Programs

 

The Foundation supports numerous service programs that are consistent with the mission and offered within its service area to:
 

  • Provide scholarships to high school graduates who reside in Queens, New York
  • Sponsor mentoring programs for youth living in Queens, New York
  • Partner with Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in implementing programs of the current administration of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Sponsor programs focused on health, financial management, entrepreneurship, and empowerment.
  • Provide grant opportunities to organizations within its service area with a similar mission

 

 

 

 

 

ASCENDSM

 

ASCENDSM` focuses on Achievement, Self Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development Skills.  The program is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. It addresses career readiness by focusing on STEM activities so our students can apply academic skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities.  It also focuses on employability skills such as critical thinking and responsibility that are essential in any career area. 

 

The program runs from October to June and involves a series of workshops,outings and activities. Students in this program have the opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills to support their journey to college or vocational employment. 

 

 

ONE MILLION BACKPACKSSM

 

Volunteer members promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students.  Our goal is to distribute one milllion backpacks and school related supplies to students over a 4 year period.  (2014 - 2018) 

 

 

THINK HBCUSM

 

Think HBCUSM  highlights HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) and their contribution to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ans society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs are showcased as critical venues for moving students to and through college. 

 

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE & CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

Volunteer members generate awareness and support for Alzheimer's programming and research.  Alzheimer's is one of the fastest growing health challenges among African Americans.  

 

STROKE AND HEART DISEASE AWARENESS

 

Volunteer members generate stroke prevention awareness with an emphasis on hypertension management, diet and exercise. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH 

 

Volunteer members bring attention to the mental illness among diverse populations with low utilization of mental health services. 

 

 

CHILDHOOD HUNGER INITIATIVES

 

Volunteer members launch community based initiatives in partnership with local agencies, food bank and community pantries.  

 

 

FAMILY SEASONAL WRAPSSM

 

Volunteer members collect and donate hats, gloves, socks, scarves, caots, sweaters and other seasonal wraps for families in need. 

 

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS

 

Volunteer members partner with organizations and families to help increase their understanding of budgeting, basic financial planning and the benefits of home ownership. 

 

 

FAMILY PREP PROGRAM (Jamaica Reception Center) 

 

The Family Prep Program was first launched in 2014 to give homeless families (mostly women) the training, support and education they need to overcome those obstacles, empowering them to build a better life for them and their families.  Through educational workshops, volunteer members assist individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and encountering barriers to accessing housing due to poor rental history, poor credit or criminal history. 

 

 

GLOBAL IMPACT

 

The UNA-USA Global Classsrooms Project prepares today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society. Volunteer members work in partnership with the UNA-USA (United Nations Association) to expand the understanding of the UN, its mission and focus. 

 

Africare Partnership - Volunteers members implement youth hunger intitiatives on the continent of Africa. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BULLETINS

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

EDUCATION WORKSHOP

 

The Education of Our Foundation 

(Members Only) 

Saturday, June 9, 2018; 10 AM - 2 PM

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

 

ASCENDSM  

One Million BackpacksSM

Think HBCUSM

 

HEALTH PROMOTION

 

Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiver Support Program 

 

Stroke & Heart Disease Awaremess

Mental Health

 

FAMILY STRENGTHENING

 

Chidhood Hunger Intiatives

Family Seasonal WrapsSM

Fiscal Responsibility Programs

Family Prep Program (JRC) 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OWNERSHIP

 

AKA 1908 Playground ProjectSM

Acts of Green ProgramSM

 

GLOBAL IMPACT 

 

UNA_USA Global Classroom ProjectSM

Africare Partnership for Youth Hunger 

 

 

 

FUNDRAISERS

 

 

Men Who Cook

PS 195 - Rosedale

April 21, 2018; 3PM- 7 PM

 

Applebee's Short Stack for a Tall Cause Flapjack Fundraiser

253 Rockaway Boulevard, Rosedale

April 28, 2018; 8 - 10 AM

 

Everybody's Birthday Party

Rochdale Community Center

August 25, 2018; 9 PM - 2 AM

 

Scholarship Luncheon

Gospel Extravaganza 

LI Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

November 11, 2018; 11 AM - 4 PM 

 

The Black Tie Affair

Sand Castle

Franklin Square, LI

March 9, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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