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Black Doctors COVID 19 Consortium
We have been presented with a great opportunity to contribute to the ongoing battle against COVID-19. This initiative helps the Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium, stem the tide of the pandemic as it ravages our community. The coronavirus has now infected more than 4.8 million people around the world. African Americans, Hispanics and other minority populations are disproportionately being affected by the virus and the illness it causes: COVID-19.
Many leading health experts point to underlying medical conditions, including heart disease and diabetes, as one explanation for why minority populations are seeing high rates of sickness and death from COVID-19. These conditions are more common in African Americans, Hispanic and Native Americans. They also happen to be leading risk factors for severe illness from the coronavirus.
We have anonymous donors that will match the SML donations up to a total of $900. We thank these donors who will amplify our giving. I am confident that our Chapter can maximize the generosity of our donors by donating at least $900. Given the urgency, we are asking that all donations be made within two weeks of this posting. Please have all donations in by midnight on June 10th, 2020.
The Ithaca 1906 Education Fund
This tax-exempt 501c3 organization was created to fund educational programs, and to provide scholarships to male high school graduates who reside in Montgomery or Chester Counties in Pennsylvania and graduate from schools in the same counties. We believe that there exists a high correlation between higher education and increased earnings potential. One barrier to higher education is the economic situation of a student’s family. While Montgomery and Chester Counties are wealthy based on per capita income, studies show that there are areas within these counties where a disproportionate number of families are economically disadvantaged. We believe that scholarships to institutions of higher learning can lead to increased enrollment of students, who might not otherwise be able to attend colleges or universities. This increased amount of college graduates from our area will lead to a higher probability of financial success for these students’ future families.
The Jewels Heritage Project, Inc.
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.
Phase I: JHP will acquire the original site where Mr. and Mrs. Archie Singleton’s residence at 411 East State Street, Ithaca, New York, once stood. We will then build a monument park that will replicate the original façade of the former residence and provide a place where the local community service projects can take place.
A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. during the 1930’s when many African-American 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 1900’s, the focus shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.
Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper program, this National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s senior brothers, their spouses and widows; Brothers who are retired and have disabilities or ailments; and vulnerable community members.
"The Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" is a National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Your contribution will help us to assist more students through mentoring, tutoring and other programs to improve their results.
This collaborative project provides education about issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and its implications, sexually transmitted diseases, intimate violence, and sexual exploitation for youth ages 15-18 years old. A National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Project Alpha is designed to provide youth with current and accurate information about these issues. Project Alpha is delivered as a full day workshop. Your donation is greatly appreciated.
Sigma Mu Lambda Brotherhood Committee Fund
The Brotherhood Committee of Sigma Mu Lambda Chapter focuses on intentionally creating opportunities for Brothers to experience the joy of fraternal kinship. It is also responsible for engaging with Brothers who have moved into the area or who have not been as involved with the Fraternity due to life events and other commitments. This committee sponsors fellowship activities throughout the Fraternal Year to foster the spirit of Brotherhood and to help Brothers to meet each other, and exchange greetings.