American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
|Hellenism||Promotes Hellenic Studies programs in universities, and through initiatives such as Journey to Greece for young Americans and Philhellenes|
|Education||Offers hundreds of scholarships each year to promising young Greek Americans to go to college.|
|Philanthropy||Contributes over $1 billion to worthy causes, including the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, to the reforestation of Greek mountains ravaged by wildfire, to building hospital centers and health clinic in Greece, to affordable housing for seniors in the United States.|
|Civic Leadership||With over 375 active chapters, AHEPA has the largest grassroots network of concerned Greeks and Philhellenes in N. America. Maintains a Congressional Scorecard, lobbies, and has led voter registration drives.|
|Individual Excellence||AHEPA stands for the Hellenic ideal of excellence. We work together to teach and reach excellence.|
AHEPA is the largest and oldest American-based Greek heritage grassroots membership organization with over 530 chapters chartered in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. It was established in 1922 by visionary Greek-Americans to protect Greek immigrants from prejudice originating from the KKK and also to help Greek immigrants assimilate into American society.
For over 85 years AHEPA has been a proud part of the Greek American Success story.
Our founding fathers shared a dream to build a better life for their families in a new land. But when they encountered discrimination and violence in their new home, they stood up together, and they stood as one founding AHEPA to protect their families, defend their rights and fight for their dreams.
When those battles were won, they worked even harder. To secure for their countrymen the same opportunities they had won through struggle and sacrifice, they helped thousands to become the first in their families to attend college. They raised over $150 million in war bonds for their adopted country in its time of need during World War II, and in more recent years, over $400 million more in affordable housing for seniors citizens.
- + Monthly meetings/fellowship
- + Holiday gatherings
- + District Convention
- + Official representative of Greek ethnic groups on the Kansas City Mayor's Ethnic
- + Enrichment Commission
- + Fundraising participation in the Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival
- + Celebratory Dinners and movie showings for Greek Independence Day and "Ochi Day"
- + Represents Greek Culture at several local festivals
- + Charity donations local, national and international causes
- + Lecture Series sponsor
- + Major financial supporter of the Greater Kansas City Area Greek School
8100 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212