Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, Inc. 

      P.O. Box 5263    |    Greenville, SC 29606-9998  |     (864) 735-0880


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Announcements

The page list the Foundation's announcements, press releases, and opportunities. Please contact the foundation at contact@gglapa.org with any questions or comments about the information listed below. 

AGF Sponsors 2018 Robert Anderson, Jr. Golf Outing on June 2nd

posted Mar 19, 2018, 9:22 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 9:42 PM ]



All monies must be received by May 18, 2018

Register now at https://rwacgo-cliffs2018.eventbrite.com

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is sponsoring the Robert Anderson, Jr. Charity Golf Outing at the Cliffs at Glassey. The charity event will contribute to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Greenville Foundation as you join our members and other donors for an exclusive round of golf at the Cliffs at Glassy Golf Course.

The golf event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, starting at 11:00 am.
Funds raised by this event are used by Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation to execute Foundation efforts to include, but not limited to:                              

 More information about our efforts can be found at www.alphagreenville.org/efforts

Contribution and event selections:

  • A round of Golf at Cliffs at Glassy ($101.00)
  • Post-Golf Meal ($25.00)
  • Foundation Contribution* ($74.00)
  • $200.00 Total payment plus credit/debit card fees
* A receipt for this amount will be furnished indicating the contribution made to the 501c3 Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation.

JVOC continues to promote Oatorical expression with Students

posted Mar 5, 2018, 5:16 AM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina - The Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation was proud to continue is our 10-year partnership with Furman University to promote oratorical skills with High School Students in Greenville County, with the Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Contestant. (JVOC).

Since 2008, AGF has sponsored the Joseph Vaughn Oratorial Competition and this year we had five finalists compete in the event which was held at Springfield Baptist Church, on McBee Avenue in Greenville South Carolina. 



This year's five finalists were as follows:

 

Zharia Anderson

Legacy Charter High School
10th Grade

 

Cole Dawson

Riverside High School
10th Grade
 



Amanda Harris
J.L. Mann High School
12th Grade

 

Asha Marie
Larson-Baldwin
Wad Hampton High School
12th Grade

 

Bobbye Webb
Eastside High School
12th Grade




The contestants spoke on this year's theme, " The Next Civil Rights Movements: What Direction Should It take?", with 4-7 minute speeches and were evaluated by a panel of three judges on the following areas: Content, Delivery, and Language. All the finalist gave outstanding speeches. However, the results of our competition were as follows:



1st Place Amanda Harris
2nd Place Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin
3rd Place Zharia Anderson

Prizes were 1st place, $450, 2nd place, $250, and third place, $150. All other finalists received a certificate and participation prize.




Joe Vaughn-Small
This competition is named in a honor of Mr. Joseph Vaughn, the first African-American student enrolled at Furman in 1965. Vaughn was a Greenville
native and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and was well known for his language and oratory skills. "He was a person who knew the English language and how to use it," said Chandra Dillard, Director of Community Relations at Furman. "You would often need to refer to a dictionary after hearing his speeches". Furman University commemorating 50 years of campus desegregation.

Community volunteers served as judges and Upsilon Alpha Chapter, the local College Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at USC Upstate had roles as presiding host and tabulator during the event. Below are this year's winners and a list of all of the participants. Thank you to all of our contestants and their families as well as our great sponsors for the financial support they gave for this event.

Award Program & College Fair focus on Youth Choices

posted Feb 3, 2018, 10:53 PM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation again sponsored their 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program & Dr. Rudolph Gordon College Fair at Furman's University Center on Saturday, February 3rd.

This is one of many of programs that are inspired by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s national effort, “Go to High School, Go to College”, which started in 1916. The Foundation along with Gamma Gamma Chapter held this program with Furman University, continuing its nine-year partnership with conducting Martin Luther King, Jr. events.

