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The First and the Finest!

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.

 

As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
 

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Pi Nu Omega Chapter History

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On September 24, 2011 twenty-one aspiring, professional women chartered the Psi Nu Omega Graduate Chapter in Pullman, WA.

The group formed to support   the international programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, and to provide sponsorship of Kappa Sigma Undergraduate Chapter at Washington State University. Psi Nu Omega chartered as the first graduate chapter on the Eastern side of Washington State.

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Psi Nu Omega's new charter members pose with Far Western Regional Director, Soror Lavern S. Tarkington

 
Front (L to R):  Carmento Floyd, PNO President, Far Western Regional Director, Lavern S. Tarkington, Felicia Gaskins, PNO Vice President
Second Row (L to R): ReAnna Roby, Nicole Hatcher, Cheryl Harrelson, Kelly Dotson 
Third Row (L to R): Ashley Jenkins, Tonisha Jones, Ebony Moore, DaVina Hoyt, Ce'Kedra Cole, Elaine King, Dana McCleod, Kim Williams

Fourth Row (L to R): Carrie Swafford Bennett, Rosalyn Page, Bree Muai, Charlene Kay, Fannie Bush, Geneva Ellis-Balone

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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.

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Our Programs

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.

Target 1: #CAP - College Admissions Process

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Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAPSM.

Too many African-American high school students lack the basic support needed to navigate through the college admissions process. Through #CAPSM, chapters will partner with local high schools and youth groups to bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process. This educational initiative will extend to all colleges and universities, both HBCUs and non-HBCUs.

#CAPSM is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results. Through #CAPSM, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive, and fulfilling lives.

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Target 2: Women's Healthcare and Wellness

Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women.

  • Breast cancer awareness and prevention

  • Heart health

  • Nutrition and wellness

  • Care for the caregivers

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Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy

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Alpha Kappa Alpha will emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation and wealth building, including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit.

Personal financial planning and asset accumulation

  • Credit repair and monitoring

  • Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365

  • Operation AKA assist

Target 4: The Arts!

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Alpha Kappa Alpha will expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts, and by showcasing talent through the explorations of writers, entertainers and various other artists.

  • Salute to the Harlem Renaissance

  • Salute to the Black Arts Movement

Target 5: Global Impact

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Alpha Kappa Alpha will engage in programming designed to enhance the international footprint of the sorority.

  • National Global Impact Day

  • Global assistance activities

  • Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP)