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AAL Helps 2300 students get access to HBCUs

Updated: Dec 7, 2019

The Distinguished Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Alpha Lambda chapter, continue to leverage opportunities to engage our local community. It is with our unwavering commitment to Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for All Mankind that we strategically pursue the implementation of our national programs one of them being our Go to High School - Go to College initiative.  Within the last 12 months, we have partnered with public middle schools and high schools throughout the city of Newark, as well as schools in other parts of the region, to provide mentorship and guidance in developing a vision and passion for higher education. This past November, we partnered with the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Alpha Omega, to facilitate the 21st Annual Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair hosted on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus. At this event, approximately 2,300 students, inclusive of high school students from Newark, New Jersey, as well as those from across the tri-state area descended upon the lively urban campus to interact with recruiters and representatives from over sixty (60) of the most reputable Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation. Numerous young people meeting criteria specifying their readiness for college were accepted onsite to the college or university of their choice. Many of these young people will be first-time college students, shifting the trajectory of their families for generations to come. We look forward to expanding these efforts and partnering with for-profit and non-profit entities who will help facilitate exposure and access to institutions of higher learning and collaborate with us in providing the financial resources needed to navigate the cost required to remain and complete the journey. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Alpha Lambda chapter takes great pride in helping to create opportunities like these which present young people with access to higher education choices.

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