Chapter to host a week of activities and service projects to commemorate milestone
From Feb. 4 – 11, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., Alpha Mu Omega Chapter members will celebrate 95 years of service within the Indianapolis community. The theme for the week-long celebration is “Lighting the Way: AMO 95 Years of Sisterhood & Service,” and will include a service project, church service, a celebratory gathering around the city and a sold-out anniversary brunch.
“It is an honor to lead our sisters in Alpha Mu Omega, and I feel tremendously proud of the service we have provided within the Indianapolis community for 95 years,” said chapter president Tamiko Crayton. “We are standing on the shoulders of our sorority founders, and each of our chapter members is committed to our mission to be of service to all mankind as we hold up the vision of our charter members.”
Since 1929, the women of Alpha Mu Omega chapter have rendered service to the Indianapolis community and beyond. The chapter’s award-winning programs have tackled the most pressing issues in our city, such as poverty, hunger, health and education. Through intentional mentorship, members give hands-on guidance to more than 200 minority youth in sixth grade through college each year. These activities allow students to work with college-educated women who voluntarily give their wisdom, work and worth to help our community thrive. In 1979, the chapter established a 501c3, Ivy Endowment, Incorporated, giving more than $1.3 million in scholarships to college-bound students through the Debutante Cotillion program and a general scholarship fund.
In addition to the chapter’s service record to the community, Alpha Mu Omega also serves as an incubator for nurturing leaders, a tradition that started with its 28 charter members. Members of the chapter have served the community as civic and community leaders, educators, physicians, engineers, judges, entrepreneurs and more. They have also served the greater sorority as leaders on the regional and international levels since 1929.
“Our charter members were pioneers who laid the groundwork for our success,” said Ms. Crayton. “Mary Johnson was the first dean of girls for Crispus Attucks. Phyllis Wheatley Waters designed the sorority’s crest that Alpha Kappa Alpha still uses today. These women were pioneers who lifted each other while lifting our community. This was during a time when African Americans had limited opportunities for greatness. Yet they persisted. We have the responsibility to do the same.”
Alpha Mu Omega chapter will celebrate its anniversary all year long. For additional information and to learn more about ways Alpha Kappa Alpha is serving the Indianapolis community, visit www.akaamo.org and the Alpha Mu Omega page on Facebook.