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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Frederick Douglas


As Vice President & Program Chairman of Monarch Awards Foundation, I am proud to lead the implementation of community service programs that are relevant, impactful, and add value to the lives of children and families in Chicago and globally.


We seek to disrupt the status quo by reaching back and forward to empower, assist and serve our communities in the areas of Youth Enrichment, Health and Wellness, Global Poverty, Economic Security, Human Rights, and Social Justice.  We look forward to building and leveraging partnerships with other civic, social, and neighborhood organizations that align with our mission and values. 

We look forward to you attending, supporting, and partnering with us at one of our upcoming events. Make a commitment to support us in the critical work we are tasked to do in our ever-changing world.

Yours In Service,

Jennifer Ellis-Jackson

Jennifer Ellis-Jackson
Vice President

Signature Programs


MLK Day of Service

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our members lead and support community service projects, educational enrichment for teens and community engagement in the Chicago area on this national holiday.

Easter EggStravaganza

Held during the Spring, this fun-filled family event allows families and children an opportunity to interact socially and participate in interactive and traditional games.

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Community Expo featuring the Annual Music & Arts Explosion

Our Back-to-School event celebrates children and their families by offering free school supplies, haircuts, dental exams, medical screenings, toys, clothing, games, entertainment, seminars, personal items and so much more.

Annual Community Feeding

Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. began the Community Feeding Program in 2005 in an effort to support food insecure families in the Englewood community through a partnership with Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church. This event provides food, health screening, personal items and so much more for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Monarch Awards Foundation Gala: "A Tribute to Black Men"

In 1983, the inaugural “A Tribute to Black Men” gala honored 12 distinguished Black men for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments. Since its inception, "A Tribute to Black Men" has honored many unsung heroes who have made outstanding contributions to society through their professions, civic or community service.


Teen Esteem

A mentoring program designed to enrich the lives of high school girls. Established in 2001 to address the personal and social enhancement needs of young ladies that are not always met through their academic institutions, the Teen Esteem Program helps prepare high school girls for challenges within and beyond high school.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 
International Programs

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2022 - 2026

International Program Overview

With the theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s rich legacy of service by galvanizing our sisterhood of more than 120,000 active members to lead on the front lines of change, education, and advocacy.

The program targets for 2022 - 2026 are:



























These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our credo of service.

If you are interested in reading more about our International programs, visit

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