Welcome to American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Athens Chapter (HJ1)
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is by far the largest Greek-American organization. Its scope is international - with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. 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.
AHEPA Hellas District 25
Hellas District 25 was established in October 2000 and today includes twenty four AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope Chapters and a Maids of Athena Chapter, totaling over 900 members. As a true international District we represent a membership composed of Greeks, Americans, Canadians, Cypriots and Australians with our common goal the fulfillment of the AHEPA mission.
The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.
An important component of AHEPA's mission is to create an awareness of the principles of Hellenism to society. These principles include a commitment to humanity, freedom, and democracy. The preservation and promotion of these ideals is where AHEPA has, and always will be, deeply committed.
AHEPA educates the community on these matters through symposia, forums, and conferences.
AHEPA Family Reaffirms Its Commitment To The Reforestation Of Greece
Athens, Greece, Oct. 12, 2000-The AHEPA family reaffirmed its commitment to the reforestation of Greece through the "Plant Your Roots In Greece" program at a tree-planting ceremony today at the U.S. Embassy. First Lady Hillary Clinton donated the olive tree that was planted by the AHEPA family, U.S. Ambassador to Greece R. Nicholas Burns, members of the community, and philhellenes.
According to Supreme President Johnny N. Economy, the "Plant Your Roots In Greece" program allows Greek-Americans and philhellenes to donate a tree in memory of their loved ones to help reforest areas of Greece devastated by wildfires.