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.

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Local NFL Star, Emmanuel Moseley, Helping 57 Families During Holiday Season

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND – PLEASE RESPOND Local NFL Star, Emmanuel Moseley Helping 57 Families During Holiday Season  On December 8, two lucky families will go on a $1,000 shopping spree at Wal-Mart, additional families will be given $100 gift cards  GREENSBORO, NC (December 6, 2021) – Local NFL star Emmanuel Moseley wants to spread a little holiday […]

Feb
16
Wed
Virtual: Mayoral Candidates Forum – Perspectives on Poverty and the Future of Greensboro
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mayoral Candidates Forum – Perspectives on Poverty and the Future of Greensboro.

Wednesday, February 16 | 12 to 1 p.m. | RSVP here. | Submit questions here. 


This moderated Q&A forum will feature incumbent Nancy Vaughan and candidate Justin Outling, and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event. Questions related to poverty and the future of Greensboro should be submitted here by Wednesday, February 9.

Mar
1
Tue
United Way’s 100th Birthday Celebration @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
United Way’s 100th Birthday Celebration
United Way of Greater Greensboro will officially celebrate its centennial on March 1. On this day we will gather 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the United Way office to unveil a historic timeline, release a written and audio recording of our history decade by decade, announce a City Proclamation, plant the first of 100-trees, release our centennial celebration calendar, and of course have cake! This is your chance to be a part of history and see what we have in store for the rest of the year! RSVP for the celebration here.
Mar
16
Wed
Virtual: Theories of Change – The Centennial Series hosted by UWGG CEO Khari Garvin
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Theories of Change: The Centennial Series hosted by UWGG CEO Khari Garvin
March 16  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Our Hope of a Future Without Poverty – a panel discussion with featured speakers: SHARON CONTRERAS, Ph.D., DR. MARY JO CAGLE, ERIC AFT, BRENT CHRISTENSEN 

Join UWGG CEO Khari Garvin and our featured speakers for an educational and inspirational discussion about ending poverty and the future of Greensboro. RSVP here. 

 

May
20
Fri
2022 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United @ Grandover Resort & Conference Center
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2022 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Join us for United Way’s 12th annual Handbags to End Poverty event hosted by Women United. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you also receive FREE event admission. Click here to purchase tickets and enter to win one of the incredible raffle packages, including festive long weekend getaways, fine jewelry, and a gift cards valued at $1000. 

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent and live auction handbags in a wide variety of styles and prices, including luxury brands.

For questions, please contact Julie Longmire (Director of Community Engagement and Affairs) at Julie.Longmire@UnitedWayGSO.org or 336.378.5023


PURCHASE SPONSORSHIPS & TICKETS HERE

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT