Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pushing for excellence, from beginning to end

June 11, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra


Capucine Holmes

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES

Education is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable community — and the people of Las Vegas understand that it takes an all-hands-on-deck effort to lift our young people toward their dreams.

One organization that embraces this collaborative approach is Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., better known as the AKAs. Established in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, the sorority is the force behind several programs that focus on serving young people and guiding them to higher education.

The Las Vegas chapter of AKAs, under the leadership of president Dr. Celeste Hunter, have formed an incredible partnership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to provide financial support to high school graduates who are ready for college. These two organizations recently held their scholarship breakfast at the Texas Station, themed “Alpha and Omega: The Beginning and End.” They are leveraging their funds to make a strong impact — striving to reward excellence, encourage young people to dream big, and leave a lasting legacy in the community they love.

AKA’s 2017 Scholarship Awards Recipients

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Uplift Foundation

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