RGO Participates in NAR Initiative "Lunchline for the Frontline"

On Wednesday June 24, 2020, the ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter's Building Your Economic Legacy and Women's Health and Wellness Committee honored the staff at Winchester Gardens Nursing Home in Maplewood, NJ as a part of the North Atlantic Region’s Lunchline for the Frontline community service project. Lunch was purchased from and delivered by Millie Austin's Catering, a black owned establishment in South Orange, NJ. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega want to say “thank you” to our essential workers for their service and sacrifice during this difficult time. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOathome #AKAOperationAssist #BlackDollar #CarefortheCaregiver

HBCU Spotlight: Denise Brown

This week's HBCU spotlight is Denise Brown. Read her story and learn how impactful her HBCU experience has been in her life. #HBCUforLife #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome.

Rho Gamma Omega Honors its 2020 Scholars

Rho Gamma Omega chapter's scholarship committee recently hosted two events to honor their six 2020 scholarship recipients. On Friday, June 19th, the committee hosted a virtual meet and greet with the awardees and on Saturday, June 27th, the committee personally delivered certificates and gift cards to their homes via caravan. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega are very proud of their awardees and wish them all the best as they transition into their colleges and universities. Quiyon Peters and Yolonda Severe serve as the Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs. Recia Howard is the chapter president.

Soroprenuer Spotlight: Kathy Carter

KP Carter, also known as The Literacy Whisperer, is the children’s book creator of Summertime with Lizzie B. Hayes and Lizzie B. Hayes and the Great Camp Caper. For 35 years, she served hundreds of students, in various capacities including: classroom teacher, reading specialist, and adjunct professor. Before retiring, she spent the final 8 years of her career as the Director of Language Arts and Testing in a K-12 public school district with a student population of approximately 4,000. she was responsible for a staff of 200, including teachers. In her own words, KP says " I knew very early in my life that I enjoyed sharing the joy of reading. From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to

RECAP: Global Impact Committee Virtual Pillowcase Dress Program

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Rho Gamma Omega chapter's Global Impact Committee hosted a virtual pillowcase dress and shirt making event where members began cutting and pinning creations that will be sent to children in Haiti once completed. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome

RECAP: #CAP Graduation

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Rho Gamma Omega Chapter hosted a virtual graduation for #CAP students. Seniors were celebrated for a successful year, while being provided with congratulatory messages and a special gift from the chapter. Returning students were also celebrated and will receive a publication that will provide additional assistance in navigating through their college admissions process. Special thanks to Chloe X Halle for offering words of encouragement to the students. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome #CAP

RECAP: Virtual Open Mic Night

On Friday, June 25, 2020, Rho Gamma Omega chapter's The Arts! Committee collaborated with Stokes Notes, LLC to host a Virtual Open Mic Night on Instagram Live where eleven performers provided a variety of artistic expressions such as singing, poetry, spoken word and praise dancing. Thank you to Stokes Notes for the collaboration, the artists for sharing their talent and to all who attended. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome #TargetIV

RECAP: World Refugee Day

On June 20, 2020, Rho Gamma Omega chapter observed World Refugee Day by participating in UNCHR'S 2 Billion Kilometres to Safety. Chapter members and guests engaged in virtual walking, running and other forms of movement for the Every Step Counts campaign. Families who have been forced to flee have made extraordinary efforts to survive.The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega chapter honor their determination to keep their families safe. #AKAatHome #RGOatHome #NARatHome #Target5 Target2 #WorldRefugeeDay

RECAP: Women's Financial Empowerment Series

On Wednesday June 24, 2020, the ladies of Rho Gamma Omega’s Building your Economic Legacy Committee hosted Part 1 of our Women’s Financial Empowerment Series featuring a panel of experts representing the fields of Wealth Management, Asset Management, Estate Planning and Assisted Living Insurance. It was an informative event and all who attended were empowered to make personal steps for their generational wealth. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega are committed to educating the community in our service area on building your economic legacy through financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building. #AKAathome #NARatHome #RGOathome #RGOTarget3

