Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood

SOAR logoSince 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives.

The 2022-2026 International Program will focus on Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood, seeking to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members.

The International Program consists of six initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration's "Foundation Initiative", and the remaining five will serve as the "Program Initiatives":

Strengthen Our Sisterhood

For more than a century, our sisterhood has served as the foundation for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. We will intentionally take time to fellowship and form lifelong relationships based on affinity, love, trust, respect and shared goals and interests, while concurrently building on our foundationt to serve others.

Areas of focus:

AKA Soror Squads: Soror squads are focused on building greater bonds of sisterhood around common endeavors or activities through intimate small groups.

AKA Pals: 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, volunteer and serve the community side-by-side.

Leadership Development: Undergraduate and graduate members, across all life stages, will engage in a modern, interactive and high impact leadership development program.

Empower Our Families

Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue will take a multi-generational approach to fortify families within our communities by addressing child hunger and promoting positive youth development and leadership, mental well-being and senior life.

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: 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.

Build Our Economic Wealth

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is launching our most progressive and revolutionary economic initiatives this century. We will further encourage and equip our members to place key strategies into action to build personal, organizational and community economic wealth.

Areas of focus:

For Members Only™ 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: 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.

Enhance Our Environment

Alpha Kappa Alpha will employ select strategies to optimize our collective ability to improve and protect the environment at scale. We will prioritize activities that promote the adoption of more sustainable and responsible practices.

Areas of focus:

Tree Planting: 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: 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.

Advocate for Social Justice

Alpha Kappa Alpha will equip communities with the tools, knowledge and support to activate their voices and mobilize self-help to empower communities to help themselves.

Areas of focus:

Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization: Voter education, registration and movilization 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: 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.

Uplift Our Local Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha will celebrte excellence, promote a focus on service and stimulate effective culture and showcase best practices--"Local Change, Big Impact and Global Showcase."

Areas of focus:

Celebrating Local Community Impact: This recognition program celebrates chapters that have made an exceptional impact on 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.


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