I am honored to serve as Vice-President and Program Chairman of the Monarch Awards Foundation.
We are intentional and persistent in our efforts to provide programs that matter and make a difference in various communities in Chicago. As the Monarch Awards Foundation fosters partnerships with other organizations, donors, and sponsors, we work to make meaningful contributions and help improve the lives of those who directly benefit from our programs, scholarships, and charitable donations.
We strategically collaborate and serve organizations locally and globally that align with our mission. During uncertain and tumultuous times, we continue to reimagine how we engage in our communities and diligently work to implement programs that enhance and improve the lives of others.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our events, our impact in the communities that we serve, and how you can join us in making a difference in Chicago and throughout the world.
Shannon B. Staton
Shannon B. Staton
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
International Program Overview
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. The size and scope of services provided to our communities have grown and significantly improve the quality of life for all who reside within our service areas.
The program theme for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.
The five program targets for 2018-2022 are:
The International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service.
TARGET 1: HBCU FOR LIFE
TARGET 2: WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS
TARGET 3: BUILDING YOUR ECONOMIC LEGACY
TARGET 4: THE ARTS!
TARGET 5: GLOBAL IMPACT