Join the 4 Week Money Challenge with RGO

Are you looking for a practical way to save $1,000 in 30 days? Join Rho Gamma Omega’s Economic Legacy Committee for our 4 week Money Challenge as we focus on implementing good financial habits and saving money. Register at RGOPROGRAMS@GMAIL.COM by July 4, 2020 for more information and instructions on the 4 Week Money Challenge, which will begin on July 6tth. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega are committed to educating our service area on the importance of wealth building through increasing one’s savings. #AKAathome #NARatHome #RGOatHome #RGOTarget3 #MoneyChallenge

HBCU Spotlight: Mary Beasley

This week's HBCU spotlight is Mary Beasley. Read her story and learn how impactful her HBCU experience has been in her life. #HBCUforLife #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome

Sororprenuer Spotlight: Nandi Nelson

It was during her graduate studies, in social work, that Nandi Nelson discovered her passion. While working with autistic children, she developed skills that have assisted families to reach further heights and achieve important milestones. Two and half years ago, Nandi opened Social Behavior Learning Solutions, a company dedicated to providing behavioral interventions for children, families and organizations. "I have always wanted to help, support, and empower families". As an advocate for autism, she is a sought after speaker and author. Nandi Nelson is an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked with individuals with varying disabi

Fill Out the 2020 Census this Juneteenth

In celebration of our freedom on Juneteenth, Rho Gamma Omega encourages everyone to complete the Census2020. Make sure your family, friends, and neighbors complete their Census today. It's Quick and Easy It's Not To Late It's Safe, Secure, and Confidential Our goal is to educate and provide the resources to the community to make the right choices today for a better tomorrow.

RGO Summer Reading List

Rho Gamma Omega Chapter's The Arts' Committee created a summer reading list of books that were written or set during the Black Arts Movement. The list was distributed to middle school age students in the chapter's service area. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega are committed to exposing students to artist enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts and by showcasing talent through exploration of writers and entertainers from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome #TheArts!

HBCU Spotlight: Quiyon Peters

This week's HBCU spotlight is Quiyon Peters! Read her story and learn how impactful her HBCU experience has been in her life. #HBCUforLife #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome

Sororprenuer Spotlight: Dr. Dorothy Handfield

As a 12 year experienced urban School Principal, Dr. Handfield understands the challenges of leading a staff of approximately 100 employees across multiple school locations. She also comprehends the rewards of training employees to work to their fullest potential so the organization can meet its goals. Due to these experiences, in 2007, Dr. Handfield started DCH Consulting Services, LLC in order to coach new leaders and/or women of color who want to develop their leadership skills. Dr. Handfield is passionate about sharing her knowledge and views her consulting business as an opportunity to play it forward.

Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington

The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter's Connections Committee would like to invite you to join us in supporting the virtual Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020 at 10am EST and 6pm EST. Join to hear the voices of the poor and most impacted groups tell their stories and learn how to impact change in your community. Use the link below to register today! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/rsvp-for-june-20-2020-mass-poor-peoples-assembly-moral-march-on-washington?source=AKANorthAtlanticRegion

SAVE THE DATE: Pink Diamonds and Bow Ties Soiree

The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and our Legacy of Ivy and Pearls Foundation invite you to SAVE THE DATE for our scholarship fundraiser “ Pink Diamonds and Bow Ties” being held November 15, 2020. We look forward to seeing you chic in shades of pink.

Recap: Virtual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar

On Friday, June 12th, Rho Gamma Omega chapter hosted a virtual Breast Cancer Awareness seminar with guest speaker, Dr. Vivian Bea, Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at New York - Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the relationship between health disparities and race, myths associated with the breast cancer diagnosis and recommendations regarding mammograms. The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bea for providing an engaging and informative seminar, and thank you to all who attended! #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome

Upcoming Event: Step With Refugees

Join Rho Gamma Omega Chapter on June 20th World Refugee Day to partake in the #STEPWITHREFUGEES global challenge to walk, run, dance, swim or take any step in solidarity with refugees. Send us pictures/screenshots of your participation to RGOPrograms@gmail.com. #AKAatHome #NARatHome #RGOatHome #StepWithRefugees #WorldRefugeeDay

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