Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

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The Brothers of the Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter (RAC) conducted three community
clean-ups of historically black communities in the city of Richmond. One example of a
historically black community is the Jackson Ward community. Jackson Ward was once known as the “Harlem of the South.”

In September 2021, the Brothers of RAC participated in a 5k in support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kappa League members joined these Brothers as we ran along the James River. The RAC also raised over $500 which was donated to the St. Jude Organization.

In November 2021, Brothers of RAC supported Richmond City Councilman and Brother Mike Jones for his annual Turkey Drive. This is the third year the Chapter has supported this effort. Over a dozen Brothers were present to hand out over 1,000 turkeys and other food items to the community.

In December 2021, the RAC Brothers joined community members to hand out toys in a local housing project. Brothers assisted by providing toys and organizing the toy drive in Mosby Court in the city’s East End area.

January 2022- RAC brothers prepared and served meals to families at the nonprofit “Doorways”. This organization is one of the largest hospitality houses in the country. They provide lodging for patients and families who have to travel to Richmond for critical medical care. We are happy to have them as an annual partner.


Brothers in group photo at the Back Pack Giveaway

August 2022-RAC Brothers donated over 50 backpacks to local nonprofit “Dreamers Academy Foundation”. These backpacks supported students enrolled with Richmond Public Schools.

September 2022- The Chapter led an initiative in conjunction with The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and Capital One. We provide over 100 backpacks and supplies to students at Carver Elementary (Richmond Public Schools) and Virginia Union University. The Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond partnered with Capital One to collaborate on a back-to-school event in support of students at George W. Carver Elementary School and Virginia Union University (VUU). The organizations collaborated to encourage community engagement and offer support to students at VUU and Carver Elementary.

 “Providing students with the necessary resources for school helps establish a sense of pride for the new academic year,” The bookbag drive took place at Carver Elementary School and students will receive a 19-inch backpack with various school supplies including but not limited to; pack of pencils, pens, erasers, a sharpener, a 12-inch ruler, glue sticks, one notebook, two pocket folders, a pack of crayons, a pencil case, scissors and two highlighters. In addition to the backpack drive, the VUU Band and cheerleaders were on-site at Carver Elementary to engage with the public and will later march to VUU as the university hosted its first football game of the season. Health screenings were also conducted for both children and adults, to ensure families check their vitals and provide health resources in the community.