featured speaker, Stephanie Land, is the author of MAID, her bestselling autobiography about motherhood, hard work, and navigating poverty which inspired the award-winning Netflix series of the same name. Land writes and speaks to expose systemic issues related to poverty and to empower change. This is your chance to hear her story and inspiring remarks in person… and have lunch!

TOPIC: “Hard work, low pay, and a mother’s will to survive”

September 12, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Grandover Resort
All event proceeds support United Way’s efforts to END poverty.

Sep
16
Fri
100-Years of Good Vibes Concert Series with Centennial Beer @ South End Brewing
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
30
Fri
100-Years of Good Vibes Concert Series Featuring KRS One @ Carolina Theatre
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KRS-One is a legend in the hip hop game – an emcee with both rhymes and reason. His name stands for “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone” which is fitting, because he’s also known as “Teacha.” Make no mistake, you will not want to miss this show! KRS-One is a renowned hip-hop artist, activist, and author who will be in town for one night only, performing his music and spreading a message of peace, love, and unity. This message is at the heart of United Way’s work and we couldn’t think of anyone better to headline our 100 Years of Good Vibes concert series.

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Oct
11
Tue
Affinity Group Centennial Mixers
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

African American Leadership Mixer

Women United Mixer

Young Leaders Centennial Mixer

Oct
12
Wed
Virtual: Theories of Change – The Centennial Series hosted by Advocates UNITED
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Theories of Change: The Centennial Series hosted by Advocates UNITED
Topic: Promoting Advocacy
October 12  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Promoting Advocacy

Oct
20
Thu
Leadership Centennial Fall Fest @ Summerfield Farms Barn & Rooftop
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
29
Sat
Trunk-or-Treat @ 1500 Yanceyville
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
2
Wed
Tocqueville Centennial Celebration @ Carroll Family Ballroom
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
5
Sat
Volunteer: Centennial Tree Plantings @ Housing Authority Properties in partnership with Greensboro Beautiful
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
Nov
30
Wed
Giving Tuesday
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
Dec
13
Tue
Conversations with Community Leaders, hosted by African American Leadership featuring Angela Williams, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide @ Elm & Bain
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm