One of the 5 objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is “To inspire service in the public interest.” We at the Trenton Alumni Chapter believe that a genuine commitment to serve our community, the under-privileged and those in need is not a chore. It is a privilege!
So we seek opportunities to “inspire service in the public’s interest” throughout the Greater Trenton/Mercer County area where we have the resources and wherewithal to do so. It’s been said that the greatest expression of love is to give to others at the expense of self. We give of our time, talents and resources to our community because we love our community.
Here are some of the many ways that we serve our community:
In 2022, Trenton Central High School a combined $11K in scholarships was awarded to graduating seniors in Mercer County thanks to TAC, the Trenton Kappa Foundation and the new $5K Dr. Crosby Copeland Scholarship. Recipients (including one former and one current Kappa Leaguer) are attending top colleges and universities this fall.
Each year, in partnership with the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter conduct a social media campaign for Sickle Cell Awareness to inform the community regarding Sickle Cell Disease and to raise money to contribute to the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey.
The Trenton Alumni Chapter volunteered to work with the The Trenton LiteracyMovement, Inc. (TTLM), a nonprofit working to improve reading outcomes for children in Trenton, NJ, to participate in “Read Aloud.” This unique online reading initiative seeks to expose early readers to children’s books and inspire a lifelong love of reading. TTLM invited members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Trenton KappaFoundation (TKF) to read some of their books online. The result is a series of informative and touching videos of books read on location in the Children’s Room of the historic Trenton Public Library.
This past December, our Kappa Koat Drive distribution was a combined effort between the Trenton Alumni Chapter and the Trenton Kappa Foundation. Chapter Brothers delivered over 250 coats to students at four Trenton schools and the Trenton Housing Authority.
Each year, the Trenton Alumni Chapter partners with the Trenton Kappa Foundation and 1911 Smokehouse BBQto encourage all eligible voters to register and vote. The “Your Vote Matters” campaign reaches thousands. By seeing members of our community supporting get out the vote efforts, we hoped to encourage everyone in our orbit and city to get ready, get registered, and VOTE!
Every year, our Chapter Brothers and Kappa Leaguers get together to support families in need during the holiday season. This past year, we distributed 30 turkeys and $2,220 worth of gift cards to 20 families! In all that we do, we strive to inspire service in the public’s interest.
In partnership with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter hosted a Virtual Pre-Fight (Roy Jones Jr. v. Mike Tyson) party to raise money for Scholarships for deserving young people
Each year, the Trenton Alumni Chapter provides cheer to community residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. For Thanksgiving we offer turkeys and food baskets. For Christmas, we offer food, toys and other gifts. As part of our most recent Christmas give away, we were able to provide lap-tops to deserving young men.