Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
Since its founding in 1908 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc® has been dedicated itself to be of Service to All Mankind. Our current administration under the leadership of Danette Anthony Reed is "Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood."
For specific information about about our international programs, please consult our international website at www.AKA1908.org
Below is a description of Kappa Psi Omega's implementation of the International Program Initiatives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc®.
Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood
Below are the 6 initiatives of Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sistershood
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc® will use its sisterhood initiatives as the foundation for supporting the other 5 initiatives.
Signature Program Initiatives
Strengthening Our Sisterhood
Kappa Psi Omega will increase its bonds of sisterhood based on affinity, love, trust, respect and shared goals. We look forward to forming AKA Soror Squads TM, AKA Pals TM , engage in Random Acts of Sisterliness, Leadership Development, Membership Reactivation, and participte in the "We Are One" Service Day.
Empower Our Families
As a part of this initiative Kappa Psi Omega will provide leadership in the local Divine 9 Food Drive that helps to stock a local food pantry to help eradicate Childhood Hunger. We will also partner with a local school to provide Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Packs (AKA CHIPP TM). We also plan to participate in the NAMI Walk to bring greater awareness to Mental Health issues.
Build Our Economic Wealth
As a part of the Build our Economic Wealth initiative Kappa Psi Omega will seek to have the entire chapter join the For Members Only TM Credit Union. We will also conduct workshops and seminars to help members and the wider community learn about financial wellness and planned giving. We will also support women entreprenuers and set up Black Dollar Days
Enhance Our Environment
Kappa Psi Omega will partner with local schools to participate in prairie restoration and provide knowledge about climate change, recycling, and how to decrease our carbon footprint. We will plant at least one tree in honor of our Ivies Beyond the Wall. We will continue to participate in the UW Credit Union's Shred-It Day each May.
Advocate for Social Justice
Kappa Psi Omega in conjunction with the League of Women Voters and the Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Inc. will participte in voter registration and mobilization efforts. Many of our chapter members are politically active and we expect to continue to participate in public policy forums and provide voter information to help educate the community about candidates and issues.
Uplift Our Local Community
Kappa Psi Omega will contine to be a presence in community activities and celebrations such as MLK Day of Service, Black Women's Wellness Foundation, Black History Celebrations, Juneteenth, the Urban League Annual Unity Picnic and Divine 9 activities on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and throughout the Madison metropolitan community.
Kappa Psi Omega Chapter is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Central Region. The following is a link to the Central Region webpage: www.akacentral.org
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