The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. (TPF) has a presence in the Gainesville/Alachua County community by implementing programs of service. Throughout the community, there are organizations that have been the beneficiaries of our financial support, primarily the Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In conjunction with the women of the Mu Upsilon Omega chapter, TPF current efforts include:  

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Educational Enrichment

In partnership with the Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the ASCEND℠ program is the vehicle of which to facilitate activities designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential.  Provide academic enrichment and life skills training to support the journey to college or vocational employment.  The ASCEND℠ Program will focus on Achievement, Self-awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental skills.

 

 

 

Health

This year, TPF will host the seventh annual Pink Dress Luncheon, thereby shedding light on breast cancer, research, and treatments.

In addition, through continued partnership with the Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. there will be promotion of the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to promote health awareness in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and mental illness.

Family Strengthening

Partners with local agencies, food banks and community pantries to target critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means.

Environmental Ownership

Implement programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the local community.

Global Impact

Partner with the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) to prepare today’s youth for an increasingly global and complex society.  Partner with Africare to implement youth hunger initiatives in Africa.