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First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All


Gamma Phi Lambda's Commitment to Community Service 

MLK Day of Service

Every year Gamma Phi Lambda and its partners lead the clean-up and beautification of Sobrante Park in East Oakland as part of the City of Oakland’s MLK Day of Service. The event includes participation of more than 350 volunteers who are able to choose various projects to support the effort. Some of the projects include painting and refurbishing park landmarks, picking up trash, pulling weeds, laying mulch and decorating the area with flowers.

Alpha Academy

The chapter manages the Alpha Academy program, a 3-year academic and leadership program for African American male students who are high school sophomores. Six students from area high schools are selected for the program and are paired with two mentors each – a college brother from one of our local undergraduate chapters and an alumni brother from Gamma Phi Lambda. Over the course of the three years, the cohort participates in various activities and a curriculum designed to promote academic excellence, develop leadership skills, and encourage community service. The ultimate goal is to make every participant college ready. In 2016, 100% of the graduating cohort attended college!

Leadership, Technology, and Innovation (LTI) Conference

The chapter hosts the annual Leadership, Technology, and Innovation (LTI) Conference to build a bridge between young men of color in the City of Oakland and the technology industry. The conference offers participants hands-on workshops to develop applied technology skills, information about the exciting careers in the technology industry with a special emphasis on STEM-related positions, and networking opportunities with young professionals in the field.

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