Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. Programs remain the heart of AKA. The size and scope of services provided to our communities have grown and significantly improve the quality of life for all who reside within our service areas.
The program theme for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.The International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service. A summary of each of the five program targets for 2018-2022 is provided below.
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.
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will continue its focus on education with an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Chapters will promote and market historically black colleges and universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure. Activities will include researching and publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs.
Interested in learning more about historically black colleges and universities? Here’s a complete list of HBCUs from the Department of Education. 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.
Target 2: Women's Healthcare and Wellness
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will continue to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. The primary focuses will be breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregivers.
• Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
• Heart Health
• Nutrition and Wellness
• Care for the Caregivers
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth-building including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit.
• Personal Financial Planning and Asset Accumulation
• Credit Repair and Monitoring
• Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365
• Operation AKA Assist
• Financial Tips and Resources
Credit Education Month (PDF)
Target 4: The Arts
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts and by showcasing talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other artists.
Salute to the Harlem Renaissance
Salute to the Black Arts Movement
Target 5: Global Impact
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will engage in programming designed to enhance the international footprint of the sorority.
National Global Impact Day
Global Assistance Activities
Soles 4 Souls
Lions Club International
Pillowcase Project C
Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP)
Through its renewed Africare partnership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters will implement youth hunger initiatives on the continent of Africa. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the international website.
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.
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.