Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
"Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world."
excerpt from "History" at
A New Story, A New Day
interest group of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®. The core group of members continued to fervently pray and seek God's guidance on how to go about finding others who shared the same vision for the area.
In 2015, nine members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc began discussing the possibility of reaching out to the South Atlantic Regional Director about chartering a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® in the Upper York County area. Those nine trailblazers were Wakita Barksdale, Tabatha Bluford, Amber Jackson, Joy Joseph, Latifee Land, Shatoshia Mays, Ericka McCottry, Denise Wilson, and LeTricia Parks. This core group of women prayed weekly for guidance in seeking approval to form an interest group in the Upper York County area. In the summer of 2015, the group composed a letter which was sent to the South Atlantic Regional Director, Ms. Sharon Brown Harriott. Ms. Harriott responded favorably to the letter, giving the core group permission to find 25 inactive or general members in the area who wanted to form an