Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated©
Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter
Established 1929 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

 Target I





Members will engage in the sorority's signature youth enrichment program, ASCENDSM with efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential.  ASCENDSM will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills.  Students in the ASCENDSM program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million BackpacksSM.  Members will donate amd distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over the four-year period.    Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, ThinkHBCUSM to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society.  Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as a critical venue for moving students to and through college.

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HBCUs of the Month

Think HBCUâ„  , a national campaign of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated highlights HBCUs and their contributions to the sorority and society.  Through education, engagement and advocacy the Educational Enrichment Committee will highlight the efforts of different HBCUs to our chapter, our ASCEND students and the Charlotte community.  

In honor of Women's History Month, the HBCUs highlighted for March are Bennett College and Spellman College, the only colleges in the United States for educating African-American women.   



Bennett College

Location:  Greensboro, NC


President:  Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall

Established:  1873

Enrollment:  766


Spellman College

Location: Atlanta, Georgia


President: Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D

Established:  1881

Enrollment:  2,100