Young Leaders (YL) are emerging community leaders committed to empowering and inspiring young professionals to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring young professionals under 40 who contribute $120 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Members elevate and support United Way’s efforts to end local poverty by helping children and youth prepare for success in college, work, and life. This focus is woven into all events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy efforts.


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 YL to highlight United Way’s latest efforts that are helping children and youth prepare for success in college, work, and life.

Annual trunk-or-treat event hosted by YL that gathers volunteers and their vehicles–decorated in spooky-fashion–for a fun-filled, family friendly and safe trunk-or-treating activity that is attended by thousands of local youth.

Members support enriching after-school activities, serve meals, lead workshops, encourage families in temporary housing and new teen moms, and support programs that provide youth with mental heath counseling and services for children with disabilities.

In 2023, United Way will launch an Advocacy Agenda – YL will play an important role in defining, launching, and achieving these community-wide efforts.

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
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 & join us

Be sure to join our Facebook group to stay up to date on the latest. For more information about Young Leaders, contact Holly Beck at 336-378-5022.


Steve Swetoha
United Way Announces New Campaign Chair, and Invites Public to Campaign Kickoff on September 8

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is delighted to introduce Steve Swetoha, President of the Greensboro Swarm, as its new Campaign Chair of its Board of Directors. The public is invited to meet Swetoha and new President and CEO Frank McCain Jr. at UWGG’s 2023 Campaign Kickoff on September 8 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. […]

Frank McCain Jr.
United Way Announces New President and CEO

Frank McCain Jr. Selected by Board of Directors to Lead United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Poverty Efforts United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Frank McCain Jr. has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on August 21. The public is invited to meet […]