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Updated July 6, 2013

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Contact: Rodney Dinkins, Assist Editor to the Sphinx or
Furman Jackson, Chapter President
Telephone: (864) 441-9067


Project Alpha successfully inspires good choices


Greenville, South Carolina - On Saturday June 22, 2013 the brothers of the Greenville, SC Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in partnership with the March of Dimes conducted their annual Project Alpha Seminar. The event was held in Greenville, SC at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Fifty-three male youths ranging from the age of 10 to 18 years old participated in this event.

The chapter collaborated with local community organizations in order to make this an impactful day for participants. Featured speakers were Dr. Kenneth Rogers of Greenville Health Systems, Mr. Stacey AshmoreCommunity Outreach Coordinator of Greenville Family Partnership, and Bro.Farroll Daniels – CEO of Save Our Sons. These speakers addressed topics related to self-respect, respect for others, bullying, teen pregnancy, gang violence and cyber-social responsibility.

In addition to the featured speakers, the chapter also coordinated with the local movement promoting 107 days of non-violence. This movement started in Birmingham, AL and has become a national movement that is currently underway in Greenville, SC. Participants – youth and adults – had the opportunity to sign a pledged committing themselves to 107 days of non-violence. The group received an overview of the movement from the local coordinator Pastor Curtis Johnson. The seminar was also supported by the local radio station 107.3 WJMZ.

The synergistic approach and vision of this year’s chairperson brother Chuck Ford was flawlessly executed. A solid and foundational message was conveyed to all of the youth participants, sponsors and parents who attended.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the nation’s first Greek-letter fraternity established by African-American college students. It was founded on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University. There are more than 750 chapters worldwide with over 100,000 members. Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is a local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in Greenville.

Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation ( was established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, our 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.

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.


Project Alpha Participants and Volunteers on June 22, 2013



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