The Rudolph G. Gordon College Fair started at 9 AM and featured 10 college representatives from Clemson University, University of SC, Furman University, Greenville Technical College and Spartanburg Methodist College. The Youth program started at 11 AM and featured 73 of the 264 of the 2018 MLK Youth Award winners from all the fourteen (14) High Schools in Greenville County. Last year, with the help of local High School District, we awarded more than 300 awards in five categories: Academics, Art, Athletics, Leadership, & Music.

"Choice followed by action is the way MLK promoted change", said Bobby Clark, Program Chair. "We hope to encourage these talented students to choose to further their education and become brighter lights in the greater beloved community". Keith Barksdale, Foundation Chairman, closed the program by "thanking the parents and the greater family that helped to bring our winners to this program. "

College Fair held two concurrent seminars on Financial Aid & College Life during the program for students and parents. the Financial Aid session, led a Financial Aid Director Bonnie Carson Durham, give advice to parents about the Financial Aid in South Carolina. The College Life session was led by Brother Jeremy Richardson along with students from USC Upstate, Clemson, and Furman University. Light refreshments were served at following the award program.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantaged and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on August 24, 1941. The Chapter was chartered as third Alumni chapter in SC under the Fraternal administration of Bro. Ray W. Logan, 16th General President, and Bro. Jos. H.B. Evans, General Secretary. For more than seventy years, and under the Umbrella of the National Organization, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter set as her objective to carry out the mandates of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind".

MLK Scholarship Gala Ticket available online now!

posted Dec 29, 2017, 7:52 AM by Bobby Clark

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Greenville, South Carolina - The Scholarship Gala is the oldest celebration of MLK Day in Greenville, SC; with the first event being held in 1977. It has been co-sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University since 2008. 

This event serves four purposes for the Upstate Community. 

  • First, it serves as a lead event for the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter's and Furman University's community celebration of Dr. King's Legacy. 
  • Second, this is the primary fundraising effort for the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship, which is awarded to Greenville High School Students in April of each year. 
  • Third, the Gala serves as an opportunity to educate local youth about Dr. King’s Legacy and various programs that promote positive examples for youth to emulate. As a part of this effort, the Gala features in various presentations and information about Dr. King’s message and programs which are ideal examples his description of “Beloved Community”. 
  • Finally, the Gala is where we announce the latest award of the Martin Luther King Citizenship Award for Upstate of South Carolina.

This year, Mr. Stacey J. Ashmore, Community Child Activist, has been selected as the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner which was presented at Gala. In addition to presenting the winner of this year's award, the Gala is the longest held annual Commemorative event MLK Holiday for the Upstate and serves the culminating event for the Foundation's fundraising efforts. 

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

Stacey J. Ashmore named 2018 MLK Citizenship Award Winner

posted Dec 20, 2017, 1:37 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 5:27 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - If you are a champion for high risk and under privileged youth in the community, you’ve likely heard of Stacey Ashmore. Stacey has worked in our communities for more than 25 years with community patrol officers, helping to decrease gang activity, with his church, feeding, housing and clothing the homeless and in the Greenville Juvenile Detention Center, mentoring youth by "feeding" them both mentally and spiritually. 

Stacey is dedicated, trained and committed to challenging, motivating, educating and delivering life skills that are changing the lives of many of the youths that he intervenes with. His great passion is helping to enrich the lives of others, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Stacey has been trained in a range of modalities including instructions in victim support, drugs of abuse and drug endangered children, violence in schools, gang awareness and youth violence, law enforcement and safe schools, diversity and mental health training, and Call me MISTER Leadership training. He is long-time presenter of AGF sponsored Project Alpha Program


Due to his exemplary commitment to community services, Stacey Ashmore has received many Outstanding Awards to include the “Max Heller Award”, Certificate of Appreciation for Mothers Raising Sons, “Fast Appreciation (Families and Schools Together)” and “Most Dedicated to the Cause Certificate of Excellence” by the Housing Authority of The City of Greenville.


