An Altruistic Commitment To Community

               

   

 

 

 

Kappa Community Project, Inc. promotes youth development in science, technology, engineering and math. Our key program components include STEM Enrichment, Character/Leadership Training, Academic Planning, College and Career Preparation, and Parent Education. Our programs are designed to help youth in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area and surrounding communities successfully complete higher education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and serve as positive role models and contributors to their communities. We rely on contributions and sponsorship to support our programs.

Kappa Community Project, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity.

Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2952968.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dorian Bohler
President
Morehouse College (BS Physics) Georgia Institute of Technology (BS Mechanical Engineering) Wayne State University (MS Physics). Engineering Physicist at Stanford University National Accelerator Laboratory - I'm passionate about solving various technical challenges and writing state of the art software to run physics experiments. My ultimate goal is to become and entrepreneur in the tech industry. Kappa Alpha Psi Berkeley Alumni Polemarchs' Award / Al Ashley Fellow - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory / National Science Foundation - AGEP Fellow / Dansby Prize for Physics Morehouse College. I want to help students overcome social and educational barriers which may prevent them from achieving their goals. I aim to accomplish this by exposing students to STEM careers and advocating for educational resources to mentorship, tutoring, and scholarships.
Jeffery Brown
Vice President
Mississippi State University-Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Project Engineering Manager-Information Technology Specialist, Mojazz Enterprise, LLC Better Process Control Certification, Key Concepts of Safety Certification, Kaizen (TPS) Certification, Advance Programming Certification, Computer Sales & Marketing Award, Metasys GPL Engineering Certification I want to utilize my experience in education, career and daily life to provide a continuum of engaged learning, research,service opportunities, and mentoring for young students.
Dr. Terrell Gray
Chief Financial Officer
Southern University, Baton Rouge (BS - Electronic Engineering), University of Phoenix (MBA - Technology Management), University of Charleston (Ph.D. - Executive Leadership). Senior Western Regional (USA) Sales Executive for Brooks Instrument: Semiconductor Industry professional with 22 years of experience in driving sales, service, business development and marketing functions to maximize business profitability with extensive exposure in business footprints globally. I excel in developing business to new geographies, establishing strategic partnerships to increase revenue; building & maintaining relationships with key corporate decision-makers and establishing high profit accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Strong technical engineering foundation combined with creative innovation of sales/marketing.
Lewis Jordan
Board member
Fisk University Bachelors of Science in Sociology , Rutgers University Executive Directors Education Program, Executive Director Marin County Housing Authority In this capacity , I am responsible for housing 12,000 low income residents in Marin County. I manage an annual budget of 40 million . My biggest goal in the work I do is to partner with government entities and community based organizations such as schools , job training ,and health care agencies to better address systemic issues relating to generational poverty. As a former public housing resident I understand both issues and opportunities residents often face. Member of Kappa Alpha Psi since 1979 ,Former President Rockford IL Branch NAACP, Board Member Marin County YMCA, Secretary California Association of Housing Authorities Advisory board member Marin City Fatherhood Council , Marin Promise Backbone Team As a man that grew up in a community and environment very similar to that which our young men are living in today, I clearly understand some of the challenges and the avenues to deal with those challenges. My involvement with Kappa Alpha Psi / Guide Right allows me to contribute to a proven measurable process that can result in a transformation that is truly needed in every young mans life. As a parent of a son , I know first hand how important it is to have other men reiterate messages , expectations and assurances to boys as they navigate through life.
Dr. Terrence Satterfield
Board Member
Stanford University (B.A. Human Biology); University of Washington (Ph.D. Genetics) Research Scientist in the Department of Research and Drug Discovery at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. I am responsible for using cell-based systems to understand the molecular mechanisms of genetic diseases. I develop cell-based systems for the evaluation of potential new therapies for genetic disease. I want to help students learn how to think critically and to problem solve. I would like to help students learn how to separate truth from fiction and how to apply knowledge in ways that help them to achieve their personal goals.
James DeFrantz
Board Member
"Dartmouth College (BS Economics) Univerity of San Francisco- Juris Doctor Pacific Coast Banking Schhool-certificate in Bank Management " James Defrantz, CRCM, CAMS, J.D. Principal-Virtual Compliance Management Services LLC, has 30 years of experience in financial service regulatory compliance. He is a specialist in compliance in consumer and real estate lending; BSA; CRA; Fair Lending; Consumer Operations; Non-Deposit Investment Products; Note Department Operations; Assessment of ALL and Credit Approval Process. He has served as a Senior Compliance Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco; as an Analytical Manager at the Office of Thrift Supervision; and as a Commissioned National Bank Examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). . He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Management and Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialist. Certification in Anti-Money Laundering, Certification in Risk and Compliance, Board Member-Village Connect (NonProfit agency)  I believe that all people have greatness within them.  The ability to think critically and to use our inherent gifts and talents is withon each of us.  I want to help our Kappa Leaguers develop their own ability to think critically and challenge the stereotypes and mischaracterizations that often are attached to young men of color.  I believe that in doing so, they will acheive academic sucess. 
Frederic Roots
Board Member
San Francisco State University (BA Political Science) Experienced people and business manager, and community organizer for civic and philanthropic causes. I currently operate in big box retail for a 60 Million dollar portfolio. Club One Fitness CEO Recognition- recognized for thought leadership contribution on HR matters. Helping students in under served and under resourced communities, overcome social and learning barriers to achieve their goals is personal to me. Having come through Oakland Unified School District, I am all too familiar with what the various henderences and distractions a student is faced with, that could drastically alter a student's trajectory. It is important to me to mentor students so that they may lead young and enriching and cultivating lives. To this end, one day the students I mentor become their own testimonials for the Next Generation
Michael Dudley
Board Member
University of Virginia (BA Sociology) US Naval War College (MA National Security and Strategic Studies) Serves as the Director, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Stockton, California. Responsible for managing over 300 civilian and 28 military personnel; and 12K contracts valued at $62.5B. DCMA Stockton area of operations (AOR) includes three Streamlined Commands; DCMA Sacramento, DCMA Seattle, and DCMA Boeing Seattle. The AOR includes over 1200 contractors producing goods and services for the US military located in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Nevada.  30+ years of strategic, business, and technical leadership experience in leading, managing, and improving Army/Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition and contracting organizations and activities.   Graduate of the Defense Leadership and Management Program, the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program, Senior Executive Leadership Course; and the US Army Defense Ammunition Center and School. Recipient of numerous performance awards including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence, the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award in 2014 and 2013, the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award in 2009, 2007 and 2004; and the DCMA Exceptional Civilian Service Award as well as annual performance awards every year. I want to help students visualize the opportunities available to them via a career in public service.  As a career civil servant, I have served alongside many bright and outstanding military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) while working in 41 countries and 49 of the 50 states.  I have worked with a variety of DoD contractors producing cutting technology including aircraft, unmanned vehicles, missiles, space systems, armored ground vehicles, sensors, advanced visual displays, medical treatment advances, and electronics.  I want to help students establish and set in motion the plan to finish school, go on to college, and prepare themselves for the future.   
James Parrish III
Board Member
University of California Davis BS-Psychology; San Francisco State University MA-Aministrative Education; MS Marriage Family Therapist & School Counseling Serves as Middle School Principal at Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School in the Jefferson Elementary School District. "Kappa Alpha Psi Polemarch Award and Diamond Awardee; SFSU Black Faculty & Staff Association Academic Award of Excellence, U.C. Davis Student Community Service Award " "My experience in higher education has fostered a strong belief in public education and the commitment to be a champion for educational reform. As an African-American man, I understand the need for positive role models for young people in every field of human endeavor. I have dedicated my life to mentoring and support young people."
Tyrone Guillory
Board Member
University of California, Berkeley (B.A. Business Administration), Strategic Planning Manager for Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with multi-billion in retail sales in 2015. Tyrone is developing and managing key retail portfolios for multiple youth and adult leading brands such as Levi's Dockers, Williamson Dickies, and Wolverine. Markets include the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, he is the Director for the Accounting Career Awareness Program which is an accounting based residency week long program that has been established to expose minority high school students to the career opportunities available in accounting, finance and other business related fields. I would like to help students by mentoring in every capacity. I love helping grow and develop people's potential.
Lateef McCloud
Board Member

