Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood
"Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® since 1908. With the theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy."
The 2022-2026 International Program has 6 Initiatives.
Our administration created a “Foundation Initiative” to strengthen our bonds to support our service mission. This initiative is called:
Strengthen Our Sisterhood
The remaining five initiatives will serve as the “Program Initiatives” which include:
Empower Our Families
Build Our Economic Wealth
Enhance Our Environment
Advocate for Social Justice
Uplift Our Local Community
More information can be view at our national website www.aka1908.com/programs
Area of focus:
Soror Squads are focused on building greater bonds of sisterhood around common endeavors or activities through intimate small groups.
AKA Pals will allow members to create cross-regional relationships to allow for greater fellowship.
Random Acts of Sisterliness
Random Acts of Sisterliness offer an opportunity for members to share random acts of care and compassion.
“We Are One” AKA Service Day
During our annual MLK Day of Service, all members will join together to volunteer and serve the community side-by-side.
Undergraduate and graduate members, across all life stages, will engage in a modern, interactive, and high-impact leadership development program.
Areas of focus:
For Members Only TM Credit Union
For Members Only Federal Credit Union will be the FIRST, Black-owned, woman-led, sorority-based, digital banking financial institution in the history of the United States.
Financial Wellness & Planned Giving
Financial wellness and planned giving efforts will assist members with legacy planning supported by expert members and wealth management partners.
Sister Circles are accountability groups designed to help set and achieve personal savings, investing, and giving goals.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs will focus efforts to promote, celebrate, enhance, reach, raise visibility and offer access for greater revenue-generating opportunities.
Black Dollar Days
Black Dollar Days will be held during the month of June with a focus on leveraging our collective buying power to funnel revenue to Black-owned businesses and brands.
Areas of focus:
Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization
Voter education, registration and mobilization efforts will empower communities to utilize their most powerful tools of community change and advocacy during local, state, and national elections.
Public Policy Forums
Public Policy Forums will create convenings of non-partisan, open dialogue on policy challenges and the direction of our country.
Candidate Forums are non-partisan public events featuring candidates running for office who wish to express their positions on issues.
Public Servant’s Guides
Public Servant’s Guides will provide concise overviews highlighting women of color currently serving in political leadership positions along with information on how to create a pathway for women in politics.
Areas of Focus:
Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPP™)
CHIPP provides weekend and holiday meals for children within local communities and is targeted to be Alpha Kappa Alpha’s most ambitious childhood hunger program to date.
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
YLI is a youth-led and highly interactive leadership development program designed to empower and engage youth, ages 11-13.
Mental Health Awareness
During Mental Health Awareness month, we will use our collective efforts to fight stigma and raise awareness related to depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Our Seniors focus on ensuring these members can actively participate in all AKA activities. We also will focus on providing educational programs and workshops to support senior members as they navigate senior life priorities.
Areas of focus:
Celebrating Local Community Impact
This recognition program celebrates chapters that have made an exceptional impact in their local community.
Chapter Collaboration Recognition Program
This recognition program acknowledges chapters that have collaborated to combine resources and efforts by maximizing the impact in their community.
Local Community Service Grants
This grant opportunity is for notable local community service projects completed by an individual chapter or chapter collaboration.
Areas of focus:
Chapters will track and measure the collective environmental impact of our largest tree planting effort to date.
Community and Home Gardens
Chapters and individuals will create community and home gardens to reduce negative environmental impact and promote sustainable agriculture.
Waste reduction efforts will engage individuals and communities in eco-friendly practices to reduce household waste.
Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day
Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day is an annual event to safely dispose of unused electronic devices and securely shred old paper documents resulting in reducing the burden on landfills and natural resources.