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AHEPA is the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association a group working to promote Greek-American, Greek culture, US and Canadian relations with Greece and promote the rights of minority Americans. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association is a service organization founded on 26 July. ... A Greek-American is a citizen of the United States who has significant Greek heritage. ...


AHEPA is the largest association of US and Canadian citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes. It is comprised of some 500 local chapters across the US and Canada with headquarters in Washington, D.C. There are also a handful of chapters in Greece and Cyprus for US citizens living there.


The goals of the AHEPA are to promote Hellenism, education, philanthropy, and civic responsibility. The Hellenistic period of Greek history was the period between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome in 146 BC. Although the establishment of Roman rule did not break the continuity of Hellenistic society and culture, which...


The AHEPA was founded as a fraternity in Atlanta, Georgia in July of 1922 following growing attacks on Greek Americans and Greek American businesses by the KKK an others. Its initial mission was to promote the image of Greeks in America, assist them with citizenship and to fight against the KKK attacks.


With the full assimilation of Greek Americans its mission evolved toward philanthopy, education, and promoting and preserving the Hellenic identity of the Greek Americans.


Philanthopic efforts include $600 million in senior housing projects, extensive local and national scholarship programs, fighting Thalassemia through the AHEPA Cooley's Anemia Foundation and a Greek descent bone marrow registry. Thalassemia (American English) or thalassaemia (British English) is an inherited disease of the red blood cells. ...


The organization also works on education and advocacy in Washington on issues relating to Greece and Cyprus and U.S. policy.


The AHEPA Family consists of four organizations, namely: AHEPA (men), Daughters of Penelope (women), Sons of Pericles (young men) and Maids of Athena (young women).


AHEPA publishes The Ahepan, which is the second largest circulation Greek American publication.


The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association also maintians ties with the similar Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.


See also

AHEPA University Hospital (Greek: Πανεπιστημιακό Νοσοκομείο ΑΧΕΠΑ), also known as AHEPA Hospital, is one of the biggest hospitals in northern Greece, famous in the whole of Greece and based in Thessaloniki. ...

External links

  • The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • AHEPA Canada

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AHEPA (407 words)
AHEPA Australasia launches its appeal to assist the people of Greece by mobilising its members through their State and District Lodges to raise money to send to Greece.
On behalf of the entire AHEPA Family in Australasia we send our prayers and thoughts to those who have lost loved ones, their homes or possessions due to this tragic event.
The Order of AHEPA was first established in Australia in Werris Creek, a country town of New South Wales, in 15 August, 1934.
Order of AHEPA - Athens Chapter HJ1 (174 words)
AHEPA was founded July 26, 1922, in Atlanta, Georgia, by visionary Americans of Greek descent to protect Hellenes from the evils of bigotry and to help assimilate them into American society in the early 20th Century.
Although a majority of the membership is composed of Americans of Hellenic descent, application for membership is open to everyone who believes in the mission of the organization.
Hellas District 25 was established in October 2000 and today includes ten AHEPA Chapters, ten Daughters of Penelope Chapters and a Maids of Athena Chapter, totaling over 700 members.
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