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
AAL supports United Way’s Community Speaker Series which welcomes transformative speakers to convene thought-leaders and inspire action in our community.

Conversations 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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VOLUNTEERS UNITED – Meet Rashanda Harris

“One of my favorite sayings is derived from the scripture Luke 12:48: ‘To whom much is given, much is required’ – it is a constant reminder that I am responsible for using my God-given talents, skills, and abilities to benefit others, said Rashanda Harris. There is no doubt Rashanda has used her gifts in amazing […]

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United Way Receives $1 Million Federal Grant Supporting its Guilford Success Network

Funding secured by Congresswoman Kathy Manning will be used for job counseling, career training, and supportive services to help local people leave poverty    GREENSBORO, NC (January 11, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is receiving a $1,000,000 federal grant to support job counseling, career training, and supportive services offered through the organization’s Guilford Success […]

Feb
7
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Feb 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty – RSVP HERE.

Feb
16
Thu
Tocqueville Coffee and Conversations @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

For more information about this event, contact Elizabeth Green at elizabeth.green@unitedwaygso.org

Mar
1
Wed
LIVE UNITED Day @ Greensboro Cultural Center
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

By proclamation, March 1 is officially LIVE UNITED Day in the City of Greensboro. Join people from around the community to put your own mark on a piece of art that will be displayed at City Hall! Free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will be provided to those who participate!

Mar
9
Thu
Virtual: End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series, hosted by UWGG
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for our first event in our End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series.

Topic: Strategy/Midyear Outcomes

Register HERE 

Mar
14
Tue
Employee Campaign Managers Roundtable @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re an Employee Campaign Manager and would like to attend this meeting  to discover ways that UWGG can make a greater impact in the community through corporate partnerships, contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@unitedwaygso.org

Mar
23
Thu
Virtual Executive Briefing
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topic: United Way State of the Community

For more information about this event, contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@unitedwaygso.org

FRIENDS UNITED Mixer @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by all Affinity Groups, join us to create meaningful connections and learn more about/get involved with our work. Invite your friends!

Register HERE

Apr
3
Mon
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s @ Ben & Jerry's
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join UWGG as we raise awareness and support while attendees are treated to free ice cream.

Sign up to volunteer HERE

Apr
4
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

Register HERE

Apr
11
Tue
African American Leadership Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to learn more about African American Leadership and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
12
Wed
Women United Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to learn more about Women United and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
13
Thu
Young Leaders Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come to learn more about Young Leaders and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
17
Mon
National Volunteer Week
Apr 17 – Apr 21 all-day

National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to thank all of our volunteers and show our appreciation for their efforts. To celebrate, we have arranged volunteer opportunities throughout the week and we hope you will join us!

View opportunities and sign up HERE

 

May
11
Thu
Virtual: End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series, hosted by Women United
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for our End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series.

Topic: Pathways to employment

Register HERE

Jun
6
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

RSVP HERE

Jun
14
Wed
Annual Meeting of Board of Directors and Business Update
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The public is invited to attend virtually to learn about UWGG’s business updates.

Register HERE

Jun
19
Mon
Juneteenth/United Way Day of Action
Jun 19 all-day

Attend celebrations and volunteer locally. Individual and group volunteer opportunities will be available. More details to come!

Learn more HERE

Jul
1
Sat
MeaningFULL Meals
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

All month long, we’re hosting a summer nutrition food drive to help stock our Mentoring Matters-supported school food pantries and other Title 1 schools.

Sign up to host a drive HERE

Jul
11
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

RSVP HERE

Aug
8
Tue
African American Leadership Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to learn more about African American Leadership and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE