Young Leaders | United Way of Greater Greensboro

YOUNG LEADERS

Are you a young professional who wants to make Greensboro a better place?

Young Leader members are emerging community leaders who give back to the community they love. 

Young Leaders (YL) is comprised of caring young professionals under 40, who contribute $120 or more annually to advance the work of United Way of Greater Greensboro. If you make your gift online, be sure to click “Young Leaders” under the Engagement Group section.

Focus & Initiatives

Empowering young professionals to give back
Young Leaders volunteer their time to give back in meaningful ways–reading and tutoring, collecting books for children in need, providing family-friendly activities for families. Young Leaders connect hands on with the work of United Way, experience first hand critical issues our community faces, and make change happen.

Trunk or Treat Event
Led by United Way’s Young Leaders, the annual trunk or treat event gathers volunteers and their vehicles–decorated in spooky-fashion–for a fun-filled, family friendly and safe trunk-or-treating activity.

Brunch & Bubbles
Annual Springtime brunch that raises awareness and support to end local poverty. Attendees who purchase tickets are treated to mimosas & brunch stations with shrimp & grits, gourmet waffles, quiche & more. Event offers bingo, jenga & cornhole, and awesome new connections with caring young professionals and others.

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 Young Leaders-exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

ENGAGE Events
Socialize and network twice annually with Young Leaders and leadership-level members of United Way’s Women United and African American affinity groups.

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 & join us

Be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest. For more information about Young Leaders, contact Lauren Forbis at 336-378-5026.

STORIES OF IMPACT

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MeaningFULL Meals Helping Feed Children Over Summer Months

Greensboro, NC (July 3, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Six years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school […]

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Celebrating Success: Willie’s Story

“I’ve always had a lot of goals, but I didn’t have the support I needed to accomplish them. Now I have everything I need to change my life thanks to the Family Success Center.” Born and raised in Greensboro, Willie Tatum graduated from high school but struggled to find her footing soon after. Raising four […]

Jul
1
Mon
MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

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:

  1. Get a box – available at United Way office if needed.
  2. Fill your box with donated food items (see full listing, below)
  3. Drop off collected items at BackPack Beginnings.

#MeaningFULLMeals #LiveUnited #UnitedWayGSO #LoveGSO #SoGSO

Click here for a full listing of the most needed food items and a box drop off flyer (printable).

Aug
22
Thu
ENGAGE @ BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

RSVP here by August 18.

Sep
27
Fri
Community Celebration @ Revolution Mill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get your office, family and friends involved!

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.

See photos from last year’s event!

Oct
26
Sat
Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking Lot at United Way
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Sponsorships available!

 

Nov
25
Mon
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club

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.

Tickets will be on sale soon! Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Julie for more information at julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

Dec
3
Tue
Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

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.

Sponsorships available.