AKA National Initiatives focus on five target areas:
1. Educational Enrichment:
Eta Epsilon Omega has partnered with the Tucson Unified School District high schools to implement our signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND; which includes efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND will focus on Achievement, self-awareness, communication, engagement, networking and development skills to support their journey to college or vocational employment. Volunteers are needed. For more information, please contact our Vice President.
Eta Epsilon Omega support students through the AKA One Million Backpacks campaign, donating and distributing backpacks and school supplies to the Laura Banks Elementary School (the elementary school is named after Dr. Laura Noble Banks-Reed a charter member of Eta Epsilon Omega and lifetime member (Diamond) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated).
Eta Epsilon Omega Chapter also supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through Think HBCU, highlighting contributions and supporting activities and engagement.
2. Health Promotion
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated promotes health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer’s disease, Stroke
and mental illness. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing health challenges in the nation and among African-Americans.
Stroke and Heart Disease Awareness continues to be a focus area of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Major stroke and prevention awareness campaigns emphasize hypertension management, diet and exercise.
Mental Health is a growing problem nationwide in every race, gender and age. Programs focus on bringing attention to this growing epidemic through education.
Eta Epsilon Omega participates in research, breast cancer, AIDS and Diabetes walks. Further, we partnered with the YWCA to provide under privileged women with hygiene products.
3. Family Strengthening
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Family Strengthening Program targets critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means.
Eta Epsilon Omega partnered with Tucson Electric and Power to volunteer with the Tucson Community Food Bank to package and provide food to families and children in need.
We participate in Adopt a Family and provide holiday food baskets and gift cards for underprivileged families. In 2015 we adopted a family of five.
The Family Seasonal Wraps Program is Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s major initiative to collect and donate hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, sweaters and other seasonal wraps for families in need. In our community we have a growing homeless population and these items are greatly needed during our monsoon and winter season.
4. Environmental Ownership
The AKA 1908 Playground Project ensures that children have a safe and inviting places to play. Our goal is to restore and renew 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds through the Restore, Refresh and Renew Projects.
Eta Epsilon Omega is participating in refreshing Laura Banks Elementary School’s playground in the Tucson area.
Through the Acts of Green Program Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is promoting environmental sustainability by encouraging recycling, litter prevention and waste management through daily green efforts in our community.
Eta Epsilon Omega supports our undergraduate Iota Tao chapter by picking up litter and recycling waste in the area where the undergraduate chapter has a street named after them in the Tucson area by the University of Arizona.
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority uses Martin Luther King Junior Day (MLK) each year to continue the tradition of making a difference in the community. Eta Epsilon Omega provides water, fruit, coffee, and donuts to our annual MLK day walk in the Tucson community.
5. Global Impact
Through its renewed Africare partnership, alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority incorporated and its chapters are working to fight youth hunger in Africa, and the Alpha Kappa alpha Incorporated and its chapters including Eta Epsilon Omega provided financial support to provide clean water in 2016 to the residents of Flint Michigan (large population of African Americans).