Our Programs

Program Targets

The 2014 -2018 International Programs will focus on Launching New Dimensions of Service®.  These targets will combine traditional programs with new concepts, all designed to improve the lives of those we serve, while preparing future generations to assume their rightful place on the world stage.

I. Educational Enrichment

II. Health Promotion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness.

Lambda Tau Omega kicked off the 1,908,000 Step Challenge during the month of April.  We participate with the "4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair" at Provident Hospital, Lupus Walk in Olympia Fields, Illinois and partnered with County Place Matters Team in presenting "The Raising of America" at South Suburban College.  In addition, our chapter will participate with the Walk to End Alzheimer disease in September, Orland Park, Illinois

III. Family Strengthening 

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Family Strengthening Programs will target critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means.

Community based Childhood Hunger Initiatives will be launched in partnership with local agencies, food banks and community pantries.
Our first can food drive of the year was successful.  Can goods were donated to Respond Now in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

The Family Seasonal Wraps℠ Program will be offered as the sorority sponsors a major initiative to collect and donate hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, sweaters and other seasonal wraps for families in need.
Lambda Tau Omega members collected winter accessories and donated the items to the women and children residing in the Crisis Center of South Suburbia.

Fiscal Responsibility Programs will be initiated as members work with partner organizations and families to help increase their understanding of budgeting, basic financial planning and benefits of home ownership.
During our MLK Day of Service & Action, we hosted an informative workshop on "Savings and Debt Challenges" for residents in the Southland community. 

IV. Environmental Ownership

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will implement high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the underserved communities.
The AKA 1908 Playground Project℠ will be launched to ensure children have safe and inviting places to play. Sorority members will restore and renew 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds with its Restore, Refresh and Renew Project℠.
During the month of May and August Lambda Tau Omega will work with a playground in Robbins, Illinois.  The playground equipment will be sanitized and flowers will be planted.  In August, members will sanitize the playground again, paint the wooden fence and provide a bench and garbage container. 

Through its Acts of Green Program℠ members will promote environmental sustainability by encouraging recycling, litter prevention and waste management through daily green efforts in local communities.
Lambda Tau Omega members will recycle old electronic devices at each chapter meeting.

V. Global Impact

Sorority members will implement the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project to prepare today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society. Alpha Kappa Alpha members will work in partnership with the UNA-USA (United Nations Association) to expand understanding of the UN, its mission and focus. A biennial Intergenerational Model U.N. Conference will be convened.
Lambda Tau Omega gave birth to LTO's "Model UN Student Sponsorship Contest."  We will sponsor three (3) students to attend the UNA-USA conference at Harvard University. 

Through its renewed Africare partnership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters will implement youth hunger initiatives on the continent of Africa.
We are currently sponsoring 10 young women and girls via our Africare Entrepreneurial Project.