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.
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.
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.
Socialize and network twice annually with African American Leadership and members of United Way’s Women United and Young Leaders affinity groups.
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.
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:
- Get a box – available at United Way office if needed.
- Fill your box with donated food items (see full listing, below)
- Drop off collected items at BackPack Beginnings.
#MeaningFULLMeals #LiveUnited #UnitedWayGSO #LoveGSO #SoGSO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.