Chartered in 1991, Eta Nu Sigma Chapter fosters sisterhood among its local membership, while providing community service, scholarship and empowerment to communities throughout Brooklyn & Queens, in New York City.
In 2005, Eta Nu Sigma Chapter established the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation that serves as the charitable arm of the chapter. The mission of the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation is to serve the Brooklyn & Queens communities by empowering youth to expand their cultural and social horizons, improve their financial literacy, and pursue higher education opportunities.
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Sigma Gamma Rho's legacy of and continued commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress." Eta Nu Sigma has a proud history of providing positive and proactive service in the Brooklyn and Queens communities.
A Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority International Project in which chapters provide selected schools and other facilities across the nation with bookbags, notebooks, writing and drawing paper, pencils and pens, dictionaries, thesauri, rulers, glue, construction paper, textbooks, computers and many other needed school items. In addition, many chapters have expanded this project to be implemented twice a year because the supplies given in the fall often need replenishing after the New Year holiday.
Cognizant that African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of cancer — the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group — 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.
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.
The partnership with USA Swimming is a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to strengthen USA Swimming’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by partnering to increase swim participation and decrease drowning rates in the community. In keeping with Sigma Gamma Rho’s motto of Greater Service, Greater Progress, and USA Swimming’s core objectives: Build the Base – Promote the Sport – Achieve Competitive Success, these organizations come together to affect change and influence the community of black women and girls.
Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Awareness
From seven young teachers, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international organization comprised of women from every profession. Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members opportunities to develop their unique leadership training and involvement in sorority activities and programs. Sorority activities provide an atmosphere to develop friendships and connect with global network of professional contacts, which last and provide invaluable support, sisterly love and career assistance for life.
Founded in 2005, the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Eta Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The mission of the organization is to serve the Brooklyn and Queens communities in New York City by empowering youth to expand their cultural and social horizons, improve their financial literacy, and pursue higher education opportunities.The foundation primarily serves students who live in economically-challenged neighborhoods within Brooklyn and Queens.
Since Eta Nu Sigma's chartering in 1991, some of the chapter's service activities have included its Wee Savers program, which provides financial workshops to youth throughout Brooklyn, Operation Big Book Bag, during which the chapter donates hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies to under-privileged grade schoolers, and annual participation in New York Cares Day.
SIGMAS IN THE CITY
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