02-21-2020 · African-American Partnership


Akin participated in Raising Expectations Inc’s African-American Partnership program for the past two years — he even wrote a children’s book through the “Boys, Books and Brotherhood” initiative.  

 Akin is currently a student at Georgia State University majoring in computer science. 

The teenager titled his book, “I’m Possible,” and he’s embodied that theme during his first semester of college. United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African-American Partnership helped Akin write and publish his book.  

Over the years, AAP helped provide books and other learning materials for different locations across Greater Atlanta through the Build-A-Library program. APP celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with its fifth-annual Leadership Luncheon on Feb. 29, 2020.  

The partnership launched June 2000 under the African American Initiative moniker by Conchita Robinson and Charles Stephens with the purpose of increasing financial participation and volunteers from our community 

AAP is open to donors with shared affinities for philanthropy, leadership and service, and members of AAP donate $1,000 a year or more to United Way of Greater Atlanta. Currently, AAP has more than 1,000 members and raises more than $2 million annually.  

That money goes right back into this community to help other teenagers and young men like Akin. You can help others like him realize that nothing is impossible. You can give them those resources to achieve anything they set their mind to — to reach their fullest potential.  

Give back to your community and AAP, and you can help empower young men like Akin. Join the African-American Partnership today and email AAP@unitedwayatlanta.org to learn more.