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FEB 29, 2020

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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta

The 5th Annual

AAP Leadership Luncheon

Join us to hear from 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, and celebrated actor Kofi Siriboe, about what it means to be a leader of color in the United States. Discuss the issues that our Greater Atlanta community faces with your peers and learn about the steps AAP is taking to tackle those issues head on.

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CHRIS BOSH

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Special Guest

KOFI SIRIBOE

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Special Guest

20 YEARS OF IMPACT

Twenty years ago, African-American Partnership had the desire to make United Way of Greater Atlanta’s face of donors more reflective of the demographics in Greater Atlanta. AAP committed itself to addressing the needs of African-American communities in the areas of health, achievement gaps, under employment and beyond. Today, AAP continues to improve outcomes for children, families and communities by transforming the academic outlook for African-American young boys and males to help reach their fullest potential.

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  • 2000-2003

    2000-2003

    2000 – 2003

    • Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, Conchita W. Robinson and Charles Stephens joined forces to convene African-American leaders to positively impact the Greater Atlanta community, known as the African-American Initiative.
    • Dr. Johnetta B. Cole gave 50 speeches in the community about the new AAP affinity group in the first year.
    • AAP doubled the number of Tocqueville Society level members from 19 to 38. More than 200 had joined at the Cole Society level.
    • The Coca-Cola Company sponsored the first of three “Blue Light in the Basement Party” to build grassroots community support for United Way.
    • Terry Manufacturing becomes the first corporate matching donor.
    • AAP holds first signature cause event for AIDS awareness.
  • 2004-2007

    2004-2007

    2004 – 2007

    • AAP committed to raise $120,000 over two years to sponsor United Way Youth Initiatives – the Youth Individual Development Account and Summer Internship Programs, the first of many programs focusing on Atlanta’s youth.
    • AAP engaged the faith-based community through the Concerned Black Clergy, raising $15,000 during Sunday Services.
    • AAP’s leadership expands from a group of concerned volunteers to a fully structured council.
  • 2008-2011

    2008-2011

    2008 – 2011

    • AAP grows to almost 600 leadership level members.
    • AAP hosts informative Black History Month events with special guests the Tuskegee Airmen.
    • AAP continues to support AIDS awareness with a members brunch before the Annual AIDS Walk.
  • 2012-2015

    2012-2015

    2012 – 2015

    • Volunteers host a Back to School event at the Good Samaritan Clinic, promoting healthy eating and diabetes awareness.
  • 2016-2020

    2016-2020

    2016 – 2020

    • The first AAP Leadership Luncheon raises funds for the Build A Library program. United Way delivers books to select after-school programs, launching the Build A Library Program.
    • The Build A Library Program evolves into Powering the Potential. AAP makes funding available to promote academic achievement through STEM projects.
    • AAP members are now offered professional development events and business resource group events twice a year respectively.
    • Mentoring Our Youth events are offered to bring members and funding recipients together for mentoring opportunities.
    • The AAP Leadership Luncheon becomes the largest signature event in the history of United Way of Greater Atlanta.
    • The first AAP Day of Service takes place at Booker T. Washington High School with over 200 members and students.

Become an AAP Member to Impact Your Community

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For 20 years, individuals, corporate employees, entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders rely on AAP as their trusted philanthropic partner to improve the lives of children and families throughout Greater Atlanta. Today, AAP and its 1,000+ members focus on powering the potential of African-American boys and young men by transforming their academic outlook, helping them reach their full potential.

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AAP IMPACT STORIES

The African-American Partnership's impact in Atlanta is far-reaching. Read more about what AAP has done for the Greater Atlanta community.

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