Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
Alpha Kappa Psi strives to channel our members' collective business knowledge toward improving the communities we are apart of.
About The Empowerment Plan
The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. They hire single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. The individuals hired manufacture a coat designed to meet the needs of those in the homeless community. The durable EMPWR coat can transform into a sleeping bag at night or an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. Since 2012, The Empowerment Plan has provided employment to 39 homeless individuals—all of whom have now secured permanent housing for themselves and their families—and distributed over 20,000 coats to those in need across the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to offering employment, The Empowerment Plan provides supplemental programming to ensure the personal and professional growth of all employees. Programs include on-site GED classes, financial literacy seminars, leadership and professional development workshops, and digital literacy training. Their goal is to help each employee define their own success, both at The Empowerment Plan and beyond.