Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service (2018-2022)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Chapter, Albany, Georgia has a history of implementing programs at Albany State University since 1949. All Targets of “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service (2018-2022) have been implemented at Albany State University. Recently, the chapter participated in its biennial Fashionetta, with our graduate chapter Delta Eta Omega Chapter, Inc., which is a cultural event that assists in raising money for scholarships, provide charitable contributions, and meet the needs of the Albany/Dougherty County community.
HBCU for Life: A Call to ActionThis Target focuses on education with an emphasis on promoting and marketing historically black colleges and universities. The mission is to support HBCU’s through assisting with fundraising, supporting the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated HBCU Endowment Initiative, and everything HBCU.
Women’s Healthcare and WellnessThis Target’s goal is to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African American women, including a Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unity that travels across the county to provide mammogram screenings to individuals. Individuals are charged with walking a minimum of 8,000 steps per day and increasing water intake. Chapters are hosting health fairs, teaching healthy eating habits, and exercising just to name a few.
Building Your Economic LegacyTarget 3 emphasizes financial planning, credit repair, and monitoring, saving and investments, and entrepreneurship. The goal is to support Black-owned businesses, teach estate planning, and prepare for the future of their family.
The ArtsIn many schools across the county, the Arts have been neglected. This Target’s goal is to expose students to arts enrichment and culture and showcasing talent through the exploration of various artists. Special emphasis is placed on the resurgence of the Black Arts Movement.
Global ImpactThe last Target is engaging in community service projects and partnerships that have an international impact and provide assistance to underserved international populations of color. The sorority has partnered with Lion’s Club to collect eyeglasses and Soles 4 Souls to collect gently worn shoes. Lastly, the sorority is making dresses and shirts from pillowcases for children in Haiti.
The Gamma Sigma Chapter supports HBCU For Life: A Call to Action by hosting virtual workshops to remind high school students to complete their FAFSA before the priority deadline as well as highlighting and featuring HBCUs on the Gamma Sigma Chapter Social Media outlets. The chapter also hosted an HBCU Impact Panel Discussion.
PINK GOES RED INFORMATIONAL
In support of Heart Health Awareness, the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. conducted an informational to teach the Albany State University community to raise awareness of heart disease and promote life changes that will increase the longevity and quality of the lives of women around the globe, along with a special Zumba course (physical and virtual).
Building your economic legacy
The Gamma Sigma Chapter engaged in supporting student entrepreneurs and encouraging the support of black-owned business in the Albany/Dougherty County community.
The Gamma Sigma Chapter supports the Arts by working to expose students of the Albany State University community to arts enrichment and culture. We’ve provided opportunities to share with students and our experience in visual and performing arts and learn about writers, entertainers, and various other artists in the Albany State University community.
The Gamma Sigma chapter continues to strive and carry out our legacy through service to all mankind, loving sisterhood, and academic excellence. The chapter has provided books to the children of Ghana. Providing books to the underserved youths in communities across Ghana.