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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Community Support of MeaningFULL Meals Food Drive Especially Needed This Year

Greensboro, NC (June 28, 2022) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL Meals program in partnership with The Volunteer Center (TVC) of the Triad and BackPack Beginnings (BPB). Nine years ago, UWGG and TVC started MeaningFULL Meals as nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need during […]

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United Way of Greater Greensboro Launches Guilford Success Network to Help Households Leave Poverty

Greensboro, NC (June 28, 2022) – Today United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) launched Guilford Success Network (GSN), a county-wide, mobile friendly network that will connect people to services and coordinators who help them identify, track, and achieve their personal goals of becoming financially stable. Facebook Photo Album Here. Since 2014, UWGG’s single focus has been to […]

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

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 – Featuring Anthony Morgan
October 12  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Promoting Advocacy

We’re excited to share our research findings related to our efforts to build an advocacy movement that helps our community end local poverty. Please join us virtually on Zoom Oct.12, 12-1 p.m. as we share our findings and have an open Q&A with local advocate Anthony Morgan, Executive Director and Co-founder of We the People.
Oct
20
Thu
Leadership Centennial Fall Fest @ Summerfield Farms Barn & Rooftop
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
30
Sun
Trunk-or-Treat @ 1500 Yanceyville
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Click here to host a candy drive, host a trunk or be a volunteer at the event.

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