On this day, 107 years ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became the first Greek-letter organization established by black college women. Founded on the campus of Howard University (Washington, D.C.), the idea was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. She viewed the Sorority as a way to enrich the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s current program focuses on Launching New Dimensions of Service℠. With 265,000 members and 986 chapters, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. seeks to address community needs with programs in five target areas: Educational Enrichment,Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership, and Global Impact. To learn more about these initiatives and how Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. impacts communities around the world, visit www.aka1908.com.
I am so very proud to belong to this wonderful sisterhood of women leaders. I wish all of my pretty and classy sisters a wonderful Founder’s Day!