Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established by African-American college women. AKA focuses on education, civil rights, and women's health as cornerstones of its philanthropic vision.
Educational Advancement Foundation
In 1980, AKA established the Educational Advancement Foundation. It grants scholarships, fellowships, and community assistance awards, promoting lifelong learning and supporting students' educational and career goals.
Through initiatives like 'Pink Goes Red', AKA promotes heart health among women, particularly in the African-American community. This work includes raising awareness, providing health screenings, and advocating for healthier lifestyles.
Global Impact Day
AKA's Global Impact Day mobilizes members to serve international communities. Projects range from donating shoes to impoverished children to assisting refugees and supporting educational centers in underserved areas.
The sorority's program 'Family Strengthening' targets economic stability, supporting families with job training, financial planning, and support for the underserved to foster economic empowerment.
AKA 1908 Playground Project
Launched in 2014, the 1908 Playground Project renovates and rejuvenates playgrounds. The goal is to ensure children have safe and inviting play spaces, with over 20 playgrounds revitalized to date.
HBCU Endowment Fund
Alpha Kappa Alpha has pledged to donate $10 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This endowment fund aids in the sustainability and success of these vital institutions.