Focus Area: High School Graduation
Since it began in 1999, African American Leadership Greenville (AALG) has grown from a group of 39 to more than 330 members contributing nearly $425,000 annually to this community. AALG serves to unite African American leaders in Greenville County under a banner of philanthropy, volunteerism and community change.
AALG members participate in a range of service opportunities, from mentoring teens in area schools to participating in United Way Hands On Greenville Day. Year-round networking and social events provide a great opportunity to connect with other community leaders, both personally and professionally.
New Member Celebration: Held during the first quarter of each year, this is an opportunity to meet new members, and hear what AALG has planned for the year.
Summer Soiree: This signature event encourages membership prospects and focuses on the upcoming campaign. Included is an outreach project to provide support for an identified community need.
Mentoring: AALG members connect with high school students in need of positive role models and provide a vision of what can be accomplished through hard work and education.
AALG MLK Dreamer Scholarship: Awarded to a deserving high school senior in Greenville County in pursuit of higher education, the AALG Dreamer Scholarship is awarded as part of the annual MLK Dream Weekend.
Talented Tenth Greenville Conference: This annual conference creates a platform for minority leadership, professional development and networking. AALG partners with Talented Tenth Greenville to provide quality educational sessions for members and attendees in the community.
Tavia Gaddy, Chair
Greenville Area Development Corporation
Lauren Johnson-Cummings, Vice Chair
Greenville One Center