The Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will kick off the holiday season with a “Sights and Sounds of the Season” gala brunch Dec. 2.
The brunch, which will feature live music by local artists and a fur fashion show, will be at noon at the Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility in Prospect. Tickets are $65 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and community service programs in the Greater New Haven, Meriden, and Waterbury communities.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated places a particular emphasis on student development and achievement,” Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, chapter president, said in a press release. “The funds raised from this event help us ensure that financial need doesn’t prevent bright scholars from pursuing success.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is the nation’s oldest sorority founded by college-trained black women. Locally, the Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter is comprised of more than 90 women who fulfill the sorority’s mission through a number of innovative programs. Those programs include:
—Project A.S.C.E.N.D. program for young girls
—the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Conference
—civic engagement activities
—health awareness seminars
—cultural appreciation events
To date, the chapter has disbursed more than $150,000 for scholarships and book awards including donations to the United Negro College Fund. Unlike many other scholarships offered locally, the chapter’s signature Theta Epsilon Omega Scholarship is renewable for up to four years and provides important financial continuity throughout a student’s college years. Each year chapter members devote more than 5,000 volunteer hours to various service initiatives. The chapter actively seeks to partner with other individuals and organizations in the community who share their commitment to service.
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