Chapter Programs

  • Program Initiatives

    Inspired by a dedicated investment of human capital and a bold commitment to the principles of basic human rights, we shall devote our talent and resources to this cause. Awareness, advocacy and action are the primary vehicles for the worldwide delivery of our service initiatives. We invite you to join us on this journey and accept this great mission: Launching New Dimensions of Service. 

 
  • Target I: Educational Enrichment

    Members will engage in the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND℠ with efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential.  ASCEND℠ will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. Students in the ASCEND℠ Program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks℠. Members will donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over the four year period.

    Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, Think HBCU℠ to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.

     

    Target II: Health Promotion 

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness.

     

    The Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Support Program will generate awareness and support for Alzheimer's programming and research. Alzeimer's disease is one of the fastest growing health challenges among African Americans.

     

    Stroke and Heart Disease Awareness will remain a focus area as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a major stroke prevention awareness campaign with emphasis on hypertension management, diet and exercise.

     

    Mental Health will be highlighted as members bring attention to the mental illness among diverse populations with low utilization of mental health services.

     

    Target III: Family Strengthening

    Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Family Strengthening Programs will target critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means.

    Community based Childhood Hunger Initiatives will be launched in partnership with local agencies, food banks and community pantries.

    The Family Seasonal Wraps℠ Program will be offered as the sorority sponsors a major initiative to collect and donate hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, sweaters and other seasonal wraps for families in need.

    Fiscal Responsibility Programs will be initiated as members work with partner organizations and families to help increase their understanding of budgeting, basic financial planning and benefits of home ownership.

     

     

     

  • Target IV: Environmental Ownership

     

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will implement high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the underserved communities.

     

    The AKA 1908 Playground Project℠ will be launched to ensure children have safe and inviting places to play. Sorority members will restore and renew 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds with its Restore, Refresh and Renew Project℠.

     

    Through its Acts of Green Program℠ members will promote environmental sustainability by encouraging recycling, litter prevention and waste management through daily green efforts in local communities.

     

    Target V: Global Impact

     Sorority members will implement the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project to prepare today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society. Alpha Kappa Alpha members will work in partnership with the UNA-USA (United Nations Association) to expand understanding of the UN, its mission and focus. A biennial Intergenerational Model U.N. Conference will be convened.

     

    Through its renewed Africare partnership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters will implement youth hunger initiatives on the continent of Africa.

     

    Community Impact Days

    Alpha Kappa Alpha members will implement International Community Service Days annually  to highlight the organization’s collective impact in program target areas:

     

    • 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)

     

     College Prep

    Designed to provide college preparation workshops, materials, information and a mentor for females in 9th through 12th grades enrolled in Marietta City and Cobb County high schools.

     

    Golden Citizens

    The chapter host programs and activities designed to raise awareness of financial and health concerns relevant to seniors whilae providing an opportunity for fellowship with other senior citizens and members of the chapter.

      

    Kids Club

    The program is designed to provide students in the 3rd through 5th grade with concepts of earning, saving and spending money wisely, in additional to healthy eating practices, environmental sustainability, and health related information for the family. Each session includes a hands-on learning activity that encourages student's learning and participation.

     

    Scholarship

    The Scholarship Program establishes criteria and the selection process of the recipients for the chapter's scholarships.  Since the creation of the  scholarship program, the chapter has awarded more than $235,000 in scholarship funds to young ladies who are graduating seniors in Marietta and Cobb County Schools. In addition to exceptional grade point averages the recipients much demonstrate leadership in their academic and extracurricular lives and volunteer through the community.