International Program Targets 2018-2022
Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives. The theme of the 2018-2022 International Program is
Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service
The program initiatives developed by President, Dr. Glenda Glover for 2018-2022 as our international focus are as follows:
The five program targets for 2018-2022:
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority remains true to our mission to cultivate and encourage high scholastic standards and to promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through this initiative, members will promote, market and financially support HBCUs. The sorority also will implement an endowment initiative (in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation) to endow a scholarship at each accredited four-year HBCU.
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. Alpha Kappa Alpha will introduce its own AKA Breast Cancer Mobile Screening Unit, which will provide access to mammograms in targeted communities. In addition, chapters will engage in activities that raise awareness of the risk factors associated with heart health, emphasize the importance of incorporating good nutrition into daily lifestyles and emphasize the need for caregivers to practice preventive healthcare as well as intentional self-care.
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
The sorority will underscore the importance of maintaining personal finances, asset accumulation, and wealth building through this target. Members will be encouraged to support African-American businesses and entrepreneurs in addition to educating the community about the value of supporting African-American businesses through their Black Dollar 365 initiative.
Target 4: The Arts!
Alpha Kappa Alpha will expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts. With an emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, chapters will champion activities and community events that showcase the artistic talents of middle and high school students while bringing awareness to the critical role that the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts movement played in the development of African-American art and culture.
Target 5: Global Impact
Global Impact will continue the sorority’s focus on Global Assistance Activities. Chapters will make an international impact by engaging in global projects that provide assistance to underserved international areas populated with people of color.
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.
A highlight of the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration will be Community Impact Days when chapters will implement initiatives annually on the same day worldwide, to demonstrate Alpha Kappa Alpha’s collective impact.