Capturing Our Service
These are a few snapshots of our service in the community
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
In October 2015, chapter members participated in the City of Carson's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The 2.5 mile walked started and ended at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center.
Childhood Hunger Awareness
On October 16th, the ladies of Pi Sigma Omega provided Community Prep Academy in Carson with a short program about childhood hunger and breast cancer. The students received handouts and giveaways for answering questions and presenting facts about both subjects.
The Longest Day
This June 21st Community Impact Day was filled with partnerships. Pi Sigma Omega and the Mu Epsilon Omega chapters reached out to community partners, the Alzheimer's Association and St. Joseph Manor Community Housing Management, in Costa Mesa, CA to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Attendees received goodie bags, information on preventive tips and resources for those impacted by the disease. Also, sorority members played Bingo with senior residents to keep their minds alert and have a great time winning prizes such as $10 gift cards.
Pi Sigma Omega 2015 Scholarship Winners
June 20th gave PSO the opportunity to assist three young women with the opportunity to pursue their dreams of higher education. Both Crystal Rayburn of Cerritos High School and Karrina Williams of Mayfair High School received a scholarship award of $1,000. The third recipient, Cydney Miles, became the first recipient of the Mary Ethel Pyburn scholarship award. This award is presented to one of our member’s children or grandchildren for outstanding academic performance and community service.
A.S.C.E.N.D. Spring 2015
March 2015 kicked off our A.S.C.E.N.D. program. The program consisted of 10 young ladies attending high school in the Lakewood and Long Beach areas. During our program kickoff the students and their parents, learned about the expectations and aspirations the sorority has for these young women. The Educational Enrichment committee held workshops focused on obtaining and applying for scholarships, resume writing, career building, UN activities, college panels, STEM activities, and community service projects for the remainder of the semester. In June, the committee hosted a culmination celebration for the young ladies.
1908 Playground Revitalization
Cabrillo Elementary was about to see a change on its playground. Chapter members, volunteers and ASCEND students gathered on Saturday, May 16, 2015 to create a reading garden for the students. With lots of love, paint, soil and digging, the students were amazed that on Monday, they had a new play area!
Family Kindness Story Time
Pi Sigma Omega partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Whittier chapter and the Artesia Library to host an event to kickoff Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and NAMI's mental health partnership. Chapter members read stories to children focused on kindness and acceptance of others and one's self. Also, the children got to create paper dolls. All parents in attendance received information about mental health as well.
Pink Goes Red for Heart Health
On February 6, 2015, our chapter hosted a Pink Goes Red for Heart Health event at Christ Centered A.R.M.E.D Ministries. Hearts were pumping and feet were moving as the attendees learned and performed The Chicago step and a variety of other dances. Also, participants: had a discussion and Q&A session about heart disease, received literature on the cause and effects of heart disease and received free blood pressure screenings.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Food Drive