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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. – Alpha Lambda Sigma Alumnae Chapter - Cleveland OH

Programs

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority provides service to the community through its national programs. All sorority national programs and initiatives are under the “umbrella” of a signature program entitled, Project Reassurance. Through Project Reassurance, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority seeks to promote responsible living highlighted by the slogan “H3: It’s All About ME!” which focuses on Healthy Living, Healthy Choices, and Healthy Generations.

Below are the programs that Alpha Lambda Sigma Alumnae Chapter has successfully executed:

March for Babies

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.

Mwanimugimu (Wah-nah-moo-gee-moo) Essay Contest

The Mwanamugimu Essay contest was started under past Grand Basileus Dr. LaRona Morris with its focus on providing an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of Africa. Since its beginning, the contest has been expanded to include pertinent global and current community issues. Its prime objective includes improving writing and research skills. The project title, Mwanamugimu, is a proverb from the Republic of Uganda that means "from small acorns come mighty oaks."

Operation BigBookBag

A Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority International Project in which chapters provide selected schools and other facilities across the nation with book bags, notebooks, writing and drawing paper, pencils and pens, dictionaries, thesauri, rulers, glue, construction paper, textbooks, computers and many other needed school items.

Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Awareness

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is committed to providing education on and active support of early detection as well as research for the prevention and cure of breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and other types of cancers. We highlight this project in various ways in October as we honor our soror and actress, the late Hattie McDaniel, who died from breast cancer.

Youth Symposium

Sponsored in conjunction with and in commemoration of Sigma Week, the Sigma Youth Symposium was designed to highlight some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. Held on the second Saturday of March by each Alumnae Chapter, simultaneous Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect teens today.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Campaign

Through the collaborative efforts of undergraduates and alumnae chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, we have committed to raising $90,000 in honor of our Founders for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Girls’ Night In Campaign.

 

Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)

The Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)  provides funds to support an HIV coordinator who works through the organization’s membership networks to disseminate Act Against AIDS campaign materials and HIV prevention services and it re-engages people by combating complacency, increasing testing, and raising awareness among communities at risk.