..Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc..

Iota Chi Lambda Chapter

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National Programs

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

Goodwill is the monarch of this house, men unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings and depart friends.
-The House of Alpha

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. There are seven objectives to the program:

Objective 1: Assist in maintaining living environments that are compatible with participants’ levels of functioning
Objective 2: Assist in maintaining the upkeep of participants’ properties 
Objective 3: Assist with health care decision-making 
Objective 4: Provide companionship 
Objective 5: Provide legal services 
Objective 6: Provide transportation 
Objective 7: Ensure adequate supplies of food, water, and clothing, with special emphasis on disaster management and recovery.

Voter Education

"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 has 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.

[Verify with your secretary of state, county recorder or parish office your voting registration status and/or questions.]
Election Calendar 
Federal Election Commission (Quick Answers)
 You can't do anything unless you are sure that YOU are registered to vote:

Go to vote.usa.gov and register to vote. Sometimes brothers move from place to place and don't get registered right away. We understand, but now is the time.

Check with your loved ones see if they have registered. 
Your wife or (voting age) child might have moved with you. 
What about your co-workers? Church members? Chapter brothers? Are they registered to vote?