Vice President Kamala Harris, right, takes part in a moderated discussion about climate change and clean energy during an appearance in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Monday, March 6, 2023, in Arvada, Colo. The stop was part of a nationwide tour to discuss the effects of climate change and to renew the focus on clean sources of energy.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Arvada on Monday to highlight upcoming federal investments to combat climate change, which she said will help accelerate the transition to clean energy, protect the western U.S. from drought and assist communities of color struggling with pollution.
Countdown to Founders’ Day 2023 begins!
Join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on our YouTube channel on January 16th for a celebration honoring our organization’s founding and impact over the past 103 years! #EmbraceTheSwell
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For 103 years, we have upheld our Founders’ vision, setting ourselves apart as an organization built on the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Learn more about who we are.
At a time in our history when many African Americans were migrating from the rural south to more industrious cities to gain access to education and better jobs amid racial discrimination and turmoil, three visionary student leaders wanted to make a difference and create a true impact. These collegiate men founded Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. on January 9, 1914, on the campus of Howard University with the distinct mission to pursue scholastic excellence and provide direct service to the community.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc set a new standard and culture of inclusion for Greek-letter organizations. This trailblazing brotherhood was the first organization to establish alumni chapters, youth mentoring clubs, collegiate chapters outside the U.S., and the only organization to have a distinct hand in the founding of a sorority, which they took further by making the partnership a legal entity and created a joint constitution between the two organizations. Your collective pact with our beloved sisterhood, the first and only of its kind among the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. infrastructure, is a powerful example and continues to exemplify what’s possible through collaboration and unity.
Today, with over 225,000 brothers in over 700 chapters across 4 continents, Phi Beta Sigma continues to be an essential part of communities around the globe, and you continue to build on the hope and legacy of your founders. They are proud of your hard work, dedication, and deep commitment to serving and transforming lives.
Happy Founders’ Day to our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. We celebrate and congratulate you today on 109 years of Culture for Service and Service for Humanity!
Happy Founders' Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® (AKA), an international service organization, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women.
Over the years, the sorority has established programs to provide and improve education, health care, international development, and strengthen the African-American community.
Locally, the sorority’s 1,046 undergraduate and graduate chapters in the U.S. and abroad continue to be pillars of outreach through programs such as feeding the homeless, providing college scholarships to young adults, hosting seminars for mental health awareness, and educational programs for the senior community. Nationally, Alpha Kappa Alpha has raised more than $2.1 billion to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities secure financial stability and accreditation. Internationally, Alpha Kappa Alpha members have answered the call to service by providing over 200 Power Packs per chapter on weekends and holidays for local children through their signature program CHIPP™ (Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack).
Today, over 325,000 women around the world who proudly represent this elite legacy celebrate 115 years of service to all mankind. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® is located in 12 countries including the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Nigeria, South Korea, South Africa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Led by International President & CEO Danette Anthony Reed of Dallas, Texas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, often is hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.”
Happy Founders’ Day to the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated!
Kappa Alpha Psi®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in the dark past of American history. The state of Indiana became the 19th state of the Union in 1816 and it founded Indiana University in Bloomington four years later. This city was largely populated by settlers from below the Mason-Dixon line and therefore found many sympathizers of the Southern cause. The state of Indiana became a stronghold for oppression.
In the school years of 1910-11, a small group of Black students attended Indiana University. Most of them were working their way through school. Realizing that they had no part in the social life of the university and drawn together by common interests, they decided that a Greek-letter fraternity would do much to fill the missing link in their college existence. On January 5, 1911 Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Incorporated was founded.
Locally, the fraternity’s 700 undergraduate and graduate chapters in the U.S. and abroad continue to be stalwart community servants through outreach activities such as feeding the homeless, providing scholarships to young people matriculating to college, serving as mentors to young men, and serving as hosts of seminars for public health awareness. Nationally, Kappa Alpha Psi ® has provided funds for St. Jude Medical Research Center to assist in the fight against childhood catastrophic diseases by raising more than $1 Million. Internationally, Kappa Alpha Psi® members have answered the call to service by proudly serving our military in wars since WWI and raising funds to assist those in need following natural disasters around the world, including hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons and earthquakes.
Today, the over 125,000 men around the world who proudly represent this rich legacy celebrate 112 years of impact. Happy Founders’ Day to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Incorporated.
Developing leaders, and promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities has been the foundation of the first National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. founded fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
From their long-standing commitment to voter engagement through their A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) National Program launched during the 1930s and The “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, established in 1922, which concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement, to their Charitable Foundation, which focuses on urban education and growing resources and partnerships to aggressively attack the lack of innovation, achievement, preparation often found in these environments, the men of Alpha continue to make a life-changing impact as they expand the service footprint in communities in need globally.
Wishing a happy 116th Founders’ Day to our National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. partner-in-service, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity!
On November 17, 1911, our fellow National Pan-Hellenic Council member organization Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on four principles: manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift, which they continue to exemplify today, from Canada to Bermuda, Germany to Panama where their over 750 chapters impact and transform communities.
Happy 111th Founders’ Day to the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
CONGRATULATIONS on 100 years of “Greater Service, Greater Progress” to the members of our co-laborer in transforming communities, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.! May your next 100 years be more impactful than the first!
Happy Founders’ Day to the Men of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated!