Omega Psi Omega

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood
Omega Psi Omega Chapter

Omega Psi Omega is an official chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and was chartered on December 16, 2017.

AKA – Omega Psi Omega, Elizabeth, NJ

Welcome to the website of the first African- American Sorority of Elizabeth, New Jersey!

A message from our 2021 Small Chapter Award Winning President

In the spirit of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, I am proud to stand on the shoulders of our Beloved Chartering President, Robyn M. Dawson serving as the Second President of Omega Psi Omega Chapter. Our chapter was charted on December 16, 2017 with seventeen dedicated women committed to serving the community of Elizabeth. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek-letter organization established for African-American women, that was founded on January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Danette Anthony Reed, our International President & CEO of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, introduces our 2022-2026 theme Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood. Our Program Initiatives are:

Areas of Focus

Sister Squads – Soror Squads are focused on building greater bonds of sisterhood around common endeavors or activities through intimate small groups.

AKA Pals – AKA Pals will allow members to create cross-regional relationships to allow for greater fellowship.

Random Acts of Sisterliness Random Acts of Sisterliness offer an opportunity for members to share random acts of care and compassion.

“We Are One” AKA Service Day – During our annual MLK Day of Service, all members will join together to volunteer and serve the community side- by-side.

Leadership Development – Undergraduate and graduate members, across interactive, and high-impact leadership development program.

Areas of Focus

Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPP) – CHIPP provides weekend and holiday meals for children within local communities and is targeted to be Alpha Kappa Alpha’s most ambitious childhood hunger program to date.

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) – YLI is a youth-led and highly interactive leadership development program designed to empower and engage youth, ages 11-13.

Mental Health Awareness – During Mental Health Awareness month, we will use our collective effort to fight stigma and raise awareness related to depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Our Seniors Our Seniors focus on ensuring these members can actively participate in all AKA activities. We also will focus on providing educational programs and workshops to support senior members as they navigate senior life priorities.

Areas of Focus

For Members Only TM Credit Union – For Members Only Federal Credit Union will be the FIRST, Black-owned women-led, sorority-based, digital banking financial institution in the history of the United States.

Financial Wellness & Planned Giving – Financial wellness and planned giving efforts will assist members with legacy planning supported by expert members and wealth management partners.

Sister Circles Sister Circles are accountability groups designed to help set and achieve personal savings, investing, and giving goals.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs – Supporting Women Entrepreneurs will focus efforts to promote, celebrate, enhance, reach, raise visibility and offer access for greater revenue-generating opportunities.

Black Dollar Days Black Dollar Days will be held during the month of June with a focus on leveraging our collective buying power to funnel revenue to Black-owned businesses and brands.

Areas of Focus

Tree Planting – Chapters will track and measure the collective environmental impact of our largest tree planting effort to date.

Community and Home Gardens – Chapters and individuals will create community and home gardens to reduce negative environmental impact and promote sustainable agriculture.

Waste Reduction – Waste reduction efforts will engage individuals and communities in eco-friendly practices to reduce household waste.

Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day – Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day is an annual event to safely dispose of unused electronic devices and securely shred old paper documents resulting in reducing the burden on landfills and natural resources.

Areas of Focus

Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization – Voter education, registration and mobilization efforts will empower communities to utilize their most powerful tools of community change and advocacy during local, state and national elections.

Public Policy Forums – Public Policy Forums will create convenings of nob-partisan, open dialogue on policy challenges and he direction of our country.

Candidate Forums– Candidate Forums are non-partisan public events featuring candidates running for office who wish to express their positions on issues.

Public Servant’ Guides Public Servant’s Guides will provide concise overviews highlighting women of color currently serving in political leadership positions along with information on how to create a pathway for women in politics.

Areas of Focus

Celebrating Local Community Impact – This recognition program celebrates chapters that have made an exceptional impact in their local community.

Chapter Collaboration Recognition Program – This recognition program acknowledges chapters that have collaborated to combine resources and efforts by maximizing the impact in their community.

Local Community Service Grants – This grant opportunity is for notable local community service projects completed by an individual chapter or chapter collaboration.

Omega Psi Omega Chapter, 2021 Small Chapter of the Year Award Winner is rich with a plethora of talent and is ready to serve the communities of Elizabeth, Rahway, Roselle and Linden New Jersey. The diversity of our chapter membership, their commitment to community and dedication to serve is unmatched. Service has been at the core of our history, and we strive to continue to build on our legacy. We embrace an array of ambitious goals, that most importantly includes sisterhood and service, nurturing our growing membership and cultivating quality programs. The sisterhood is critical to who we are as a chapter and we take pride in our work and strive to grow and strengthen what sustains us. Program is the heart of our organization and a reflection of the directives from our national leadership. Our focus is to execute programs that make a significant difference with issues that impact the families and communities we have the privilege to serve.

Thank you for visiting our website and check out our programs as well as our upcoming fundraisers!

With Warmest Regards,

LaTricia Pannell-Young

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 

President, Omega Psi Omega Chapter

“We have a torch and we should use it to lighten everyone else’s darkness”

Ethel Hedgemon Lyle, Founder Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated