International Program Overview
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. Programs remain the heart of AKA. The size and scope of services provided to our communities have grown and significantly improve the quality of life for all who reside within our service areas.
The program theme for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. The International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service.
The five program targets for 2018-2022 are:
The Signature Program is #CAPSM which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process.
In addition to the program targets, the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration is pleased to continue Community Impact Days. Chapters will engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.
A significant feature of this programmatic thrust is the launch of AKA UniversitySM! This exciting new platform will serve as the umbrella under which education, training, and leadership development will emerge so that members can enhance their personal development and provide more impactful service to the community.
Epsilon Xi Omega Programs
The Epsilon Xi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, has a long and decorated history of serving San Diego county. For more than 60 years, EXO has helped the community through service projects, fundraisers, scholarship opportunities, educational advancement, social policy, motivating change and committing to community excellence. Below are the signature programs of EXO:
The first Epsilon Xi Omega Chapter Debutante Ball was in 1955 and founded by Barbara Anderson under the leadership of Anna Smith as Chapter President. The initial purpose of the Ball was to enrich the cultural opportunities for Negro girls...
Scholarships and Scholarship Event
EXO has awarded academic scholarships since it’s chartering! Financing was originally derived from the Fashionetta™ Fashion Shows and since 1955 from the Debutante Ball proceeds.
Every year, in partnership with the Zeta Sigma Lambda alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, EXO hosts a scholarship event to present all awardees with their scholarships.
EXO launched its program for Senior Citizens in September, 1981 for 127 seniors at the Euclid Terrace Complex.
The purpose of the Senior program is to provide recreation, entertainment, nutritional workshops, love, guidance and support for seniors at the Euclid Terrace Complex.
Parades and Walks
The Epsilon Xi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Annually, EXO participates in the YMCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Domestic Violence walk, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, and the Martin Luther King Parade Walk. All these walk serve as fundraisers and bring awareness to the community.