They enable us to be united in our service throughout diverse communities. They are our ultimate function.
Carrying out the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated program theme for 2018-2022, Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service, in the areas of Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact, will give Sigma Omega Chapter members the opportunity to touch more lives in the Greater Cincinnati area and throughout the world.
Community Impact Days allow us, along side of our Area Partners, to serve the Greater Cincinnati Area by concentrating our efforts on a particular need at a specific time.
We will reshape our current projects and execute them under the new International Program Targets in our mission to be of “Service to All Mankind”. Please visit our International website for additional information about the program focus Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.
Our Cincinnati Area Partners
Conceived in 1986 by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration, inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 3-day cultural weekend event, held annually on the 3rd weekend of August, which brings consumers, corporations, communities and government agencies together to focus on the historic strengths and traditional values of the Black Family.
The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic values of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration.
Since the early 1980s, Cincinnati Association of Black University and College Alumni, CABUCA, has sponsored an annual Historically Black College Fair in its effort to increase student enrollment and enlighten prospective students about the benefits of attending Historical Black Colleges and Universities, HBCUs.
The college fair showcases information about various HBCUs, conducts college preparation and financial aid seminars and awards a book scholarship to their essay contest winner.
The Cincinnati Public School District dates from its official start in 1829 as a district called The Common Schools of Cincinnati.
The City of Cincinnati was founded in 1788 on the Ohio River bank opposite the mouth of the Licking River. By the early 1800s, several public schools were operating, making Cincinnati the first to have a public school system in the new Northwest Territory, according to a 1902 book by John B. Shotwell, Schools of Cincinnati.
The Center for Closing the Health Gap is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004, committed to raising awareness about and eliminating racial and health disparities across Greater Cincinnati.
Through advocacy, education, and community outreach, we work collaboratively with hospitals, government, associations and businesses to address prevalent health disparities and social determinants.