Now it is time for Alpha Kappa Alpha to recognize chapters that were creative, motivating, inspiring and effective in their approach to implementing the C.A.R.E.S. initiative.
The cover letter and submission application for the C.A.R.E.S. Award will be available in the fall mailing. An overview handout outlining the criteria is available now to help chapters in preparation for their submission.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha has expressed outrage over the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.
In a release issued to the press, the Sorority's International President, Carolyn House Stewart, denounced the Stand Your Ground legislation and asked that the law -- and other similar ones nationwide -- be reviewed.
In the spirit of promoting peace, inspiring community service, and upholding Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s legacy, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will lead two signature events. They will take place on January 15, the eve of the holiday in King's honor, and on January 16, the national day set aside to celebrate King's birthday.
The events -- America's Sunday Supper and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service -- are aimed at providing a forum to engage the community in promoting dialogue to grapple with challenges that represent barriers to progress. The overarching goal is to effect change in the spirit of unity.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will mount a yearlong voter registration and education offensive to reach, mobilize and impact hundreds of thousands of citizens throughout the communities nationwide that AKA serves. The campaign will be driven by the theme: Alpha Kappa Alpha C.A.R.E.S., an acronym for Collaborate, Advocate, Register, Educate, and Stimulate.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President Carolyn House Stewart will officially unveil the initiative during the Sorority’s Public Policy Conference in the nation’s Capitol, September 19-21. Click here to read more.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will mobilize thousands of members nationwide to educate and enlighten the community on how to manage and treat childhood asthma. The program, known as the Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative, is one of the current administration's signature programs.
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In 1972, Alpha Kappa Alpha made a visionary, bold and prophetic decision to purchase Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth home and to, in turn, donate it to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, of which is widow, Coretta, was president. The donation was made as a memorial to King and a show of respect of Mrs. King, who was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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