LOCAL PROGRAMS

BANSAGO FOOD BASKETS

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with other Bloomington and Normal Social and Greek Organizations collaborate each Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season to deliver food baskets to needy families. The organizations have been providing relief and spreading holiday joy for over 20 consecutive years.

Bansago

UMOJA BLACK GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Umoja Black Graduation Ceremony continues the tradition that has been established at many colleges and universities where African-Americans and students of color comprise a small percentage of the student population. Recognizing that many high school students often encounter similar feelings of isolation and under-representation during formal recognition ceremonies, the Umoja ceremony provides students of African decent the opportunity to celebrate their culture and heritage while being celebrated by their community for their academic accomplishments.

BEAUTIED-TO-GREATNESS

Beautied-To-Greatness is a 7 week etiquette program geared towards young African American boys between the ages of 8-13. Young men are provided with fashion tips for success, grooming advise, proper dining techniques and other skills and training that will serve them well into adulthood. The program was initially started in 2010.

FATHERHOOD COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

The Fatherhood Community Breakfast was originally started in 2014 as the Father & Son community breakfast. The original concept focused on building stronger relationships between men and their sons. In efforts to be more inclusive versus exclusive, the concept was changed to include father's of sons and daughters, coaches, mentors and positive male role models in the Bloomington-Normal communities. Each year the Men of Alpha presents the A.L.P.H.A awards (Acknowledgments in Leadership, Professionalism, Humanitarianism and Academics) to local community leaders exemplifying manly deeds.