Stacey is a fun-loving husband, father, grand dad, sibling, and nephew and of great importance “Child Advocate”. He was born, educated, raised and lives in Greenville, SC. He attended Tuskegee University where he studied Physical Education and African American History. Stacey currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator at Greenville Family Partnership, where he continues to work with other organizations and churches to support positive youth initiatives for youth at risk and youth in the Greenville Juvenile Detention Center. 


We are extremely proud to select Stacey Ashmore as our 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award Winner. Please join us as we honor his work at the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Gala on January 7, 2018. 


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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

Responsible Life choices emphasized to Local Male Youth

posted May 22, 2017, 6:54 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated May 22, 2017, 6:54 PM ]

More than 70 youth are empowered to make responsible decisions at annual Project Alpha Seminar

Contact: Chuck Ford, Bobby Clark
Program Chair: Chuck Ford
Event occurred on July 16, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM., Greenville, South Carolina
Questions please contact Chuck Ford, contact@gglapa.org or (864) 325-2809 (cell)

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Some attendees at the Project Alpha Seminar at the Kroc Center on July 16th. 
 
Greenville, South Carolina - On July 16th, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, in partnership with the March of Dimes and Alpha Greenville Foundation with our Foundation sponsor, Piedmont Natural Gas, sponsored our annual Project Alpha Seminar. Walmart of Travelers Rest was an important sponsor for the event which was held at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. More than seventy youth ranging in age from 10 to 18 participated in this event which emphasizes responsible decision making as many life situations were discussed at the seminar. 

Collaboration was a key element to the success of the program. "Even if the program is called Project Alpha, we know it takes all of us to send the message to youth to make responsible choices," stated Bro. Chuck Ford, Program Chair. "The goal is to impact young men with accurate information and role models who have made good choices.”

The chapter collaborated with the local community to make this an impactful day for all participants. Featured speakers were Reverend Darrin K. Johnson (ΑΦΑ), Pastor, New Prospect Baptist Church, Attorney Christopher Jackson, lawyer with The Department of Social Services, Mr. Stacey Ashmore – Community Outreach Coordinator of Greenville Family Partnership, and Bro. Patrick Gramblin (ΑΦΑ), Purchasing Manager at BMW Manufacturing. The speakers addressed topics related to self-respect, respect for others, bullying, how to interact with members of the law enforcement agency, teen pregnancy, gang violence and cyber-social responsibility.

Collaboration with other community groups was a key element to the success of the program. "Even if the program is called Project Alpha, we know it takes all of us to send the message to youth to make responsible choices," stated Chuck Ford, Chair of the Program. "The real goal is to impact young men with accurate information and role models who have made good choices.”

The attendance this year was consistent with previous years and highlights the continued efforts to reach into the local community. A solid message was conveyed to all of the youth participants, sponsors and parents who attended.  

Mr. Stacey Ashmore informs participants
about STDs and prevention.

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The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. They fund programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies. Established in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to put an end to polio, the March of Dimes accomplished this mission within 20 years. Following this victory, the March of Dimes turned its attention to saving babies from birth defects -- mental and physical problems that are present at birth.

Today, the March of Dimes is one of the largest voluntary health agencies in the country, with 92 chapters nationwide. There is a 60-year track record of breakthroughs that save babies, including neonatal intensive care units, surfactant therapy, fetal surgery and folic acid education. Seventy-five percent of funds spent go to research and programs.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

Project Alpha 2017 scheduled for July 15th

posted May 22, 2017, 6:53 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated May 24, 2017, 10:55 PM ]


Project Alpha is a set of educational seminars for adolescent males conducted collaboratively by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes. First developed in 1980, the program's goal is to assist young men with making responsible life decisions. The program will have several speakers on various topics related to male life experiences. There is an emphasis placed on the notion many life decisions have consequences and they should be aware of those consequences. 

