AKA-Lade Foundation

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    Accolade {AK-uh-leyd}, noun: a mark of acknowledgment; award; an expression of praise.



    AKA-Lade Foundation was established in 2006 as the philanthropic arm of Lambda Alpha Omega Chapter. AKA-Lade is a 501(c)3 organization that works in partnership with Lambda Alpha Omega to provide programs and services that empower communities in need.


    AKA-Lade Foundation supports programs that enhance the health, welfare, economic and educational development of individuals and families; and promote appreciation for the arts. Program areas include:


    Economic Empowerment

    • Financial and economic literacy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Empowerment for low-income families


    Education and Scholarship

    • Reading and literacy
    • Academic excellence for elementary and high school students
    • College preparation and career development
    • Miss FASHIONETTA® Teen Mentorship Program
    • Arthalia E. Jackson College Scholarship Fund


    Fine Arts

    • Arts programs for youth in underserved communities
    • Promotion for appreciation of the arts
    • Arts education



    • Health education and/or wellness in underserved communities
    • Education and awareness of auto-immune diseases
    • Programs that promote nutrition and fitness in children and youth
    • AIDS awareness, education and prevention




    Post Office Box 8234 ~ Westchester, Illinois 60154