Our Programs

The 2014-2018 International Program will focus on Launching New Dimensions of Service. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 283,000 members and 986 chapters, will have an opportunity to address community needs with programs in five target areas:

Target I: Educational Enrichment

Target II: Health Promotion

Target III: Family Strengthening

Target IV: Environmental Ownership

Target V: Global Impact


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will expand its community presence as a result of these initiatives, which include International Community Impact Days and our signature enrichment program, ASCEND Enrichment Program (hereafter referred to as ASCEND℠).


Target I: Educational Enrichment

Throughout Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® history, education- and youth-focused program initiatives have been at the forefront of the sorority’s service mission. During 2014-2018, this legacy of service will place new emphasis on the importance of coaching and preparing young people for life after high school. During this time, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will expand its reach and execute educational programs for high school female and male students through its signature program-ASCEND (Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Networking and Development Skills) – as well as through AKA One Million Backpacks and Think HBCU.


Target II: Health Promotion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will continue its strong health awareness focus through programs in three areas that disproportionately affect the African American community: Alzheimer’s disease; stroke and heart disease prevention; and mental health and wellness. The focus will be enhanced by working with national partners, namely the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


Target III: Family Strengthening

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® members believe stronger families work together to create stronger communities. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will continue its long-standing commitment to strengthening the family unit by implementing programs that address the three key areas of importance: Childhood Hunger, Seasonal Wraps and Financial Fitness.


Target IV: Environmental Ownership

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is committed to actively addressing issues that impact the quality of life in our communities. We will serve as “Green Agents” and promote a healthy environment that engages the community where we will service as partners to educate and sustain the world through AKA 1908 Playgrounds Project and Acts of Green.

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Target V: Global Impact

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® members recognize the world is truly global and to prepare our children for the new opportunities and challenges that globalization presents, the sorority will launch youth-oriented programming locally to enhance its global impact with two long-standing partners: Africare and the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Through our youth engagement programs we will address the two key areas of importance – (1) Global Education and Engagement: and (2) Youth Empowerment, Education and Nutrition Initiatives in Africa

Community Impact Days

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2017

Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day

February 3, 2017

AKA/NAMI Awareness Day

April 8, 2017

AKA 1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day

May 20, 2017

The Longest Day – 1st Day of Summer

June 20, 2017

Childhood Hunger Awareness Day

October 15, 2017