In 1974, Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated received approval from Reading is Fundamental, Inc. to operate its AKA-RIF Project in the Huntsville City and Madison County School Systems.
In 1975, the first book distributions were held in the West Huntsville Elementary School (Huntsville City School Systems) and Central School (Madison County School System) with 100 students participating.
On February 4, 2003, AKA - RIF Kids at ten school sites were invited to take part in “Read With Me”. The 2003 Community Reading Challenge, a national RIF project sponsored by the MetLife Foundation. West Huntsville Elementary School was the small site winner. It is closed today.
Today, after 43 years the project is continuing. It now will serve more than 1,000 students at 9 Huntsville City and Madison County School sites. Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter is helping students throughout Huntsville and Madison County to love reading and to understand that READING IS FUNDAMENTAL.
The Girls Inc. Committee recognizes girls of character, courage and confidence each month in three grade categories between kindergarten and eighth grade. In addition workshops are planned to focus on leadership development and personal development of the girls.
The Debutante Presentation and Ball is the longest standing service of the Epsilon Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Each year, thousands of young ladies have taken part in the cultural training sessions, have participated in community projects, have showcased their unique talents, and have developed artful keepsakes in the form of scrapbooks. Substantial scholarships are awarded to deserving debutantes.
In 2017, in celebration of the 59th Debutante Presentation and Ball, 34 unforgettable young women graced the stage of the North Hall of the Von Braun Civic Center, making their debut as Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutantes.These debutantes are destined to make a positive impact on the world. The 2017 Debutante theme was "Unforgettable".