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  THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN INITIATIVE  

The African American Initiative
AAI

We support & and strengthen African Americans, other minorities, and under-served citizens by encouraging service, involvement & and philanthropy in the Greater High Point community.

The African-American Initiative (AAI) of the United Way of Greater High Point is a group of citizens with a connection to Greater High Point that are working to provide and support opportunities that engage and promote growth and development in Greater High Point’s African-American, other minority, and under-served communities. Membership in AAI is free and open to anyone who supports AAI’s mission.

AAI Goals

  • To provide opportunities for African American citizens to be engaged with the United Way of Greater High Point and its partner and affiliated agencies​

  • To identify issues of importance to Greater High Point’s African-American community​

  • To support activities that promote the mission of AAI​

  • To continually highlight the importance of community involvement and philanthropy in the African-American community.

SIGN UP FOR OUR SPRING 2024

 PROJECT BOARD DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

Classes are held in the Spring and Fall.

To join please get in touch with Latoya Bullock at latoya.bullock@unitedwayhp.org

or call at 336-883-4127.

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Project Board Development will educate trainees on the roles of a board member and then link them to agencies requesting members with new skills and leadership. 

 

Classes will be held primarily in person at United Way of Greater High Point, 815 Phillips Avenue, High Point, NC 27262 on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm beginning on March 12th through April 30th.

 REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2024 SESSION HAS ENDED. PLEASE CHECK BACK DURING THE FALL OF 2024. 

SIGN UP FOR OUR SPRING 2024

 PROJECT BOARD DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

Project Board Development is a leadership development program designed to identify, recruit, and train candidates for referral to serve on school PTAs, committees, governing boards, and other leadership roles within United Way of Greater High Point, its partner agencies, AND other health and human service nonprofit organizations. Project Board Development will educate trainees on the roles of a board member and then link them to agencies requesting members with new skills and leadership. 

Contact Information: 
Joe Barnes 
joe.barnes@unitedwayhp.org
336-883-4127

Thank You to Our AAI Steering Committee 

 

Janet Riley-Wright- Chair

Charrisse Franklin- Secretary

Terrence Thomas

Myra Williams

Antoine Dalton

Dell McCormick

Mary Lou Blakeney

Carlvena Foster

Joe Barnes - UWGHP Staff

Latoya Bullock - UWGHP Staff

AFRICAN AMERICAN INITIATIVE FORUMS

The AAI Crucial Conversations are designed to cover pressing conversations that are impacting the Greater High Point Community.  The conversations allow community members to express their thoughts as well as ask questions about pressing topics while gaining information from professionals who have knowledge and expertise in those areas.

Forum Schedule

TBA​

For more information, check out our Facebook.

Contact Latoya Bullock at latoya.bullock@unitedwayhp.org.

1.19.23: GCS Information Session

3.11.23: Homelessness Crisis at Oakview Rec Center with Oakview Citizens Council

MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED ...

Join us for an AAI event before becoming a member.

Mix & Mingles: These are free networking events that provide a relaxed forum for professionals to learn about what’s happening in the community and how they can get involved.

  • Join the E-Mail List

  • Join a Committee

  • Support an AAI Event

For more information, contact:

 

Latoya Bullock, (336) 899-0879, 

latoya.bullock@unitedwayhp.org

Joe Barnes, (336) 883-1077, 

joe.barnes@unitedwayhp.org

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