Alpha Phi Alpha’s special Initiatives are programs and activities that are sustained through collaborative efforts, memorandum of understanding, and/or outside financial assistance, which Alpha chapters are encouraged to implement.
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America
The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program was implemented during the fraternity’s 1990 General Convention. The two organizations signed an agreement to assist each other in reaching their goals of working toward the positive development of African-American youth and empowering their families and communities.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity have goals and objectives which make for a “natural alliance” between the two organizations. Through this alliance, the two organizations are achieving their goals by utilizing the Scouting program to its greatest potential as a programming resource.
Leadership Development Institute (LDI) ™
The mission is to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as who, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily sophomores to seniors, with vital leadership skills.
College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C) ®
The College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C) was created to develop the human resources of Alpha Phi Alpha and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with corporate partners resulting in rewarding career opportunities for the members of Alpha Phi Alpha and increased critical mass of diverse talent for its corporate partners.