Parents and young adult males between the age of 12-17 can attend and can register online by July 15, 2017. All attendees are required to have parental consent because of the frank nature of the discussions and topics that are discussed. Online registration participants should bring their tickets to the event. 

For more information about the Project Alpha agenda, you can contact the Program Chairman, Chuck Ford, at (864) 325-2809 or send an email to contact@alphagreenville.org.

AGF Names 2017 LHC Scholarship Winners

posted May 20, 2017, 10:58 AM by Bobby Clark

Congratulations to Jared Dakota Dawson and Kai Alexander Standifer

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is proud to name our selections for Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for 2017, Mr. Jared Dakota Dawson (Riverside High School) and Mr. Kai Alexander Standifer (Maudlin High School). Each will receive $750.00 per year for four years for attending a college of their choice by Spring 2018. 

"We are very proud to be supporting these two students with their college careers. We expect great things from both of them", Jimmy Durante, Scholarship Chair and Treasurer of AGF. AGF awarded two students this year to fill the void, since we didn't have four students to support. AGF Board members attend award ceremonies for winners, when possible. 


Mr. Kai Alexander Standifer of Simpsonville, was one of the 2017 LHC Scholarship winner. Along with Mr. Jared Dakota Dawson (Riverside High School, not pictured)

Since 1987, the Gamma Gamma Lambda chapter has coordinated and given the Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship which last year gave three $3,000.00 scholarship ($750 for four years), and has given more than $74,000 in scholarships to worthy local high school students.

These scholarships are based on the whole person concept, which encompasses academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, athletics and service to the community. Also, an applicant's financial need will be considered in the selection of the scholarships. As started in 2004, the scholarship application requires two letters of reference from the community.

More about the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship can be found on the program for the Scholarship.


JVOC Broadcast is available on @AlphaGreenville

posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:59 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 9:01 AM ]



Furman University, Traveler's Rest, South Carolina - Our 2017 Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition was held on this past Saturday (February 18th) at Furman University. The thirteen (13) finalists competed with seven minutes orations on the topic of “Hope, Harmony, Humanity: Are They Still Relevant in Contemporary America?”. 

AGF recorded the final round on twitter's periscope feed and the re-broadcast will be available on our account until the end of this month.

 

300 Students selected for the 2017 MLK Youth Program

posted Feb 2, 2017, 4:10 AM by Bobby Clark

RSVP online at https://mlkypgcf-2017.eventbrite.com/ by Friday, 2/3/17

Travelers' Rest, South Carolina- Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is again holding their Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Award Program for High School Students in Greenville County. This program has been held in Greenville for more than 37 years and seeks to recognize talented students and encourage them to stay in school and attend college. Awards are given to students by a selection determined by each High School and cover five different areas: Academics, Art, Leadership, Athletics, and Music. 

This year, AGF is recognizing 300 students in those categories, a record number of winners for this event. The winners are selected from all High Schools in Greenville County and the program will offer two unique options for students and parents. 

The first option is the morning's events will include a College Fair and more than a dozen universities are scheduled to attend. That college Fair is named after former superintendent, Dr. Rudolph Gordon who served in Greenville County for many several years. Dr. Gordon passed away in 2012 and we are proud to honor him for his dedication to education in Greenville. 

As a part of the fair, we also have two seminars for student and parents. the first will be on the first year of College where students from Furman, USC-Upstate, and Clemson University will serve on a panel and give their experiences of their first year. The final session will have Finanical Aid Advocate, Lakishia Dinkins, speak about how to start the Financial Aid process for students. 

the final part of the program, is the Awards ceremony where winners will receive their award and light refreshments will be served. A group picture of the MLK winners will be take after the ceremony. 

All student winners should have been contacted by their High School Guidance Office and give a information sheet on the event.  We are asking all winners who plan to attend the program to RSVP online at https://mlkypgcf-2017.eventbrite.com/ by Friday, February 3rd. 

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