Target 1: HBCU For Life: A Call to Action

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Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue its focus on education with an emphasis on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

  • Chapters will promote and market historically black colleges and universities and encourage students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure. Activities will include researching and publishing information regarding prominent Alpha Kappa Alpha women and other notable individuals who attended HBCUs.

  • Recognizing that HBCU funding is one of the primary obstacles that threaten the long-term growth and survival of HBCUs, members will be encouraged to financially support HBCUs. Alpha Kappa Alpha will implement an AKA HBCU Endowment Initiative in partnership with EAF, in which an endowed scholarship will be established at each accredited four-year HBCU. The goal is to stamp the Alpha Kappa Alpha brand of financial support on each HBCU campus to help students remain in school, complete their course of study, and receive their college degrees.

What Kappa Beta Omega is doing to support this program in 2020.

  • Black Chamber of Commerce Black History Program:
    Visit the AKA hosted table to get information regarding HBCUs. 

    Date and location: Friday, February 28, 2020 at Rancho Solano Golf Course

  • Willie B. Adkins HBCU Tour:
    The Kappa Beta Omega Chapter provides support to the program's HBCU tour on an annual basis.
    Date: The 2020 Willie B. Adkins HBCU Tour was cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • Willie B. Adkins Spring Conference:
    The Kappa Beta Omega Chapter provides support to the program's Spring Conference, which is a send off for all graduating Seniors within the program.
    Date and location: The 2020 Willie B. Adkins Spring Conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • African-American Graduation: 
    The Kappa Beta Omega Chapter hosts the Annual African-American Graduation for graduating High School Seniors in the Greater Vallejo Area. During this time we also present scholarships, awards, certificates, and other recognitions to deserving High School Seniors. To participate, please fill out the application through the link below.

    Date and location: Sunday, June 7th, 2020. Due to COVID-19, our 2020 program will be streamed virtually through Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The link will be provided on the day of the event.

  • Juneteenth - African American Family Day:
    Please visit our various booths during Vallejo's annual Juneteenth celebration. 

    Date and location: The 2020 Juneteenth celebration was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Please refer to our Calendar for further details.

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are hosting a number of commencement events for the Cloass of 2020.

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Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition
Saturday, May 16 at 2pm ET

More information: This 2 hour event will be live-streamed on Chase’s YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn channels.

Graduate Together: HS Class of 2020
Saturday, May 16 at 8pm ET

More information: This one-hour primetime special airs on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, and will be streaming on multiple online platforms.

Graduate Together Website

High School Senior Online Submissions

Dear Class of  2020 Commencement Address
Saturday, June 6 at 3pm ET

More information: This will be live-streamed on the YouTube Originals channel.

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