CHAPTER SERVICE PROGRAMS
Since its charter in 1984 Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter supports and continues to serve in our local communities in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan region. In conjunction with our non-profit service organization the UPLIFT Foundation we have established the following programs which provide UPLIFT and care for the people of our communities:
- Colonel Charles E. Young Memorial Scholarship Program
- Omega Academy
- Project Manhood (Manhood 101)
- Project UPLIFT
- Men’s Health Initiative
- Boys Scout Troop 2019
- DC Boys & Girls Club
- Social Action
- We Feed Our People
- Easter Egg Hunt Program
- Kids Day at Six Flags
- Kids Day at the Nationals
- Kids Day at the Wizards
- Talent Hunt Program
- Youth Leadership Conference
- Assault on Illiteracy (AOIP)
- Voter Registration
We also support local youth team sports programs, clothing drives for the homeless, holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Martin Luther King, Jr.) food for the elderly and poor amongst many other programs.
To support our service & scholarship programs in providing monetary resources and services to our communities, eligible high school seniors, and continuing education adults our chapter hosts several fundraiser events throughout the year to raise those monies.
Below are our fundraiser programs in which we will host for the current year 2019.
- Gold Stroke Golf Tournament
- Inaugural Crab & Jazz Feast
Throughout the year we continue to seek out sponsors and donors to support our programs.
If you would like to donate or support these worthy programs please click the “Donate” button below to donate to our UPLIFT FOUNDATION.
PATRON APPRECIATION COOKOUT (QBQ)
We recognize the value our patrons and appreciate them for their committed donation of money and time that they provide throughout the year. Each year host a Patron Appreciation Cook-Out also known as the “Q-B-Q” which is a fun-filled day of food, fun, and entertainment for all, at no cost to the patrons! Our renowned “Mobile Feeding Team (MFT) fires up the grill and provides food for over 500 patrons. Children enjoy shaved ice, moon-bounce, and face-painting entertainment. We typically host this event in August of each year. Please check out our calendar and lock in the date to attend! You’ll be glad that you did.
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.’s MANDATED PROGRAMS
Additionally, we also support our mandated programs in realization of our Founder’s vision to promote and build the fraternity to an organization that can not only sustain itself but to also support our communities. Below are the programs in which our fraternity requires each chapter to participate in annually.
Designed to promote the study of Negro life and history, Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for black Americans. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.
The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity’s international budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission.
SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that will uplift their communities. An international committee will coordinate the multifaceted programs of the various chapters. Some of the activities under the umbrella of social action include, but are not limited to: voter registration, education and “getting out the vote”; Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; volunteering time to charities and less fortunate individuals; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charities such as American Diabetes Association, United Way, Sickle Cell Anemia, etc.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM
This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the Performing Arts. Winners of the competition are awarded recognition for their talents. Awards may include college scholarships.
March 12th of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.
RECLAMATION AND RETENTION
A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status so that they may enjoy the full benefits of Omega.
COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND
Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000.00 to Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support. Chapters are assessed donations based on chapter size.
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities by promoting good health practices. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the health directives at the local level. Some of the programs under the umbrella of Health Initiatives are the Charles Drew Blood Drive (normally held in June), AIDS/HIV Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association Partnership. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional health initiatives under the umbrella of the Health Initiatives mandate.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities through the power of the vote. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the directives at the local level. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional voter initiatives under the umbrella of the Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization mandate.
Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. In the event that a chapter or district is not a life member of the NAACP, it must maintain a yearly membership to be in Good Standing with the fraternity. Furthermore, all members of the fraternity are strongly encouraged to become members of the NAACP.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION- Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.
NAACP – Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encouraged to join the NAACP.