Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is fully committed to assisting those in need and the betterment of communities around the globe. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority works in partnership with national support organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Urban League, The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and many others. Kappa Chi Sigma presents and supports programs both on a local level as well as initiatives mandated by the sorority's national headquarters.
The foundation of our world is built upon support for our most vulnerable fellow man, diversity, and a commitment to serving where needed and aiding in the progression of the human race. It is with this in mind, that Sigma Gamma Rho proudly supports, organizes, and presents the following national programs:
Buckle Up America-
A safety awareness program which educates citizens about the life saving importance of seatbelt and car seat use.
Cancer Awareness and Education-
Cognizant that African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of cancer - the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is committed to providing education on and active support of early detection as well research for the prevention and cure of breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and other types of cancers.
Mwanamugimu Essay Contest-
Increases young people's knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of African nations. The program's secondary goal is to improve the writing and research skills of students.
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship aid to students (both male and female), of all races and to conduct educational programs to enhance the quality of life.
National Marrow Donor Program
Established in 1992, this initiative was developed to address and reduce the number of African American deaths due to a lack of sufficient numbers of race appropriate bone marrow donors. The program focuses on the education and recruitment of sorority member, affiliate and community donors.
The implementation of OPERATION BigBookBag serves as an invaluable resource to the children by: (1) Affording children with quick and easy access to reference materials and other studying aids and tools that will help them in their educational endeavors; (2)Providing the children with the means of completing their homework assignments in order that they may remain current and up -to -date on course projects and requirements and (3) Assisting the shelters, centers, schools and hospitals in their efforts to meet some of the educational needs of the children and young adults housed at the facilities.
Originally conducted in partnership with the March of Dimes, chapters sponsor Workshops and other activities that assist pregnant teens and educate teen mothers about the importance of pre-natal and post-natal care, and to better understand infant care and child development.
Sigma Gamma Rho has assisted in providing thousands of dollars to purchase grain grinders for African women to help alleviate their back-breaking work. The project focus has now evolved with the need to address HIV/AIDS awareness, education and treatment
SPEAR- Sigma Public Education and Research Foundation-
Sigma Public Education and Research (SPEAR) Foundation, an affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., was established in January 1993, during the administration of Past Grand Basileus Corine J. Green. This 501(c)3 organization seeks funding sources, and provides technical assistance on program management and development. SPEAR was created to increase access of resources to local Community Based Organizations (CBO) for programming of community service activities.
SPEAR’s goals emphasize the development of public education and advocacy programs that will reduce poverty, and improve the quality of life for minorities, women, and children. The foundation focuses on social science research and the direct correlation between the escalation of poverty, illiteracy, moral/value and family disintegration.
Sigma Youth Symposium- This event is held annually on the second Saturday in March by each chapter within the entire sorority. This program is intended to directly affect youth in the local area. It is directed yearly by the National Board and offers various events and workshops aimed at educating and supporting youth.
National Project to educate children about how to use their personal finances and the importance of saving and investing.The goal of Wee Savers is to allow participants to become knowledgeable of the real life skills of saving, wealth building and wealth management. The program is aimed at kids ages 6 to 18 years. Participants experience hands on examples of basic investing and setting specific, attainable goals through monitoring and mentoring of money and activities.