The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education was formed in 2004 by members of the Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to increase the commitment to the Arlington community with educational and scholarship opportunities. The Foundation awards annual scholarships to a male and a female high school student who plan to attend college, and who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and service.
The Foundation sponsors the annual Debutante Ball and Scholarship Presentation, where young ladies who are seniors in high school, are presented to society, and have the opportunity to obtain various scholarship awards to pursue their education.
The Foundation also sponsors numerous activities that benefit the community. In partnership with the Xi Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Foundation sponsors the Arlington Family Expo, which gives families a forum to increase their knowledge of issues affecting the family including health and economic issues. The Foundation is also the sponsor to the popular Youth Education Success (YES!) Teen Summit, which provides educational and networking opportunities for area youth grades 7-12.
All events are held in the Arlington, TX area. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity.