Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service
Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives.
The 2018-2022 International Program will focus on Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its nearly 300,00 members and over 1000 chapters, will have an opportunity to address community needs with programs in five target areas:
HBCU 4 Life: A Call to Action
We will continue our emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We will promote and market HBCUs, encourage students to attend HBCUs, and provide financial support to HBCUs.
Women's Healthcare & Wellness
We will raise community awareness about critical health issues impacting the quality and longevity of the lives of African-American women. The primary focuses will be Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, Heart Health, Nutrition and Wellness, and Care for the Caregivers.
Building Your Economic Legacy
We will emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building including savings and investment, managing debt, and improving credit. We also will focus on supporting and encouraging African-American businesses through entrepreneurship and “The Black Dollar 365,” where we will be intentional in patronizing African-American businesses all year long.
We will expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on the arts and celebrating the contributions of African-American artists. Program initiatives will showcase talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other visual and performing artists and media.
Through global partnerships, we will collaborate with organizations that provide assistance in international areas populated with people of color, including supporting organizations engaged in initiatives that assist refugees and their families integrate into American life.
The Signature Program is #CAPSM which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process.
A significant feature of this programmatic thrust is the launch of AKA UniversitySM!
This exciting new platform will serve as the umbrella under which education,
training, and leadership development will emerge so that members can enhance their
personal development and provide more impactful service to the community.
Community Impact Days
In addition to the program targets, the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration is pleased to continue Community Impact Days. Chapters will engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February)
1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day (May)
The Longest Day™ Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June)
Mental Health Awareness Day (July)
Childhood Hunger Awareness Day (October)