2022-2026 Initiatives


International Program - Overview and Goals

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has prioritized service and sisterhood since 1908. The 2022-2026 administration, with the theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, will continue the legacy of service by urging the over 120,000 active members to be forefront leaders of change, education, and advocacy.

Strengthen Our Sisterhood is the “Foundation Initiative” for the current administration as we work to enhance our connections to support our service mission. This administration has five additional initiatives identified as “Program Initiatives” which include:

Empower Our Families
Build Our Economic Wealth
Enhance Our Environment
Advocate for Social Justice
Uplift Our Local Community

The six initiatives are designed to enhance the lives of the people we serve. We will work together to maximize our ability to expand our efforts in innovative ways and develop leaders equipped with the skills to advance our service goals.


Strengthen Our Sisterhood

Since the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha, sisterhood has served as a foundation and consistent force for good in our local community, across states, and around the world. We will intentionally spend time fellowshiping and cultivating lifelong relationships based on affinity, love, trust, respect, and shared goals and interests, including  a continued focus on the foundation of service to others.

Areas of Focus:

Sister Squads
Intimate small groups will focus on creating greater sisterhood bonds through shared activities and endeavors.

AKA Pals
Members can build cross-regional relationships to increase fellowship.

Random Acts of Sisterliness
Members have an opportunity to highlight random acts of care and compassion.

“We Are One” AKA Service Day
Members will collaborate on volunteer efforts to serve the community during our annual MLK Day of Service.

Leadership Development
The program will immerse undergraduate and graduate members in a modern, interactive and high impact training.


Empower Our Families

Alpha Kappa Alpha is taking a multi-generational approach to strengthen families by
addressing childhood hunger and encouraging positive development and leadership,
mental well-being, and senior life. We understand that a healthy family is the foundation of a healthy community and have a long history of supporting these efforts.

Areas of Focus:

Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPP™)
CHIPP aims to be Alpha Kappa Alpha’s most ambitious childhood hunger program by providing weekend and holiday meals to local children.

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
YLI is a leadership development program designed to empower and capture the attention of 11-13 year-old youth through highly interactive programming.

Mental Health Awareness
Members will use collaborative efforts to fight stigma and raise awareness about depression, anxiety, and trauma during Mental Health Awareness month.

Our Seniors
These efforts will focus on educational programs and workshops to equip members with skills to support senior members as they navigate senior life priorities and ensure their active participation in all AKA activities.


Build Our Economic Wealth

Alpha Kappa Alpha will commence the most progressive and innovative economic initiatives to date. The current AKA administration created institutional- level solutions to overcome challenges and to encourage and equip members with key skills to build personal, organizational, and community economic wealth.

Areas of Focus:

For Members Only Credit Union
The first black-owned, woman-led, sorority-based, digital banking financial institution in the United States.

Financial Wellness and Planned Giving
Wealth management partners and expert members will leverage their expertise to assist members with legacy planning.

Sister Circles
These accountability groups are designed to enable members to set and achieve personal saving, investing, and giving goals

Support Women Entrepreneurs
These efforts will focus on promoting, celebrating, enhancing, reaching, and boosting visibility to increase opportunities for revenue.

Black Dollar Days
During the month of June, we will lead initiatives and be intentional about our financial support of Black-owned businesses and brands.


Enhance Our Environment

Alpha Kappa Alpha can make a significant impact on our environment by leveraging over 120,000 active members to support targeted efforts. These efforts will include strategies to improve and protect the environment and prioritize more responsible and sustainable practices.

Areas of Focus:

Tree Planting
Chapters will measure and track the environmental impact of their tree planting efforts.

Community and Home Gardens
Members and chapters will create gardens to increase sustainable agriculture and decrease the negative environmental impact.

Waste Reduction
These efforts will equip individuals and communities with eco-friendly practices to reduce household waste.

Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day
This day will aid in the reduction of waste in landfills and burden on natural resources by providing a location to safely dispose of unused electronic devices and securely shred old paper documents.


Advocate for Social Justice

Alpha Kappa Alpha has a history of prioritizing social justice by empowering communities and working in the best interest of all people while also promoting fairness and equity. We will share tools, knowledge, and support with communities to activate their voices and motivate self-help.

Areas of Focus:

Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization
These efforts will focus on encouraging communities to use tools of community change and advocacy during local, state, and national elections.

Public Policy Forums
These convenings will encourage open dialogue about policy issues and the direction of the U.S. through a non-partisan forum.

Candidate Forums
These non-partisan public events will afford candidates running for office an opportunity to share their positions on issues.

Public Servant’s Guides
The guides will highlight women of color that hold political leadership positions and include information about developing successful pathways for women in politics.


Uplift Our Local Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a reputation of making a global impact through local change and exemplifies this through the mission of “Service to All Mankind”. We celebrate excellence, promote service, invigorate effective culture and display best practices around the world with the engagement of over 1,046 chapters.

Areas of Focus:

Celebrating Local Community Impact
This program hours the efforts of chapters that have made a remarkable impact in their local community.

Chapter Collaboration Recognition Program
This program recognized chapters that partner to maximize resources and support to impact their community.

Local Community Service Grants
The grant provides the opportunity for Zeta Theta Omega to complete local community services projects as a chapter or in partnership with other chapters.