​​Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Pi Epsilon Chapter

2015 Pi Epsilon Service Initiative

Mission: * To elevate the value and presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Inc. in the community and to involve each Pi Epsilon member in:

Target I : Educational Enrichment 
Emerging Young Leaders 
Pi Epsilon facilitated a Human Trafficking workshop for girls’ grades 6-8 as part of the Rho Theta Omega Emerging Young Leaders program. The chapter helped the young ladies of EYL grasp a deeper understanding of the topic and how it directly applies to their lives in efforts to help them recognize situations that may cause concern. 

Celebration of Dr. Seuss 
Pi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. participated in reading Dr. Seuss books to the pre-school children of Camden, New Jersey, to help the children with their reading abilities, promote vivid imaginations, and to interact with the youth. 

Texting While Driving 
At Rutgers University Camden, the Ladies of the Pi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated enjoyed talking to the fellow students about the severity of Texting While Driving. A Rutgers Camden Police officer gave statistics on texting while driving and also explained how this was a serious matter. The ladies of Pi Epsilon showed that they support the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Initiative. 

Target II : Health Promotion 
Sweets for Hearts 
At Rutgers University Student Center, the Pi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. participated in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association Supporting the Health Initiative. Heart-shaped cookies baked by the chapter were sold for $1.00 as were candy hearts, which raised over $60 for the Heart Association. 

Mind and Body 
Pi Epsilon hosted “Mind and Body” on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden to bring the student body awareness of the importance of mental health and the dangers of diabetes. Our special guest, Dr. Kristin August, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Undergraduate Director, delivered a very informative presentation on mental health and diabetes. 

Target III : Family Strengthening 
Pink Goes Red 
The ladies of Pi Epsilon Chapter at Rutgers University Camden partnered with several members of Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Philadelphia, PA and conducted a successful service project for the homeless. Over 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were prepared and delivered to Cathedral Kitchen, a facility in Camden where the homeless are fed. The goal of the service project was to support the Global Poverty Initiative and give back to the community. 

Ladies in Pink Help Save Your Green 
MLK Day of Service 

Pi Epsilon Chapter came together with the ladies of Rho Theta Omega Chapter at Girard College in Philadelphia, PA to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Our goal was to support the Social Justice Initiative. We wrote letters to military servicemen and women, to their families, and donated school supplies to children who go to military schools. Donations of books were also made for the libraries on military bases. The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. took the initiative to show that we are about global leadership through timeless service. 

Target IV: Environmental Ownership 

Target V : Global Impact 

March of Dimes 
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Undergraduate Chapter of Pi Epsilon participated in the March of Dimes Walk. With work and dedication the Pi Epsilon Chapter contributed over $700 to the March of Dimes organization. 

Half the Sky 
The Pi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented the Half the Sky program to bring attention to the plight of women who are victims of human trafficking. The program, in support of the Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative, stressed the importance of increasing awareness of human trafficking. 

PHIxing the VAKAncy of Chivalry Program 
The Pi Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. joined together with the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to present the PHIxing the VAKAncy of Chivalry Program. Both organizations gathered to discuss the proper etiquette and cultural norms of being a lady or a gentleman when placed in a social, dating, or dining atmosphere.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Epsilon Chapter of Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, New Jersey.