The Foundation supports numerous service programs that are consistent with the mission and offered within its service area
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 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.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Education of Our Foundation
Saturday, June 9, 2018; 10 AM - 2 PM
One Million BackpacksSM
Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiver Support Program
Stroke & Heart Disease Awaremess
Chidhood Hunger Intiatives
Family Seasonal WrapsSM
Fiscal Responsibility Programs
Family Prep Program (JRC)
AKA 1908 Playground ProjectSM
Acts of Green ProgramSM
UNA_USA Global Classroom ProjectSM
Africare Partnership for Youth Hunger
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
LI Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
November 11, 2018; 11 AM - 4 PM
The Black Tie Affair
Franklin Square, LI
March 9, 2019