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Alpha Men to Mentor Local Youth During National Convention in Texas

Written by Featured Organization on 01 July 2013.

Baltimore, MD -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the world's oldest intercollegiate fraternity founded by African-American men, will host its 107th anniversary convention at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Austin Hotel from June 25-30, 2013. Thousands of Alpha members from nearly 700 chapters spanning four continents and their families will descend upon the capital city to take part in 5 days of leadership workshops and service projects.

Alpha will kick off the public portion of the convention with a community service project in support of the fraternity's mission. Alpha members will invite youth from the Austin metropolitan area to participate in the "Leadership Development Institute" (LDI) program on Wednesday, June 26, at the Hilton Austin Hotel. This program will focus on service, team building and how good leadership yields success from the classroom to the boardroom.

"We look forward to holding our first convention in Austin and having a positive impact on the local community," said Mark S. Tillman, general president of Alpha Phi Alpha. "This convention is a tremendous opportunity for Alpha to invest in our members, the people of Austin and their future." Tillman, a long-time mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, is committed to investing in and mentoring youth throughout his tenure as general president.

As part of the "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" community/voter education program, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a public program at the Hilton Austin Hotel. The public program will focus on the United States Supreme Court's upcoming decisions on voting rights and race, and the recent actions by the court on affirmative action. Ari Melber, co-host of the MSNBC show "The Cycle," will serve as the keynote speaker. 

The program will take place on Wednesday, June 26, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

During the convention, Alpha will recognize two outstanding community servants by awarding them the highest honors the organization confers: the Alpha Award of Merit and Alpha Award of Honor. The Alpha Award of Honor will be presented to Cynthia A. Butler-McIntyre, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Butler-McIntyre, who has received numerous awards, continues to provide dynamic leadership to the sorority as they prepare to celebrate their centennial in Washington, D.C., next month. The Alpha Award of Honor is the highest recognition for non-members and will be presented to Butler-McIntyre during the public program on Wednesday, June 26.

The Award of Merit, the highest award given to members of Alpha Phi Alpha, will go to Darryl L. Wilson, vice president and chief commercial officer for General Electric Distributed Power. Wilson, a Houston resident, played a substantial role in implementing the partnership between the Alpha Phi Alpha College Life-to-Corporate Life (C2C) program and General Electric, which provides internships and potential career opportunities to distinguished collegiate members of the fraternity. Wilson will accept the award Saturday, June 29, at the Alpha Phi Alpha College Brothers' Luncheon.

In an effort to address the nation's unemployment rate, Alpha will hold a free career fair featuring Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The career is free and open to the public. It will be Friday, June 28th, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701.

With a focus on scholarship, Alpha Phi Alpha will also host the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant. This year, contestants from the University of Georgia, Penn State, Central State and Southern Universities will compete on Thursday, June 27, for scholarship prizes and the 2013 Miss Black and Gold crown. 

About Alpha Phi Alpha FraternityFounded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has continued to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its almost college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. The mission of Alpha Phi Alpha is to "develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy to the community."

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