INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

Overview

Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® since 1908. With the theme, Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy.

The Reed administration has six initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission.

The remaining five initiatives will serve as the “Program Initiatives” which include:

  1. Empower Our Families
  2. Build Our Economic Wealth
  3. Enhance Our Environment
  4. Advocate for Social Justice
  5. Uplift Our Local Community

These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our credo of service.


 

INITIATIVE CHAIRMEN

Foundation Initiative: Strengthen Our SISTERHOOD

TBA, Initiative Chairman
Initiative Leads

TBA

Empower Our FAMILIES

Crystal Williams, Initiative Chairman

Initiative Leads

Childhood Hunger Initiative Power (CHIPP™) Lead – Jackie Wilmore

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) Lead – Kristyn Renfro

Mental Health Awareness Lead – Miriam Harris

Our Seniors Lead – Thelma Johnson

 

Build Our ECONOMIC WEALTH

LaDonia Bailey, Initiative Chairman

Initiative Leads

Financial Wellness & Planned Giving Lead – Michelle Moses

Sister Circles Lead – Jasmine Rice

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Lead – Karen Baker Sonier

Black Dollar Days Lead –  LeCresha Davenport

 

Enhance Our ENVIRONMENT

Dawn Norman, Initiative Chairman

Initiative Leads

Tree Planting Lead –Shari Thomas

Community and Home Gardens Lead – Linda Knight Burkley

Waste Reduction Lead – Michelle Salim

Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day Lead –  Kamaria McNeil

 

Advocate For SOCIAL JUSTICE

Charlene Johnson, Initiative Chairman and Nadia Campbell, Co-Chairman

Initiative Leads

Public Servant’s Guides Lead – Nadia Campbell

Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization – Schelda Williams

Candidate Forums Lead – Chara Bowie

Public Policy Forums Lead –Mahogany Allen

 

Uplift Our LOCAL COMMUNITY

Janelle Brown, Initiative Chairman

 
2022 Evelyn Ware Math & Science Institute

Michelle Salim, Chairman
Elise-Marie Rolen, Co-Chairman

 
2022 School Supply Drive

Pamela Baker-Holmes, Chairman
Krystal Holmes, Co-Chairman