Date: Saturday, April 20th Location: Harlem Hospital | Rm. 2163 | 506 Lenox Ave at 135th Street
One of our National Programs, Project: Alphas is used as a forum to have a real conversation with young men about the issue that they face on a daily basis. This project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-18 years. Designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. The three goals of Project Alpha programs are:
- Sharing Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.
- Changing Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.
- Providing Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.
If you are a young male, between the ages of 12 & 18, and what to participate in this program please respond to Brother Victor Perkins @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The $80.2 million stacked cube design of the Sugar Hill Children's Museum is quickly rising now on 155th Street just east of St. Nicholas Avenue right across the street from the Alpha House. This new construction has now been dubbed the Sugar Cube because of its striking geometric layout and the 13-story building will also have 124 units of affordable housing. Everything appears to be moving quickly now and the entire complex should be ready by early 2014. More in the New York Time | Art: LINK
On a warm summer night in August, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Gamma Lambda chapter successfully hosted their inaugural roll bounce event. The Riverbank State Park in Harlem was covered in Black and OLD gold as the brothers and their guests rolled around the rink in one of the hottest events of the summer. Two DJS rocked out for hours to some of the old school roll bounce songs and the latest hits.
Of course we couldn’t leave without an electric slide, cupid shuffle or wobble…on skates, and in the middle of the rink, that is. All we needed was some afro wigs, bell bottoms and multicolor shirts and you wouldn’t be able to tell us that we weren’t the resurgence of the Roll Bounce days of the 1970s and 80s. Some people were naturals, you know the type that twirl around the rink and backwards skate with minimal effort, others not so much – unless holding on for dear life as they scooted around the rink counts, and some fell (a lot) but we won’t count that.
Members of the National Pan Hellenic Council and a couple of Harlem based community organizations had a blast CHILLIN with the Harlem Alphas and we are looking forward to keeping the party going with some highly anticipated events this fall and next spring. All in All, Riverbank State Park was effectively frozen despite it being one of the hottest nights of the summer.
Check out the pics here: Facebook.com/harlemalphas