Meet Nicole Lawson, United Way of Greater Atlanta Northwest Regional Director! Today, hear how Nicole’s work in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties helps Nicole to live her purpose.



At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we’re working with partners across our region’s thirteen counties to build a future where every child can reach their full potential. We are here to improve the well-being of Greater Atlanta’s children—because when children thrive, communities thrive!

Click here to learn more about our work in your county, and to see how you can get involved.

#WhyWednesday: Lisa Walker Holloway

For Lisa Walker Holloway, community service is a family value. Learn why she gives, advocates and volunteers as a cabinet member of Cole Women United:

During Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating everyday “sheroes” like Lisa Walker Holloway and the members of our Women United groups! Women United members are champions of change in our communities —donating their time, supporting women’s advancement and advocating for better futures for Greater Atlanta’s children. Learn more about becoming a member of Cole Women United or Tocqueville Women United.

#WhyWednesday: Elijah Whitfield

#WhyWednesday: Elijah Whitfield

“I was once one of the less fortunate kids growing up. What more of a platform than to serve as an AAP board member, to reach back into the community where I once was?”

As a United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership board member, Elijah Whitfield invests in Greater Atlanta’s future. Today, hear why he believes AAP’s mentorship, leadership and literacy programs are so important.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of AAP. Twenty years ago, a small group of Black leaders set out to make the face of philanthropy more reflective of the demographics in Greater Atlanta. Their vision became United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership. To learn more about the history, impact and continuing legacy of AAP, click here.

Angela Anderson of the Southern Education Foundation takes action to improve our communities as a member of United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership. Today, hear why.



AAP members donate their time, skills and financial resources to build brighter futures for the next generation—so that every child can reach their full potential. Want to make your mark and create positive change for communities in Greater Atlanta? Check out our upcoming AAP Leadership Luncheon or AAP Day of Service.

#WhyWednesday: Youlanda Mack

Youlanda Mack’s pathway to college began with a nonprofit that became her “compass” as she navigated the college preparation and application process. Years later, that experience continues to inspire her passion for giving back.

Today, hear why Youlanda Mack has joined the child well-being movement as a United Way AAP board member and mentor for youth:

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African-American Partnership empowers community champions like Youlanda to make a lasting impact on our youth and our region. This year, United Way AAP is celebrating 20 years of making a difference in the lives of children and communities! Ready to get involved? Click here to learn more about joining AAP.

#WhyWednesday: Jasmine Howell

Growing up, Jasmine Howell’s mother taught her the importance of kindness and acts of service. Today, she passes on that lesson to the next generation. Hear why Jasmine gives back to Greater Atlanta as a Cole Women United board member!

Cole Women United is a group working to mobilize women from diverse backgrounds to be leaders in the child well-being movement. Alongside Tocqueville Women United, our Cole Women work to empower women in Greater Atlanta and remove the barriers that keep families from thriving. Click here to learn more about engaging in the important work that Cole Women United is doing across our communities.

#WhyWednesday: Paul Jennings

For Paul Jennings, his why has everything to do with family. Today, hear why Paul’s parents inspired him to work for United Way of Greater Atlanta as our content writer and event script writer.

Individuals and families should never be homeless. We’re making sure people are given the tools and resources they need to pull themselves out of homelessness and onto a path of self-sufficiency. Learn more about our work in homelessness.

#WhyWednesday: Juliet Udeochu

Juliet Udeochu is the Volunteer Recruitment Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta and serves on our Young Professional Leaders (YPL) board. She believes the children of Greater Atlanta are our future. Today, hear why she is passionate about ensuring the children are well in our region.

United Way, along with dozens of partners, has developed a set of measures that the community can use to assess how its children, the families that support them and the community that surrounds them, are doing. This enables us to track our progress and determine what levers are the most effective in ensuring “all the children are well.” See how the children are doing in your community here.

#WhyWednesday: Dr. Tameeka Law Walker

Meet Dr. Tameeka Law Walker of Georgia Perinatal Consultants. Why does she invest in Greater Atlanta’s future as a member of our Tocqueville Society and African-American Partnership? For Dr. Law Walker, it’s personal.

Today, hear Dr. Law Walker share the why behind her commitment to her community.

Why child well-being? When children thrive, communities thrive. Across Greater Atlanta, volunteers, donors and community advocates are rallying around the Child Well-Being Movement – so that our region can be a place where every child, regardless of zip code, can reach their full potential. Right now, nearly half a million children in Greater Atlanta live in areas with low or very low child well-being scores. But together, we can change that! Learn how you can get involved.

#WhyWednesday: Stayce Michelle

Meet Stacye Michelle – Cole Women United member, Delta employee and tireless advocate for our communities! Today, she shares how her involvement with United Way began.

Are you ready to make giving a lifestyle? Everyone has a role in United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well-Being Movement. To change the lives of 250,000 children by 2027, we need volunteers, advocates and donors just like you! Learn more about ways to get involved.