I am Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
More than 107 years ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha, became the nation’s first sorority established by African American women, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Today, our 283,000 members worldwide, continue to "be of service to all mankind."
Since we began the new international program initiative in January 2015, we have experienced unprecedented growth in our program efforts, membership and in the amount of traffic on our new website to learn more about the sorority's service targets, community service days, and our sisterhood.
The 2014-2018 Program theme is Launching New Dimensions of Service Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 986 local chapters, have the opportunity to address community needs with programs in traditional and new target areas. The program features five target areas, one Signature Program, and Community Service Days. The Five target areas are:
1. Educational Enrichment
2. Health Promotion
3. Family Strengthening
4. Environmental Ownership
5. Global Impact
So far this year, Alpha Kappa Alpha members have been busy giving back locally at these various community impact days: MLK Day of Service (January), Pink Goes Red for a Day (February), 1908 Playground Mobilization Day (May), and The Longest Day Alzheimer's Support Activities (June). Chapters across the country have also kicked-off the ASCEND Program. This new signature youth enrichment program designed for high school students is receiving rave reviews! For more information on Launching New Dimensions of Service, please visit the Programs section of our website.
As the 2014-2018 International President, I am honored to have the privilege to serve as the leader of this PREMIER organization. Over the next three years, I look forward to working with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s leadership, members, partners, and sponsors in Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM at home and around the world.
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Attn: Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson - International President
5656 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637