National Programs:

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

Project Alpha
Project Alpha is an effort between the March of Dimes Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  This program was developed to increase the knowledge of the African American male of the consequences of teenage pregnancy from the male perspective.  This program seeks to assist young men in developing an understanding of their roles in preventing untimely pregnancies through responsible attitudes and behaviors. 

The goals of Project Alpha are to: Reduce the rate of adolescent sex and pregnancy; stress the concept of abstinence as a personal choice while promoting the use of contraceptives to those that choose to be sexually active; increase the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body and the awareness of sexually transmitted diseases; clarify and emphasize the roles and responsibilities of fatherhood; and reduce the rate of sexual abuse and violence among African-American teens. 

Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College
“Go-to- High- School, Go-to-College” was established in 1920, and concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement.  Through this educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success.  Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulateSpecial Projects and Foundations

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters is a mentoring partnership that was implemented in 1991.  Alpha Phi Alpha and Big Brothers/ Big Sister assist each other in mentoring African-American boys and young men

MLK Memorial Foundation
The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit fundraising arm of the Fraternity.  The foundation’s mission is ‘to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by leading a collaborative funding, a design and construction process in the creation of a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change.”

Boys Scotts of America
Through this alliance, Alpha Phi Alpha focuses on mentoring through the Scouting Program.