What is AHEPA?

AHEPA is the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association – a group working to promote understanding of Greek culture and defending the rights of all minority Americans.

The Lord Baltimore Chapter is proud to be part of this great organization and to represent many great AHEPANs in the Baltimore Area. We work closely with St. Nicholas and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Churches and also support Annunciation and Sts. Magdalene and Markella. Please visit our website for more information.

The AHEPA Family consists of four organizations, namely: AHEPA (men), Daughters of Penelope (women), Sons of Pericles (young men), and Maids of Athena (young women). AHEPA has chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, and through its affiliate in Australia and New Zealand.

AHEPA is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization. Its scope is international with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and “sister” chapters in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of AHEPA Australia.

AHEPA was founded on July 26, 1922 in response to the evils of bigotry and racism that emerged in early 20th century American society. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into society.

Today, AHEPA brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence to the community.

Although a majority of the membership is composed of Americans of Greek descent, application for membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission of the organization.

Visit the National AHEPA Website to learn more about what it means to be an AHEPAN.