Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions


AHEPA stands for the American, Hellenic, Educational Progressive Association. This name was created by the original founders and represents what is now the oldest and largest Greek heritage membership organization in the United States.

With over 400 chapters worldwide, Ahepa promotes true values of ancient Greece, which involve Hellenism, Education, Civic Responsibility, Family & Individual Excellence and Philanthropy. Ahepa is committed to advancing these ideals in our communities & neighborhoods. We invite you to join Ahepa and your fellow PhilHellene Americans in continuing these goals and ideals. This will enabled Ahepa to achieve leadership in championing our cause of education thru scholarships and the advantages of higher education.

The Daughters of Penelope is the women’s affiliate organization of AHEPA, focusing on philanthropy, education, and the promotion of Hellenic ideals.

AHEPA promotes education through its scholarship programs, educational activities, and support for Hellenic studies programs at various educational institutions.

Yes, AHEPA has youth groups known as the Sons of Pericles and the Maids of Athena, aimed at young men and women respectively, to foster community service, cultural appreciation, and leadership skills.

AHEPA offers a variety of programs including educational scholarships, housing for the elderly, community service and philanthropy, cultural preservation, and support for civic responsibility and individual excellence.

Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and ideals of AHEPA. Prospective members can apply through a local chapter or through the national website.

There are many ways to contribute to AHEPA, including volunteering, donating, or participating in local chapter events. Interested individuals can contact their nearest chapter or visit the national website for more information.

The AHEPA National Housing Corporation is a service of AHEPA aimed at providing affordable housing to low-income elderly and disabled persons, along with necessary services to support their physical and social needs.

The emulation of ancient Greek culture, civilization, principles and ideals, including humanism, reason, the pursuit of knowledge, the arts, moderation and civic responsibility.

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