Our Work

EDUCATION

Mu Lambda Foundation is elevating the quality of education for children in need on a permanent, sustainable basis. Our Partners in Ending Illiteracy represent some of the smartest, most generous organizations across the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. These collaborations help us reach millions of children who can now experience the joy of reading and owning new books. We work with our partners, making it possible for us to lead the way in providing new digital content as well, so that the children we serve will be able to access reading as new technology unfolds.

The "Go-To-High-School, Go-To-College" program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-To-High-School, Go-To-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.

Project Alpha (1500 served) – Is a national sex education and responsible behavior program that Mu Lambda Foundation conducts annually. Project Alpha is provided to at least 10 schools per year in Washington, D.C. An estimated 150 students per year have participated in this program.

"A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People" was initiated as a National Program (irrelevant of party affiliation) of Alpha Phi Alpha during the 1930's when many African Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990's, the focus shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.

The Mu Lambda Foundation Beautillion Program (approximately 2300 served) – the Beautillion Program serves up to 20 high school seniors per year as participants in its Beautillion Program. To date, the program has served approximately 200 youth. An additional 100 youth have received scholarships from the foundation, beyond those who participate in the Beautillion Program. Through the community service projects of the Mu Lambda Foundation and the Beautillion Program, conservatively, more than 2000 people have been positively affected by the foundation’s activities. Those community service activities include AIDS Education Programs, Adopt-A-Block Cleanup efforts, Voter Registration Drives, Canned Food Collections, and serving meals at local food kitchens such as Martha’s Table.

MENTORING

Mu Lambda Foundation’s Beautillion Program has been in place for more than 17 years. Since its inception the Beautillion Program has mentored approximately 200 young men and provided approximately $310,000 in scholarships. The program has conducted more than 215 workshops, using at least 50 different pro-bono presenters.

The program maintains relationships with graduates well into and past their college years. Many past participants return annually to provide advice and encouragement to current program participants. Youth who participate in the program have formed lasting supportive bonds with the mentors and among themselves. These relationships have been reported as a great source of motivation throughout participants’ college experiences.

HEALTH

Mu Lambda Foundation is committed to increasing the numbers of healthy children and adults in our community. It is working with its partners to provide mobile oral health screening to children in the District of Columbia. In addition to oral screenings, oral health care videos, information kits, and information assistance on Dental Care providers and insurance is provided.

STABILITY

Mu Lambda Foundation funds and distribute food to the families.