Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Chapters will promote and market historically black colleges and universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs. Activities will include researching and publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs. Members will be encouraged to financially support HBCUs. Alpha Kappa Alpha will implement an AKA HBCU Endowment Initiative in partnership with EAF, in which an endowed scholarship will be established at each accredited four-year HBCU.
Signature Program: #CAPSM is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results.
Co-chairs Magnolia Clanton, Chelsa Jennings; Committee Members: Angela Davis, Audrey Davis, Franchesa B. Hargrove, Tomeka Sidberry
Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
Alpha Kappa Alpha 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.
Chair: Jaycynthia Robinson; Committee Members: Franchesa B. Hargrove, Sallie Howell, Constance H. Davis, Markita Clark-Evans
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Alpha Kappa Alpha will emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365 will highlight and promote successful African-American owned businesses with an aim toward spawning new entrepreneurial ventures in our communities by encouraging intentional support and leveraging the power of the black dollar 365 days a year. Operation AKA Assist will focus on implementing programs to assist those in need in various communities by directing attention to the plight of the homeless, including
Chair: Linda T. Mason; Committee Members: Sallie Howell, Carolyn Spain, Bertadean W. Baker, and Eva M. Clayton, Morgan Perry
Target 4: The Arts!
Alpha Kappa Alpha 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 will celebrate the contributions of African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance through student research and chapter sponsorship of student talent showcases. Salute to the Black Arts Movement will focus on student research and celebration of African-American artists during the Black Arts Movement. Chapters will champion activities that express the movement message and highlight members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who served as leaders and participants. Activities will include art events, poetry slams, dancing, painting, and performing arts.
Chair: Margaret Bullock; Committee Members: Audrey S. Davis, Jennie A.J. Franklin, Magnolia Clanton
Target 5: Global Impact
Alpha Kappa Alpha will engage in programming designed to enhance the international footprint of the sorority. National Global Impact Day. Chapters will engage in a community service project that has an international impact and will partner with organizations that make a difference worldwide. Global Assistance Activities. Chapters will engage in global partnerships that provide assistance to the underserved in international areas populated with people of color. Soles 4 Souls project will allow chapters to collect gentl y-worn shoes and transport the shoes to specified locations. Lions Club International will partner with chapters by collecting eyeglasses to prevent blindness, help restore eyesight, and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people around the world. Pillowcase Project. Chapters will continue to use pillowcases to make dresses for little girls and will expand the sorority’s efforts to include shirts for little boys. The pillowcase dresses and shirts will be sent to Haiti to provide clothing for children in need. Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP). Chapters will focus on refugees of color in the United States by partnering with organizations engaged in support activities that assist refugees and their families to integrate into American life. This includes literacy classes, educational training, and other necessary transitional support.
Chair: Magnolia Clanton; Committee Members: Eva M. Clayton, Wadie Ryan, Deanna Drumgo, Margaret Bullock, Leeza Mason
Updated February 3, 2022