The Service Programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated consistently take into consideration significant issues at the forefront of our domestic and international communities. The tradition of service locally and internationally are the corner-stone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Alpha Tau Omega Chapter. The foundation of service continues to characterize the commitment of the Sorority and our members to promote life changing events that significantly impact improvements within our local community. Our International organizational leadership establishes the theme, priorities, and direction of the service programs, which are implemented at the local, national and international levels. Dr. Glenda Glover, is the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The program theme envisioned by our International President for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. The program service targets are devoted to continue the Alpha Kappa Alpha mission of “Service to All Mankind.” Alpha Tau Omega Chapter’s community service activities encompass both the international service targets and our local Signature programs.
Mahogany Brain Challenge (MBC)
Mahogany Brain Challenge (MBC) is an African American History competition that allows youth to learn about the many historical contributions that were made by African Americans despite the struggles they encounter. The African American experience is a rich heritage filled with many inventions. Alpha Tau Omega Chapter sponsors this annual program in February. San Antonio youth form teams and represent churches, civic organizations and local schools in a competition that energies Black History Month.
Chairman: Lynne Ballard
Alpha Tau Omega annually awards $10,000.00 in scholarships to college bound seniors and students eligible for renewals. Scholarships applications are a mailed to area school districts in the San Antonio and Bexar County Communities..
Chairman: Jennifer Lozano-Dozier
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter sponsors a reading program designed to reinforce and enhance reading skills, and students practice making good decisions. The reading committee meets at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club on alternate Thursdays each month and a reading camp is held each summer in the month of June.
Chairman: Emma Johnson
Praise Dance Celebrations
Praise Dance Celebrations is an official Fiesta San Antonio Commission event that is held annually during the Fiesta Celebration. The Praise Dance Celebration brings together church groups of all denominations and ethnicities. The community worships and praised God through dance.
Chairman: Cheryl Palmer
ATO-SOS Volunteers assist the Alpha Tau Omega-Senior Opportunity Services, Inc. (ATO-SOS) to support and enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic well-being of senior citizens. ATO-SOS studies the needs of seniors, identifies opportunities and mobilizes resources with the community to assist in satisfying these needs. ATO-SOS volunteers assist the ATO-SOS board in planning and promoting programs, projects and services which will further the agencies general purpose.
Chairman: Velma Kemp
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Martin Luther King Day of Service Committee is the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is no longer referred to as merely a National holiday instead, it is “A Day On, Not A Day Off.” All over the country, people are encouraged to remember Dr. King by performing community service. The MLK Day of Service activities focus is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, addresses social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved community.” The MLK Committee will host the MLK activities to include the MLK Day of Service and MLK March sponsored by the San Antonio MLK Commission and any other MLK activities designated by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Chairman: P. Gale Johnson
Our goal is to 1) identify issues and concerns of the local community, 2) plans and coordinates selected Chapter projects and 3) designs strategies for communication and mobilization of the membership with other community organizations in accordance with the program established by the Corporate Office and the Chapter.
Chairman: Beverly Johnson
Fundraising Committee identify, plan and implement all chapter fundraising activities to generate the funding needed for Alpha Tau Omega’s community service programs (including Juneteenth and Fashionetta when approved by the chapter).
Chairman: Monique Vernon