Alpha Omega Social Action and Scholarship Foundation

Programs

The Fatherhood Institute – The Institute is established to carry out the stated goals of Alpha Omega Social Action and Social Foundation, Inc., align with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Fatherhood Initiative, and to support the goals of President Barack H. Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. The Institute will focus its efforts primarily on the needs of fathers within Washington, DC. The Institute shall be a collaborative effort with the Social Action and Political Action Committees of Alpha Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Those committees shall provide program planning resources, volunteer resources, and program delivery support for the efforts approved for implementation. The Institute will focus its efforts in four segments. They are: Goal Setting; Goal Fulfillment; Program Delivery; and Program Evaluation.

Annual Project Give Back Program – The Project Give Back Community Service Organization began as a food drive in the offices of Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio and Associates. As a professional staff member of the Washington, DC based accounting firm, Ransom Miller, III collected cash donations and canned goods throughout the fall months of 1995, and distributed food baskets to (6) families and one homeless shelter the week of Thanksgiving. The support Mr. Miller received was extremely positive and inspired him to make this food drive an annual event. With hopes of gaining a wide range of support and in an effort to separate this project from others, Miller named the food drive Project Give Back. Through its annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution, Project Give Back has been able to assist over 1,000 families annually in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Alpha Omega Chapter Annual Christmas Food Distribution –  Our goal is to help alleviate hunger in our community. AOSASF partners with the DC Child and Family Services Agency and Omega Psi Phi – Alpha Omega Chapter in identifying needy families within Washington DC.  Once identified, AOSASF makes personal contact with the families regarding food needs.  We then purchase enough food to last throughout the holiday season.  Each year volunteers deliver food baskets or their equivalent to these families just in time for Christmas.

Alpha Omega Chapter May Memorial –  The purpose of the May memorial is to provide food in remembrance of our deceased members during the year. AOSASF partners with the DC Department of Child and Family Services Agency and Omega Psi Phi- Alpha Omega Chapter in identifying needy families within Washington DC. Each year we purchase and deliver food baskets to these families just in time for Memorial Day.

Annual Talent Hunt Program – The Talent Hunt Program is one of several national programs designed to identify and support the youth of our nation and the world. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunity afforded to some American youth to develop and give full expression to their talents. The original statement of the Talent Hunt idea included this expression: “Creative and outstanding capacities in any honorable activity should be eligible for consideration.” The Talent Hunt Program has touched hundreds of students, many of who have gone on to make outstanding contributions to their communities and our world. Many have earned scholarships, awards, and recognition through exposure from this program.

Annual Scholarship Program – Knowing the importance of the intellectual in all matters pertaining to the advancement of humankind, AOSASF has made scholarship the foremost of our giving principle programs.  The goal of the Annual Scholarship Program is to encourage academic excellence amongst High School Students in Washington, DC. Its objectives are to provide financial assistance based on academic need and attendance to an accredited College or University.  This program occurs every May, in which an average of $15,000 in scholarships is awarded to graduating High School Seniors.

Health Initiative - Our health Initiative's objective is to coordinate and optimize the availability of health resources for minorities and their families through training, research, and health promotion activities. Our health initiative is designed to achieve two overarching goals; increase the quality of life and eliminate health disparities. Our focus programs are HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Cardinal Principles Program – The mission of the Cardinal Principle Program (CPP) focuses on expanding the knowledge base for youth in the area of career opportunities. The mission is in accordance with instructing youth to apply critical thinking techniques to their daily decision-making process. The focus of the CPP is to provide youth with the knowledge and resources needed to stimulate the minds of youth in relation to career possibilities. Likewise, the CPP promotes youth to embrace the process of active and critical thinking. The program also serves to identify mechanisms that promote youth to investigate and probe new career possibilities and opportunities.

Uplift Youth Program – The Uplift Youth Project (UYP) focuses on the academic, social skills, life skills and character improvement of disadvantage black male youths in Washington, DC. The UYP mission is to close the achievement gap, reduce crime and violence, and empower black male youth to make intelligent, quality life long decisions. By sharing fun activities and exposing young men to new experiences, the UYP encourages positive choices, promotes high self-esteem, supports academic achievement, and introduces the young person to new ideas.

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