AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP
WHO WE ARE & OUR FOCUS
African American Leadership (AAL) members are community leaders who are committed to 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.
Members elevate and support United Way’s efforts to end local poverty by helping local children, adults, and families find and maintain housing and shelter. This focus is woven into all events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy efforts.
EVENTS – VOLUNTEERING – ADVOCACY
FRIENDS UNITED Mixers
Have a drink, mix and mingle with fellow members and socialize with people who want to make a difference. Invite others to learn more about United Way’s work!
End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series
Virtual event hosted by AAL to highlight United Way’s latest efforts that are helping children, adults, and families find and maintain housing and shelter.
Conversations with Community Leaders
Hosted by AAL, this is an annual gathering that brings citizens together who are 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.
Members support efforts such as building and rehabbing local homes, beautifying areas of public housing, serving food, and providing enriching activities to families and veterans who are in temporary housing. In addition, AAL supports the African American Male Initiative which focuses on mentoring in schools with high poverty rates.
In 2023, United Way will launch an Advocacy Agenda – AAL will play an important role in defining, launching, and achieving these community-wide efforts.
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.
Help our community transition 3,000 households out of poverty by 2030. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.
Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To see all volunteer opportunities, click here.
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.
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 Holly Beck email@example.com or 336-378-5022.