Photo courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Omicron Chi Omega chapter
In 1985, the Omicron Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded.
Nearly 40 years later, the organization continues to serve members of Prince William County.
It focuses on 6 initiatives: strengthening its sisterhood, empowering families, building economic wealth, enhancing the environment, advocating for social justice, and uplifting the local community.
The sorority seeks to empower families in a couple of ways. A Youth Leadership Institute is one program offered.
“This is all about empowering our young students – middle age 11 through 13 – and giving them tools and techniques to be our next generation leaders,” President Christina Henry Roberson explained.
Omicron Chi Omega partners with various organizations and agencies, including West Gate Elementary School. The sorority wants to make sure that students have access to food and snacks.
Planting trees is an example of how members aim to enhance the environment.
“We also work collaboratively across our programs and ensure that our youth understand the importance of recycling and also a clean, healthy environment,” Roberson added.
Through its efforts to uplift the community, Omicron Chi Omega focuses on the county’s needs. It recently worked on programs at the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries.
Providing scholarships and participating in local events are other goals of the organization.
“We members of Omicron Chi Omega chapter find it to be essential for us to be in the community, so you can see our lovely members wearing pink and green so that you know that we are women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated,” Roberson said.
More information and updates on the sorority can be found on its website and Facebook page.
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