Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest Greek-letter organization for African-American women, is national partner of the UNA-USA through its ASCEND program, implementing Model UN mini-simulations throughout the country, with a specific focus on bringing this experiential learning activity into communities disconnected from international concerns and dialogs.
Our chapter has been working with AKA and UNA MidPeninsula member Phyllis Hamilton to provide schools and after-school programs with the Model UN app since 2014. Together with ASCEND members we seek to expand understanding of the UN, its mission and focus as part of the AKA’s “Global Impact” initiative, which aims to prepare today’s youth for an increasingly global and complex society. We will participate in the 7th annual Berkeley IGMUN this October, where AKA is the national co-sponsor.
We also continue to make presentations about the UN through the AKA “Education” initiative at meetings with ASCEND high school girls in East Palo Alto.