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African American Leadership Council of United Way

To positively impact the African American community by advocating effective initiatives through strategic partnerships, leadership development and volunteerism.

Advancing the education, income and health of African American males.

We are a diverse group of corporate, professional and nonprofit community leaders. As volunteers, our responsibility is to provide commitment, passion and a sense of purpose that propels our group to create impact and overcome obstacles. We are proud to commit time, energy and financial resources to build a stronger community. African American Leadership Council of United Way (AALC) is made up of more than 100 members and is led by a Joint Council along with a volunteerism, leadership development, strategic partnership and scholarship committee. We hope you will join us!

Lunch with Leaders
Our Lunch with Leaders program is designed to provide members with an opportunity to network and hear from some of the most dynamic African American leaders in the community with a goal of continuing to develop strong African American leaders in our local community. From Personal Branding to Mentorship, you will gain a wealth of knowledge from this series!

Real Men READ-y Program
In partnership with United Way and Read for Literacy, African American Leadership Council is mobilizing African American males to serve as reading MENtors to students in various Toledo Public Schools. To learn more about Real Men READ-y, click here.

Promoting Higher Education among African-American Males
In partnership with Lucas Country institutions of higher education, local high schools and both public and private organizations, the African American Leadership Council provides scholarships to promote the transition of African-American males from high school to college. 

Benefits to being a member
As a member, you will be on the front line of creating impact within the African American community. You will also be provided recognition, networking, development and volunteer opportunities.



When you give $250 or more to United Way of Greater Toledo, you can join the African American Leadership Council and any of our other affinity groups. If you are interested in learning more about African American Leadership Council of United Way, please contact us at or 419-254-4777 

 To see our Lunch with Leaders event presentation, please click here