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International Programs

Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® since 1908.  With the theme of 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 or more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy.

There are six initiatives under the Soaring theme. Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the Soaring administration's "Foundation Initiative" as Alpha Kappa Alpha strengthens its bonds to support our service mission. 

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

These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our ccredo of service. 


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 foundation to serve others.

Areas of Focus:​

  • AKA Soror Squads

  • AKA Pals 

  • Random Acts of Sisterliness 

  • “We Are One” AKA (MLK) Service Day:

  • Leadership Development

We 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 (AKA CHIPP™)

  • Youth Leadership Institute (AKA YLI)

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Our Seniors

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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 Federal Credit Union 

  • Financial Wellness & Planned Giving 

  • Sister Circles accountability groups d

  • Supporting Women Entrepreneurs 

  • Black Dollar Days 

We will employ select strategies to optimize our collective ability and 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:​

  • Track and measure collective environmental impact of our tree planting efforts.

  • Create gardens to reduce negative environmental impact and promote sustainable agriculture.

  • Waste reduction efforts ​

  • Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day 


We 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 efforts 

  • Public Policy Forums 

  • Candidate Forums 

  • Highlight women of color currently serving in political leadership positions and information on how to create a pathway for women in politics.

We will celebrate 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

  • Chapter Collaboration Recognition Program

  • Local Community Service Grants

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