Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Pi Rho Omega Chapter was one of the best kept secrets in Chesterfield, VA. Chartered on April 4, 1987 by 20 phenomenal sorority sisters seeking to make a difference in the world around them, the journey officially began. We are the large chapter with a small family outreach of 165 members. Since 1991, Pi Rho Omega has been an award-winning chapter. Yes, we are proud, but just as humble and ready to work today as the charter members. It is my pleasure to, WELCOME you to our website!
Pi Rho Omega’s leadership has had vision and pride since its inception and as we celebrate 30 years in the community, we also recognize the outstanding leaders who shaped it. Several members of the chapter hold positions on regional and international committees, and we are proud to have among the leadership in our chapter, the 17th Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Dr. Linda H. Gilliam.
The theme for 2017 will focus on the great work that started the chapter. The PRO Pipeline will concentrate on “Building Leaders, Strengthening the Vine and Serving the Community.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson’s program platform for 2014-2018, Launching New Dimensions of Service(SM) has 5 target areas (listed below) that chapters around the world are embracing. The signature program is ASCEND(SM) (Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development Skills) which focuses on enhancing the academic and life skills of high school students.
The chapter also has three long-standing programs: The Young Writer’s Program, Scholarships and the YMCA Bright Beginnings Program. The chapter’s program committee works diligently with local partners with the same service goals.
In 1995, Pi Rho Omega chapter members established, Professionals Reaching Out to the Community Foundation, Inc., (PROC Foundation) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to support community service programs, which includes the chapter programs. To find out more about the organization and its programs visit www.procfoundation.org.
I encourage you to visit the website frequently and be a part of our love of “service to all mankind.”
With Kind Regards,
Darlene Royall Sims