Pittsburgh Welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Great Lakes Regional Conference, April 9 – 12, 2015

Pittsburgh welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® – Great Lakes Regional Conference, April 9-12, 2015.

What: More than 1,500 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Great Lakes Region head to Pittsburgh, PA for the region’s 84th Annual Conference.  The theme for the conference is “Launching New Dimensions of Service: Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality.”

Who: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.  It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Why: In addition to conducting the business of the organization, members will donate more than 5,000 backpacks and school supplies to area school children through an International Service Project, AKA One Million Backpacks sm. The collective goal is to donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over a four year period. Members and guests will also participate in a Public Meeting recognizing local community service organizations, and enjoy an address by International President Buckhanan Wilson. 

Who Should Attend: A Public Meeting will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the David Lawrence Convention Center. It is free and open to the public and will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.  The media is also invited to attend.

When: The Conference will be held April 9 – 12, 2015.  The Public Meeting will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Where: David Lawrence Convention Center. 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Media Contact:

Lynne Hayes-Freeland

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Great Lakes Region

Lhayesfreeland@gmail.com | 412-302-0511

www.akagreatlakesregion.org/new