Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our 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 credo of service.

Program Target Leaders
Larissa Harrison
Lakita Cole-Fox – Co-Lead

For Members Only TM 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 to more significant 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.

Program Target Leaders
Michelle Carpenter

Celebrating Local Community Impact

This recognition program celebrates chapters that have made an exceptional impact in 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.

Program Target Leaders
Brittanie Elliott Gary
Kishia Mallett – Co-Lead

 

Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization

Voter education, registration, and mobilization 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.

Program Target Leaders
Bobbie Warren
Shantay Walton – Co-Lead

Sister 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 to 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.

Program Target Leaders
Nicole Ford
Stephanie Townsend – Co-Lead

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.

Program Target Leaders
Mikhaela Williams
Karen Done – Co-Lead

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.

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