GALLERY

A picture is Worth a Thousand Words

SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARSHIP

2016 Kappa Alpha Psi Community Project Scholarship Recipients

Myles Youngblood - Aliyah Walker - Theodore Chatman - Azisa Todd - Christian Holt - Kennedy Mason

2015 Kappa Alpha Psi Community Project Scholarship Recipients

Daroda Brown - Isaiah Berry - Jaeda Smith - Khari Wright - Sydney Dean

2014 Kappa Alpha Psi Community Project Scholarship Recipients

Isaiah King - Loren Lassister - Olivia Lucas

KAPPA LEAGUE

Letter From The Director

The Berkeley Alumni Kappa League program is a developmental program that provides the necessary training for leaders of tomorrow. We typically enroll middle school students and provide educational resources until they graduate from high school. Our ultimate goal is to help young men gain admittance into four-year colleges and universities. We seek to work with individuals who have demonstrated the potential to be high achievers, but are currently under-performing. At the middle school level we help students overcome barriers to academic success by:
  1. assessing their academic performance in core curriculum.
  2. providing needed educational resources.
  3. developing good study skills.
We teach our high school students principles of disciplined lifestyles that are required to attend the nation’s top colleges.  We are currently focused on developing a fundraising strategy, which will allow us to continue to extend the program to new students while providing scholarships for our graduates. In this third year of our pilot program, we are looking to expand our program and provide scholarship support for our inaugural class of boys who will be graduating from high school in 4 years. To do this good and needed work, we seek financial support from individuals, organizations, and/or corporations that see the value that our work affords our community.

-Dorian Bohler

President, Kappa Community Project

Saturday Academy

Kappa League Magazine

Kappa League Calendar

Kappa League Application

Mentoring

 
Current Scholarship Application
During the past 58 years, Berkeley Alumni's Kappa Alpha Psi Community Projects, Inc. has awarded over 700 Scholarship to deserving high school graduates. This program has been the cornerstone of the organization's national Guide Right Program. Students have attended and graduated from schools from the East Coast to West Coast and from Ivy Leagues to traditional Black Colleges. After students are selected for scholarships, members of Kappa Alpha Psi, follow-up on their progress through graduation. Many of the matriculating students return from college to speak with new student scholarship winners.


The Scholarship application and guidelines are available by clicking on the link below:


Kappa-Alpha-Psi-Scholarship-2016-2017
SUMMER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

Registration will be available on June 1, 2017

Students will explore computer science fundamentals through the usage of the programming language C/C++. Topics will include: compiler basics, strings, functions, arrays, and pointers. Students will also experience hands-on use of Arduino single board computers with accompanying kits including motors, sensors, and other electronic components.        

Actual Workshop (Saturday Only Dates):

July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23,  september 30.

Workshop Schedule (link)

 

CONTACT

Reach us for additional information via Postal Mail : 164 Monaco Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566 or via E-mail with the Submission below.
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