I welcome you in Sisterhood and Servitude!!! Servitude? Yes, “Servitude.” We, as women of Upsilon Omega Omega, have given new meaning to the word “servitude.” In our Pink and Green universe, “servitude” means “service with a positive attitude.” Since May 9, 1998, when Upsilon Omega Omega was chartered by sixteen (16) phenomenal women, we have been rendering servitude to Irmo, South Carolina and surrounding areas. Now, more than 100 members strong, we continue to render supreme servitude. We assist in providing essential services to the homeless. We provide free prom dresses to Cinderellas who cannot afford them. We make connections to further enhance the quality of life of the community that we serve. We are still standing for those who are fighting cancer, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other health and personal crises.Read More
Still Standing 2015 Women’s Health Empowerment Luncheon
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter in partnership with the Ivy Heritage Foundation of Irmo, Inc., is pleased to announce our 5th biennial community service event, the “Still Standing Women’s Health Empowerment Luncheon”. Still Standing is an event used to bring awareness to health and societal issues that negatively affect women. In past years we have served as a platform for HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health.
This year’s “Still Standing” event will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Capital City Club in Columbia, SC and will focus on Stroke.
Still Standing will serve as a platform for stroke experts and stroke survivors to open the eyes of the community to the impact of stroke. A portion of net proceeds will be donated to Young Stroke, Incorporated. Young Stroke Inc., founded in 2005 by Amy Edmunds, is a non- profit advocacy agency formed to address the needs of young adult stroke survivors as well as their caregivers.
Congratulations to 2015 Upsilon Omega Omega Scholarship Recipients
Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its annual Scholarship Program on May 17, 2015, at Irmo Town Hall. Upsilon Omega Omega presented two thousand five hundred ($2500.00) dollars in scholarships to four (4) outstanding students attending schools in Lexington Richland School District 5. The recipients of these scholarships were Keri Gates, Batesburg Leesville High School; Olivia Jabber, Irmo High School; Cicely Major, Dutch Fork High School; and Brittany Wright, Dutch Fork High School.
1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day
Upsilon Omega Omega members, Girls of Promise, and Boys of Promise students refreshed H. B. Rhame Elementary School playground on May 16, 2015. The AKA 1908 Playground Project℠ ensures that ensure children have safe and inviting places to play.
This was a community impact day for members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sorority members collectively restore and renew 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds with its Restore, Refresh and Renew Project℠.
Upsilon Omega Omega Supports NAMI Mid-Carolina Minds on Main
NAMI Mid-Carolina Minds on Main Parade and Block Party was held on May 2nd. Members of Upsilon Omega Omega chapter participated in the parade and block party. You have an opportunity to support NAMI Mid-Carolina Minds on Main by visiting Protecting Our Pearls.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are working together to raise mental health awareness in order to improve the quality of life for African American individuals and families who are impacted by mental health conditions.
Find more information visit NAMI/AKA Awareness.
No Fear for Freedom, The Musical
On Friday, May 1, 2015 Upsilon Omega Omega’s Girls of Promise, Boys of Hope, and ASCEND students enjoyed the theatrical presentation of “No Fear For Freedom, The Musical”. This theatrical presentation is the story of The Friendship 9, a group of young students from Rock Hill, South Carolina, who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory’s lunch counter in 1961. The theatrical event is in honor of former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Ernest A. Finney, who was the defense attorney for The Friendship 9.
Special thanks to The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter who sponsor students to attend this event.
Upsilon Omega Omega Launched ASCEND℠
On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. launched ASCEND℠. ASCEND℠ is the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program. The program is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND℠ will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. ASCEND℠ Kick-off Photo Gallery
Welcome UOO Newest Members
Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter is excited to introduce its newest members:
Akina Broomfield-Byers, Dawn Chambers-Lynch, Melisa Childs, Nicole Edwards, Cherisha Floyd, Ashley J. Harris, Tameka Harvey, Rosalind Johnson, Sheila McNeal, Jaleesa Moody, Abreian Myers, Tiffany Simpson, and Kimberley Wicker.