11-15-2018 · African-American Partnership


It is the season of thanks, and on behalf of United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership Cabinet, I would like to thank you for your continuous support to AAP’s mission of empowering our young African-American males and your commitment to your community and AAP.

As we transition into what is coming up next for AAP, it is with great enthusiasm that I share our keynote speaker for the 4th annual AAP Leadership Luncheon on SATURDAY, March 2, 2019: Common – American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.  The AAP Cabinet has worked diligently to bring Common to Atlanta and we’re excited about the energy he will bring to our community agenda. Expect to hear details about his rise to the top across multiple entertainment genres as well as his philanthropic outlook on our shared passion of positively impacting youth will be brought to life at this year’s annual luncheon.

As we look ahead to an exciting future, it’s also important to acknowledge our fall accomplishments.  Earlier this month, AAP members and guest came together to support the 4th annual “Mentoring Our Youth,” Volunteer event.  Over the course of the evening more than fifty students from Price Middle School and Carver High School participated in a College/Greek Life workshop; a mock networking reception and small group discussion.  Feedback from both the students and school administrators confirms that we broadened their perspectives on colleges and careers along with furthering the possibilities of their future if they commit to studying hard now.  Special thanks to all of our volunteer mentors who made the event a fantastic success. Click here to see photos from the event.

Lastly, as we round out the month of November, please help us spread the word about AAPs service and leadership opportunities.  For those interested in beginning or renewing annual membership, please contact aap@unitedwayatlanta.org.

Happy Holiday Season to all!

Stephanie Gloster
Digital Business Integration Consultant, Accenture Applied Intelligence
AAP Cabinet Chair