What We Do

Serving Baltimore and Beyond

Throughout Baltimore Rho Xi Omega’s history spans 29 years of service. We are a leading the legacy of vibrant and visionary women who founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 110 years ago.

In 2017, we impacted the lives of families, children, schools, and the community through more than 2,163 hours of community service and 63 programs. As an award-winning chapter, Rho Xi Omega’s current service initiatives focus on our International Signature Program, “Launching New Dimensions of Service”. We invite our local community members and Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters to join us as we continue to service all mankind.

Learn more about our programs below. You may also download the program brochure here.

TARGET 1

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

Our Target 1 includes programs that enrich Baltimore’s youth and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in our nation. Learn more about our Target 1 Programs: ASCEND, One Million Backpacks, Think HBCU, and Camp Font-Tastic. Learn more about our Target 1 Programs: ASCEND, One Million Backpacks, and Think HBCU.

TARGET 2

HEALTH PROMOTION

Our Target 2 promotes health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer’s Disease & Caregiver Support, Stroke & Heart Disease Awareness, and Mental Illness. Learn more about these programs.

TARGET 3

FAMILY STRENGTHENING

Our Target 3 tackles critical issues to support families facing hunger, homelessness and financial hardships. Our program areas include Childhood Hunger Initiatives, Family Seasonal Wraps, and Fiscal Responsibility. Learn more about Target 3 programs Learn more about Target 3 programs.

TARGET 4

ENVIRONMENTAL OWNERSHIP

Our Target 4 implements high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in undeserved communities. Our programs include AKA 1908 Playground Project, and Acts of Green. Learn more about Target 4 programs Learn more about Target 4 programs.

TARGET 5

GLOBAL IMPACT

Our Target 5 partners with the United Nations Association for the Global Classrooms Project and with Africare to help hunger initiatives in Africa. Our programs include United Nations Association (UNA-USA) and Africare. Learn more about Target 5 programs.

Community Impact Days

Alpha Kappa Alpha members will implement International Community Service Days annually to highlight the organization’s collective impact in program target areas:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
  • Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February)
  • 1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day (May)
  • The Longest Day™ Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June)
  • Mental Health Awareness Day (July)
  • Childhood Hunger Awareness Day (October)

In 2018, we intend to continue engaging the community through service and programs. Our chapter members are committed to life-long membership and dedicated to impacting the lives of others through teaching, learning, and discovering while continuing the legacy started by our founders.