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.
In addition to the program targets, the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration is pleased to continue Community Impact Days. Chapters will engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.A significant feature of this programmatic thrust is the launch of AKA UniversitySM!
This exciting new platform will serve as the umbrella under which education, training, and leadership development will emerge so that members can enhance their personal development and provide more impactful service to the community.
Target II – Women’s Healthcare & 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.
Target V – 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. These partnerships include the following:
Soles 4 Souls.
Lions Club International.
Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP) Focusing 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.
Target III – 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.
Personal Financial Planning and Asset Accumulation Financial Freedom Legacy Workshops will be conducted in partnership with local certified financial planners who will share information on saving, investing, and retirement planning.
Credit Repair and Monitoring Focus on ways to repair credit and improve credit scores including how to check for inaccurate or outdated information in credit reports, and prevention of identity theft.
Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365 International support of 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 Programs to assist those in need in various communities by directing attention to the plight of the homeless, including homeless children, and homeless veterans. Will partner with or adopt a shelter, a transitional home or an organization that helps these needy populations.
Target IV – 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.
Target I – HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue its focus on education with an emphasis on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Promote and market historically black colleges and universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure. Activities will include researching and publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs.
Recognizing that HBCU funding is one of the primary obstacles that threaten the long-term growth and survival of 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. The goal is to stamp the Alpha Kappa Alpha brand of financial support on each HBCU campus to help students remain in school, complete their course of study, and receive their college degrees.Type your paragraph here.
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