Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service


Pi Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was chartered on June 28, 1986. Charter members were Janis Brown-Thompson*, Gloria Irvin*, Danna Jones-Wilson*, Margaret Williams, Janice Hodge*, Henri Etta Gray*, Marcia Smith, Margery DuVall, Cassandra Hall, Stephanie Mudd, Margaret Dunbar, Valerie Jackson, Dorothy Ray, Carla Fulton, Beverly Gaines, Beverly Johnson and Portia Wade. Pi Lambda Omega has dedicated members that form a bond of sisterhood that is valued by all.
(*-active charter members pictured above)

Since 1986, Pi Lambda Omega Chapter has remained very active in the Louisville, Kentucky community through a variety of service programs which align with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated National Service Program Initiatives. The chapter’s current Emerging Young Leaders – Pearls of Perfection AKAdemy program is open to middle school girls. The program’s mission is to enhance the leadership potential of all participants and to prepare for future success. The Pearls of Perfection AKAdemy meets bi-monthly (excluding summer months) at Meyzeek Middle School.

Pi Lambda Omega also hosts the annual Women’s Health Symposium, which is held in October and features workshops which focus on personal development, weight management, financial management, healthy relationships and retirement planning. Health screenings are available, and a panel of women physicians are present to answer general health concerns in various fields. The symposium also features a luncheon with a keynote speaker geared to help motivate attendees to make a commitment to lead healthy lives.

These are only a couple of ways that Pi Lambda Omega Chapter continues to make an impact in the Louisville community. The chapter has given thousands of dollars in college scholarships over the years as well. Many of the community service initiatives are held in conjunction with the Derby City Tea Rose Foundation, a 501.c.3 charitable organization.

Please contact us for more information about our chapter or our service program initiatives.

Build our Economic Wealth

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is launching our most progressive and revolutionary economic initiatives this century. This administration has created institutional-level solutions to combat institutional-level challenges. We will further encourage and equip our members to place key strategies into action to build personal, organizational, and community economic wealth.

Enhance our Environment

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has the power to galvanize our organization of more than 120,000 active members, create a ripple effect, and make a significant impact on our environment. We will employ select strategies to optimize our collective ability and to improve and protect the environment at scale. We will prioritize activities that promote the adoption of more sustainable and responsible practices.

Empower our families

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a strong history of supporting and servicing families, for we understand a healthy family is the foundation of a healthy community. We will take a multi-generational approach to fortify families within our communities by addressing child hunger and promoting positive youth development and leadership, mental well-being, and senior life.

Uplift our Local Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority reigns supreme in its mission of “Service to All Mankind.” Given the engagement of more than 1,046 chapters across an international landscape, we have an ongoing history and reputation for making a global impact through local change. We will celebrate excellence, promote a focus on service, and stimulate effective culture and showcase best practices—”Local Change, Big Impact, and Global Showcase.”

Advocate for Social Justice

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority always has been at the forefront of social justice to promote fairness and equity. We stand in the gap to empower our communities and act in the best interests of all people through social advocacy and justice. We will equip communities with the tools, knowledge, and support to activate their voices and mobilize self-help to empower communities to help themselves.