Empower Our Families


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a strong history of supporting and servicing families, for we understand a healthy family is the foundation of a healthy community.

We will take a multi-generational approach to fortify families within our communities by addressing child hunger and promoting positive youth development and leadership, mental well-being, and senior life.

Areas of Focus

Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPP™)
CHIPP provides weekend and holiday meals for children within local communities and is targeted to be Alpha Kappa Alpha’s most ambitious childhood hunger program to date.

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
YLI is a youth-led and highly interactive leadership development program designed to empower and engage youth, ages 11-13.

Mental Health Awareness
During Mental Health Awareness month, we will use our collective efforts to fight stigma and raise awareness related to depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Our Seniors
Our Seniors focus on ensuring these members can actively participate in all AKA activities. We also will focus on providing educational programs and workshops to support senior members as they navigate senior life priorities.

How the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter is meeting this initiative:

  • On January 20, 2023 the Chapter’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service consisted of supporting Shepherd’s Cove and Bowie State University by collecting diapers, socks and feminine hygiene products. The chapter donated over 30 cases of diapers to Shepherd’s Cove, and 200+ pairs of socks and 300+ feminine products to the Bowie State University Pantry. We would like to thank everyone who donated and came out to serve!
  • Under the leadership of A. Janelle Johnson, on October 22, 2022, the Family Strengthening Committee members and chapter members, assembled over 90 hygiene kits and wrote personal notes of encouragement to victims of domestic abuse at Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI).