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Alpha Lambda Delta Conducts School Supply Drive to Benefit THRIVE Academy in Newark

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Posted: Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

Saint Vincent College’s student organization, Alpha Lambda Delta, is conducting a school supply drive to benefit the THRIVE Academy in Newark, N.J., for its Saint Vincent College classroom.

Alpha Lambda Delta is an organization that continues to celebrate academic excellence among first-year students and has grown to more than 260 chapters and has initiated more than 850,000 students since its founding in 1924. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in their first semester of college and must be in the top 20% of their class in order to receive an invitation to join. Saint Vincent’s chapter currently has approximately 200 members and is active on campus with many service-oriented activities.

The THRIVE Academy is a part of KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, a national network of high performing public charter schools that operate in underserved communities.

Traditionally, all classrooms in KIPP schools are named after colleges, usually the alma mater of the teacher in each classroom. However, the THRIVE Academy named their classrooms in honor of students who previously attended and graduated from KIPP schools in Newark and who are currently living KIPP values in college.

A classroom at the THRIVE Academy in Newark, New Jersey, has been named “Saint Vincent College” in honor of John Joseph, a member of the SVC graduating class of 2014 who previously attended and graduated from the school. The mission of the THRIVE Academy is to support scholars from kindergarten to and through college.


Photo: John Joseph, graduate of the THRIVE Academy and Amanda Slowey, junior adviser of Alpha Lambda Delta with some of the items for Alpha Lambda Delta’s school supply drive to benefit THRIVE Academy. 


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