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The fraternity’s national programs are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters.

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" (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.

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.

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.

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Alpha Phi Alpha’s National Initiatives are programs and activities that are sustained through collaborative efforts, memoranda of understanding, and/or outside financial assistance, which Alpha chapters are encouraged to implement.

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program was implemented during the fraternity's 1990 General Convention.The two organizations signed an agreement to assist each other in reaching their goals of working toward the positive development of African-American youth and empowering their families and communities.

The Boy Scouts of America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity have goals and objectives which make for a "natural alliance" between the two organizations. Through this alliance, the two organizations are achieving their goals by utilizing the Scouting program to its greatest potential as a programming resource. 

The College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C) was created to develop the human resources of Alpha Phi Alpha and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with corporate partners resulting in rewarding career opportunities for the members of Alpha Phi Alpha and increased critical mass of diverse talent for its corporate partners.

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. 

Alpha Phi Alpha and the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps, has entered into a partnership that will send brothers abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Brother who serve as Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When brothers return home, they bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of their communities.

The mission of the Alpha Phi Alpha World Policy Council (WPC) is to address issues of concern to our brotherhood, our communities, our nation, and the world. The council has been charged with applying sustained and profound intellectual energy to understanding an alternative means of bringing about the resolution of problems at the community, national, and international levels; expanding fraternal and public knowledge of such problems, and engaging public discussion about them. The council, in fulfilling its mission, is non-partisan, gives consideration to domestic and international issues, seeks the counsel of experts in relevant fields, provides perspectives on specific problems, and, where practicable, recommends possible solutions that may have a favorable impact on African Americans, the community, the nation, and the world.

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The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit charitable arm of the fraternity, which focuses on scholarship, programs and training and development of the membership. Education Foundation encompasses the implementation of Go-to-High School, Go-to-College; Project Alpha; First of All, We Vote; The Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest; The John Hope Franklin Collegiate Scholars Bowl; The Hobart Jarrett Debate Competition; Leadership Development Institutes and the professional and personal development thrusts of the fraternity—Alpha University. Donate today to help the Education Foundation reach its goals.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote scholarship and academic achievement and provide resources, services and advocacy to the global community. Recent efforts of the Foundation have been focused on urban education and growing resources and partnerships to aggressively attack the lack of innovation, achievement, preparation often found in these environments. Some current programmatic efforts include technology based efforts to maximize the human capital found in our inner city school systems and prepare them for future academic and corporate success. A second prong of this urban initiative is Edward W. Brooke Scholarship Program for collegiate youth who wish to enter the academic field and work in disadvantaged urban school districts. The foundation is also looking into other programs that may provide a broader impact at the early education phase for children.

The Foundation was commissioned in 2008 by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to serve as the funding engine for the philanthropic programs and initiatives of the organization. Toward that effort the foundation is focused on endowment creation, corporate and individual charitable fundraising, programming development to impact local, national, and global communities.

Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation

Established as an "economic development corporation to promote, preserve, and protect the infrastructure of our community. The Foundation has developed a unique approach to effect positive change." The Alpha Village represents a project built and purchased by Alpha men and a forward step towards an economic development movement.

The Jewels Heritage Project, Inc. (JHP) is a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to reclaim, restore and revive two historic properties, previously neglected, which are a part of American history, and were instrumental to the founding of the first intercollegiate fraternal organization for African Americans, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. JHP intends to accomplish its mission in two phases.

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