COMMUNITY SERVICE

Courtney Brooks, Community Service Chair

Welcome to the Community Service section for the Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Here, you will find the latest activities and projects the ladies of Gamma Pi Sigma are working on.

 

Since 1963, Gamma Pi Sigma has been providing greater service to the greater Milwaukee area, with the hope of aiding the city in its development of greater progress individually and collectively for all residents. Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae chapter is here to lend a helping hand and is eager to develop new partnerships and opportunities to serve.

 

If you are interested in partnering with the ladies of Gamma Pi Sigma, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the community service committee. We can be reached at communityservice@sgrhomilwaukee.org.

 

COVID-19 Resources

The world is in the midst of unprecedented times with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The women of Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. have compiled resources to help you navigate these trying times in the Milwaukee community.

Remember to social distance, wear masks in public, and wash your hands regularly. Be safe, well, and whole!

 

Programs

A little about the initiatives and projects Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates:

Women’s Health and Wellness Initiative

Hattie McDaniel’s Cancer Awareness and Health Program is a national project that is designed to bring awareness to breast cancer and other related women’s health topics through education and preventative health measures. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this initiative in the fall with various community partners.

Swim 1922

Swim 1922 is a national partnership between Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated and USA Swim to promote water safety, decrease drowning rates, promote participation in swimming and aid USA Swim in their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this initiative during the summer through local partnerships with community organizations.

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Operation Big Bookbag

Operation Big Book Bag is a national project that provides schools and or students with school supplies such as book bags, notebooks, pencils and pens, erasers, rulers, and glue. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this initiative during the summer through various community partnerships.  

March of Dimes

Sigma Gamma Rho is a national March for Babies team, in support of our partner, the March of Dimes. We help babies by raising funds which can be used to sponsor research, medical services and support to families with premature births. Through this partnership, the sorority focuses on our H3- Healthy Generations. March for Babies was started as a part of the sorority signature project, Project Reassurance. SIGMAS and affiliates across the country March For Babies in walk-a-thons which are scheduled in the spring of the year.

Youth Symposium is a national project designed to bring awareness to issues that negatively impact our youth such a human sex trafficking, drugs, mental health, bullying, abuse, and teen violence. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this initiative in the spring through various community partnerships.

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Project Reassurance Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations

Project Reassurance is a national project that focuses on filling in the gaps related to education about various topics related to health, improving the quality of life and breaking generational cycles. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this initiative during the winter and spring through various community partnerships.

Gamma Pi Sigma's Local Projects
Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is a national initiative that promotes voter awareness and encourages the use of your constitutional right to vote. This initiative occurs throughout the year in tandem with the election cycles. Gamma Pi Sigma organizes and supports the Engine 22 polling place in Milwaukee.

NPHC - Milwaukee

The NPHC of Milwaukee is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC), which is a coalition of the nine (9) largest historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, currently representing over 1.5 million members internationally. The organization boasts a diverse membership comprised of students, celebrities, corporate, political and community leaders.

Gamma Pi Sigma has been and is currently a member of NPHC Milwaukee.

Black History Quiz Bowl

The Black History Quiz Bowl is an opportunity to promote teamwork, black excellence, and the rich African American history with the young gifted and black youth of Milwaukee through a friendly team competition. Gamma Pi Sigma facilitates this project during the winter. 

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