"Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service"
A message from our President
Greetings and welcome to the month of June!
I may be a bit biased, since it’s my birthday month, but I am the happiest in June, so I say it’s the best month. Pearls and roses are the birthstone and flower, Juneteenth and summer solstice are days for reflection. June is when summer starts, every day lasts just that little bit longer and we take a break from business. We celebrate our Fathers, Pride Month and the Great Outdoors Month and on June 7th we will hold up our cones for Chocolate Ice Cream Day and enjoy the sweetness of the summer
I look forward to the outings, gatherings and trips outdoors. The ability to connect maskless with my Sorors, Sisters and Friends. The joy, happiness and success that we struggled to maintain in 2020 is sure to return in 2021. We will continue our activities and events in a virtual format staying engaged and active in the Greater Boston Community, as we celebrate our commitment to Service to All Mankind in Psi Omega Chapter's 95th year.
Greetings and welcome to the official website of the phenomenal and outstanding Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!
Psi Omega Chapter was chartered in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1926. Members proudly serve the Greater Boston area, providing programs and scholarships that address the needs of our community. We have 160 professional, college-educated women actively engaged in implementing the exciting Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service international program under the leadership of our International President, Glenda Baskin Glover. We have been working with heightened enthusiasm and passion, joining hands as we inspire our communities and renew our efforts to “Be of Service to All Mankind.
Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service includes five target programs:
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Target 4: The Arts!
Target 5: Global Impact
Through our signature program, #CAPSM, which stands for College Admissions Process, we support students' efforts to enter college. And we continue to leverage our Community Impact Days to engage in activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.
Our chapter focuses on “Sistership, Membership and Leadership” through five areas:
Identity and Values – knowing and being firmly connected with who we are and what we represent as individuals and leaders.
Guiding Foundational Principles – setting guiding principles that others can begin to expect from us.
Courage and Risk-taking – being courageous enough to take calculated risks, challenge the status quo and innovate.
Genuine Care to Advance Others – continuing to learn how to better serve others and genuinely support each other’s development.
Responsibility and Accountability – being exceptionally self-disciplined to hold ourselves accountable to consistently deliver high standards in our areas of focus every day, every step of the way.
Psi Omega Chapter has several signature events we welcome the community to attend including our annual and trademarked pINKWELL - ΨΩ AKA Beach Party with a purpose, held the third Thursday in August in Oak Bluffs, MA. Our bi-annual debutante program offers positive self image, role models, and personal development activities that promote high moral and ethical standards for young women. Along with the debutantes, young men, serving as escorts, attend workshops centered-around financial literacy, the college application process, and etiquette. The six-month program culminates with a formal ball that allows the community to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the debutantes, and their escorts, into mature cultured, confident, principled, and civic-minded women.
We hope that you will continue to visit our website for updated information about Psi Omega Chapter—which has proudly served the Greater Boston community for nearly a century—and our service programs, fundraisers, and events. Your support and participation in these worthwhile initiatives are greatly appreciated!
We welcome all active Sorors to our chapter meetings that occur on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Our next chapter meeting is June 19, 2021. Please email us if you would like to "visit us" during our virtual chapter meetings.
On behalf of the entire chapter, welcome to our website!
President, Psi Omega Chapter
Dimock Center 7th Annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run - Saturday, September 11, 2021
Dimock Center, 55 Dimock Street, Boston, MA 02119
Register and join our community in-person team, The Boston AKAs and Friends, at https://www.runreg.com/the-road-to-wellness-5k.
More information to come.
Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk - 7:30 am ET on Sunday, September 26, 2021
DCR Memorial Hatch Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108
Join our team, The Boston AKAs and Friends, for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Together we hope to raise money and awareness to save lives from breast cancer. You can join the team at this link. If you can't attend the walk, please consider donating to our team to show support. Psi Omega is proud to support this cause and we know together we can make a difference!
In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Learn more about the National History of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Under the leadership of International President Glenda Baskin Glover, the 2018-2022 international program theme for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is "Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service."