In 2011, a small group of Alpha Kappa Alpha women residing in Henderson, Nevada sought to expand the Sorority's presence in southern Nevada. Desiring to focus on serving the community and youth residing in Henderson, these women set out on tedious task of identifying other Alpha Kappa Alpha women wishing to reconnect with the Sorority. Through the loving and sisterly work of a few, more Alpha Kappa Alpha women were reconnected or reclaimed. Together, they set out on quest of becoming the second Alpha Kappa Alpha graduate chapter in the state of Nevada.
In adopting the identifier, The Pearls of Henderson, this diverse group of Alpha Kappa Alpha women, possessed a strong commitment to addressing the complexities of issues and concerns facing women of today while striving to achieve the goals of the Sorority. Upon receiving official interest group status on March 13, 2012, The Pearls of Henderson of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is fast becoming recognized for implementing programs and activities that enhance the growth and development of proud and successful in Henderson and the southern Nevada region.