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Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service in Loudoun County:

 

Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives, the Psi Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha continues this legacy in Loudoun County, Virginia.


The 2018-2022 International Program focuses on five fundamental program targets, one signature program, and seven community impact days designed to continue the advancement of Alpha Kappa Alpha and underscore the organization’s commitment to service. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 300,000 members and over 1000 chapters, will have an opportunity to address community needs with programs in five target areas:


1.      Promote Education

2.      Women’s Health

3.      Economic Security

4.      Cultural Awareness

5.      Global Issues


The sorority’s Signature Program, #CAPSM (College Admissions Process), is designed to assist high school seniors as they seek admission into college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process for entry into college. This approach includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process to successfully enroll in college.

Remaining true to the sorority’s mission to cultivate and encourage high scholastic standards and in the effort to continue to promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority introduces Target I: HBCU for Life: A Call to ActionSM. Through this initiative, members will promote, market and financially support HBCUs. The sorority also will implement an endowed scholarship (in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation) at each accredited four-year HBCUs.

Under Target II: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African American women. The primary focuses will be Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, Heart Health, Nutrition and Wellness, and Care for the Caregivers. Alpha Kappa Alpha introduces its own AKA Breast Cancer Mobile Screening Unit, which will provide access to mammograms in targeted communities. In addition, chapters will engage in activities that raise awareness of the risk factors associated with heart health, emphasize the importance of incorporating good nutrition into daily lifestyles and emphasize the need for caregivers to practice preventive healthcare as well as intentional self-care.

The sorority emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal finances, asset accumulation, and wealth building with Target III: Building Your Economic Legacy. Members will be encouraged to support African-American businesses and entrepreneurs in addition to educating the community about the value of supporting African-American businesses through their Black Dollar 365 initiative.

Alpha Kappa Alpha exposes students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts through Target IV: The Arts! With an emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, our chapter champions activities and community events that showcase the artistic talents of middle and high school students while bringing awareness to the critical role that the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts movement played in the development of African-American art and culture.

Target V: Global Impact continues the sorority’s focus on Global Assistance Activities. The Chapters make an international impact by engaging in global projects that aid underserved international areas populated with people of color.

Another highlight of the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration will be Community Impact Days when chapters will implement initiatives annually on the same day worldwide, to demonstrate Alpha Kappa Alpha's collective impact.

Alpha Kappa Alpha members implement International Community Service Days annually to highlight the organization’s collective impact in program target areas:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
  • Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February)
  • 1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day (May)
  • The Longest Day™ Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June)
  • Mental Health Awareness Day (July)
  • Childhood Hunger Awareness Day (October)

Visit the Psi Rho Omega Chapter calendar to view upcoming service programs and community events supporting Loudoun County, VA.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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