ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
ZETA UPSILON LAMBDA CHAPTER / RESTON, VA.
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.
Brother’s Keeper is a 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. Upon identification of need, the Brother’s Keeper Program also provides assistance to mature and ailing members of its communities. Limitations caused by advanced age place demands on family members, caregivers, and the larger community to ensure that elders remain independently functional. The goal of the Brother’s Keeper Program is to promote dignity and independence among Alpha family and community members who need help in keeping their lives and homes functional.
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.
"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.
In support of this national program, Zeta Uplison Lambda partners with The League of Women Voters of Fairfax.
If you would like to register to vote, check your registration status, find a polling place, or apply for an Absentee Ballot, visit the state of Virginia's Department of Elections for more information.
The following is a list of local Board of Elections bodies within the Northern Virginia Area.
Loudon County Election Board
Fairfax County Board of Elections
City of Fairfax Election Board
City of Alexandria Board of Elections
City of Falls Church of Elections
City of Manassas
City of Manassas Park
Prince William County Election Board
Virginia Public Access Project