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.
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.
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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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA REFLECTS ON THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
Alpha Kappa Alpha joins the nation in acknowledging the death of Osama bin Laden. Noting that one of its members perished on September 11, International President Carolyn House Stewart said the Sorority viewed the tragedy of September 11 as personal. She praised the Special Forces and President Obama for their diligence in ridding the world of this “evildoer.” She also remembered Sarah Clark, who was performing service when she died on Flight 77. Click here for full story.