Our chapter, Acropolis Chapter 39
of Haverhil, MA has been around for a long time.
The membership from the founders right up to the present members, have worked very hard
to maintain the efforts of AHEPA and
keep the chapter's legacy alive.
A stands for American
H stands for Hellenic
E stands for Educational
P stands for Progressive
A stands for Association
copyright Ahepa Acropolis Chapter 39 2009 - 2019
In 1821, after nearly 400-years of Ottoman oppression, the Greeks bound together under a flag bearing the cross, to fight for freedom and justice in the land which gave the world democracy. Like the revolution which took place in America 45 years earlier, Greece would embark on a journey forever linking our two countries in their struggle for freedom and independence.
To this date we continue
the various goals as seen below
adding new ones as we grow
AHEPA is the largest Greek-American association in the world with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. It was established in 1922 by visionary Greek Americans to protect Hellenes from prejudice originating from the KKK, and in its history, AHEPA joined with the NAACP and B'nai B'rith International to fight discrimination.
The mission of the AHEPA family is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.
statement above taken from
Ahepa National Headquarters 2010
Our Hellenic heritage is what binds the
AHEPA family together. Its preservation is our deepest commitment. More than any other organization like it, AHEPA has stood firm in its defense of Hellenism - and in its efforts to make that heritage a vital part of the 21st century, by promoting Hellenic Studies programs in universities, and through initiatives such as our exciting Journey to Greece for young Greek Americans and Philhellenes.
Every year, AHEPA members provide hundreds of scholarships to promising young Greek Americans. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of outstanding young
men and women go to college, and go on to success. From high school seniors to post - graduate students and seminarians, AHEPA scholars across the country are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders and the latest chapter in the Greek American success story.
AHEPA is the leading Greek American philanthropic organization in the world - contributing over $1 billion to worthy
causes. From the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the reforestation of Greek mountains ravaged by wildfire... from building urban hospital centers and rural
health clinics in Greece to affordable housing for senior citizens here in America, AHEPA is where Greek Americans come together
to make a difference.
With 500 active chapters, AHEPA has the largest grassroots network of concerned Greeks and Philhellenes in North America. Combined with our Congressional scorecard and voter registration initiatives, this power gives AHEPA a unique ability to mobilize members on issues of importance to our
community and speak loudly with one
voice to our elected officials, and we do.
AHEPA stands for the Hellenic ideal of excellence - and our members are committed to keeping that ideal alive. Ahepans share a deep belief that each of us can and must strive to achieve excellence - and we work together to reach for that excellence which can only be found in man’s commitment to serving his fellow man. We invite you to join us today.
As Greeks we are proud of this country
and proud to be called "Americans".
Apollo Orchestra and Singers