April Alpha News Update

April Update

  



Brothers at UL Win Tidal Community Service Contest

Recently, members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity won the "Social Wave for Change" contest put on by music streaming company Tidal.  The grand prize is a free concert by rapper Lil Wayne. Fraternity members collected more than 7,000 bottles of water for...
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Philadelphia Brothers Committed to Service!

  

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. continue to lead the way by providing educational and leadership opportunities for youth while uplifting communities.

Since 2009, the Alpha Leadership and Scholarship Fund has allowed the local Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter to continue its tradition of awarding scholarships for college, and tuition for leadership training, to deserving low-income African-American male high school students.

“The scholarship truly was a blessing from God as it was able to help lessen my financial worries,” said 2014 scholarship recipient, Jaylen Williams...

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Education Foundation Scholarship: Please type all information. The essay should be thoughtfully and clearly written, but succinct. The application will be rated on appearance, verifiability of information, clarity, and evidence of achievements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2016. Scholarship Award is $2,000.

Distinguished Collegian Award: Please type all information. The essay should be thoughtfully and clearly written, but succinct. The application will be rated on appearance, verifiability of information, clarity and evidence of achievements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2016. This is a non-monetary award. A plaque will be provided to recognize brothers’ academic achievement.
  
  
          

Theta Mu Chapter Gives Back to Elderly

The Theta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. hosted a community service event at Green Acres home to give back to the elderly community.

We’ve actually done a community service there three times this year,” Theta Mu member Nelson Ayodeji [Theta Mu '15] said. “Bonding with the elderly really stuck out. A small thing like conversing with them or playing...Read More

Brothers & Sorors Clean Up Byrd Lake

Members of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Individuals Concerning Education (a collective group of students from local high schools), and the Three Rivers Audubon Society recently... Read More
  
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Brothers Do Good Work, Bad PR:
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This is a story about a chapter that put together a great event and creative way to raise money for our March of Dimes partnership. The problem is we do not know which chapter it is or which school, and we do not have a photo or quote from a single brother. This is something to take note of when you do an event that the media may cover...Read More
  
Brother Powell's journey from Poverty to Prosperity

Kevin Powell [Zeta Eta '08] was born into extreme poverty; he refused to let that limit him. He got into college against all odds and went on to become a respected writer and community activist—a path he shared at Alpha Phi Alpha’s 17th annual Black and Gold Ball.

“There are so many issues happening...Read More
  
'Brother to Brother' Uses Mentoring to Teach HS Students Sex Education

Anthony Kiekow [Theta Lambda, '11] covers the fourth annual event, which was organized by doctors at Mercy Hospital, members of the '100 Black Men,' and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. “They can...Read More
  
Epsilon Theta Lambda Chapter Honors Coach Cal

Some coaches shy away from “ankle biters.” Not Cal Simons. The 60-year-old Bermuda Pacers Track Club coach adores working with young children.
“They’re a lot of fun,” he said. “Sometimes... Read More
Brother Hodges, 83, Phila, Enters Omega Chapter

Dean R. Hodges [Gamma Zeta, '51], 83, of West Oak Lane, who rose from humble beginnings in Georgia to become a busy veterinarian with two offices in Philadelphia, died Saturday, March 6. He died of peripheral vascular disease at ... Read More
  

Send us your stories for consideration in the monthly Alpha News Update and The Sphinx magazine. Please e-mail completed stories and high-quality photos to SPHINX@APA1906.NET.

Have you or a brother you know have been elected to office at the state or national level? We want to know. We want to inform the brotherhood so that they can support your public service and stand alongside you in effort to serve our communities. E-mail us at SPHINX@APA1906.NET.

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