National Programs

My Brother’s Keeper ®

Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper program, this service program developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brothers, their spouses, and widows who are retired, are elders, have disabilities and are ailing.

A Voteless People is a Hopeless People®

“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990’s, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.

Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College ®

The “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement.

Project Alpha ®

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.

March of Dimes®

In addition to Project Alpha, March for Babies® serves as an example of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – March of Dimes partnership.The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.

Special Initiative

Leadership Development Institute (LDI) ™

Mission is to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily sophomores to seniors, with vital leadership skills.

Chapter Initiatives

Alpha Esquires

Our Alpha Esquires, diverse males between the ages 12-17 in the Akron and surrounding communities, will be gain leadership, citizenship, personal growth and professional skills centered on promoting their success. Alpha Esquires is committed to the development of diverse young men academically, socially and personally with a central focus on higher education and service to mankind. The program aims to prepare young men to become the most respected and sought after socially conscious, college educated, black men who are leaders of our communities.

Scholarship & Recognition Awards

Our Go-to-School/Go-to-College initiative, which is a mandated National Program of our beloved fraternity, focuses on providing an environment of hope and possibility for high school students in their pursuit of higher education. Each year we honor disadvantaged Akron-area students who have shown outstanding academic achievements during their high school years. After over Forty- Three years we have awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships and are currently sponsoring 18 students at many different colleges and/or universities throughout the country.