NATIONAL PROJECTS


OPERATION Big Book Bag:  This programís primary goal is to provide support for underprivileged children through school supplies. 

Program for Africa- A program to provide African women -who produce more than 75% of the food grown on the continent- with grain grinders. This program is in conjunction with Africare.

Habitat for Humanity International - Sigma Gamma Rho is working in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity in building homes for the people in need. The cooperative project began in February 1994. Proceeding the 1996 International Boule in Houston, TX, the sorority plans to help build 3 homes in the area with their labor and contributions.

Mwanamugimu Essay Contest - has a primary goal of increasing the knowledge of young people about the historical and contemporary development of African nations. Secondarily, the program seeks to improve the writing and research skills of students. Chapters sponsor local essay contests that usually include awards programs. Regional contests are also held, with winning essays announced at regional conferences.

Project Reassurance- a community action, public service project established in 1974 in conjunction with the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. This is a prenatal health education program designed to reach pregnant and parenting adolescents with health information, parenting education, referral services and supportive counseling. It also provides information on the prevention of teen pregnancy and birth defects.

Rejesta V. Perry Birthright Program- This program was established in memory of the former Grand Basileus for which the project is named. The primary focus of this project is to provide support for children of mothers who have AIDS or are HIV positive. the program is dedicated to data collection, citizen education and action by the sorority to help these children.

Wee Savers- National project to educate young people about how to use their personal finances. The program sponsors trips to financial institutions, seminars on finance and learning projects.


SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Africare
Assault on Illiteracy Program (A.O.I.P)
Black Media, Inc.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
National Black Leadership Roundtable
Habitat for Humanity International
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
NAACP
National Association for the study of
Afro-American Life and History, Inc.
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
March of Dimes-Birth Defects Foundation
National Mental Health Association
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.
National Urban League
United Negro College Fund
Vocational Guidance and Workshop Center,
New York City

 

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