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The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education (501c3) was formed in 2004 by members of the Xi Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, to increase its commitment to the Arlington community with educational and scholarship opportunities. The Foundation also sponsors numerous activities that benefit the community.

The purpose of the Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education is to enhance the educational and personal development of youth and provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education at an accredited college or university.

The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education will promote and generate funds for community programs conducted in Arlington, TX and the surrounding communities.


The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education sponsors or co-sponsors various activities on an annual basis that impact the Arlington community, to include: 


  • The Family Expo 

  • Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship 

  • Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship 

  • YES! (Youth Education Success) Summit 

  • Winter Emerald & Gold Scholarship Ball and Debutante Presentation 

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