Alpha Memphis Education Foundation acquires former Whitehaven Branch Library | 7/16/2013, 9:44 a.m.

Founding in 2002, AMEF "promotes, encourages and empowers youth by providing at risk and economically disenfranchised citizens with opportunities to fulfill their dreams." The foundation hosts educational seminars, community-based workshops, and mentoring opportunities as part of its outreach programming. Through its main program, Youth Leadership Development Institute, the foundation seeks to "destroy the systemic problems faced by the community."

The foundation also hosts an annual memorial golf tournament and the Black and Gold Gala. It gives back to the community through its annual scholarships to deserving high school seniors entering their freshman year in college.