Saturday, March 6, 2010

One Week and Many Lives Touched: Gamma Pi Does a Two-Weekend "Man Up" On Service to Community

The New Year is well underway now and so is Gamma Pi's ambitious agenda of Social Action projects for 2010. For two weekends in a row, the chapter has been pulling the curtain closed on a tough winter and opening the door to the hopeful spirit of spring with two key community projects, one focusing on service to homeless families and the other on improving the academic performance of high school students.

On Saturday, February 27, a large contingent of chapter Brothers converged on the Shepherd's Cove homeless shelter in Capitol Heights in Prince George's County to host a Black History Month Fellowship Breakfast for the residents and show them that they are not forgotten in their circumstances. Arriving as early as 5:30 a.m., the men of Gamma Pi prepared the food and joined with the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta in feeding about 80 women and children of the shelter. This is a longstanding Gamma Pi Social Action project that uniquely personifies for each chapter member the critical importance of staying anchored in service to the local community.

Today, March 6, the chapter turned its attention to our future -- to young high schoolers looking ahead to college and productive careers -- through its highly regarded project ENRICH program that is held monthly at Bowie State University. Today's March session of Project ENRICH featured a guest speaker, University of Delaware Business Professor Tisa Silver, who led a special education session that included the parents of Project ENRICH students. In other words, students brought their parents to "school" today. Professor Silver is also a best-selling author ("The Time Value of Life") and stayed afterwards to sign her book for Project ENRICH families. She is a Prince George's County native. Professor Silver has been interviewed by the media on her expertise, including in this video clip.

Below are some photos and video clips from these two Social Action projects. Visit Gamma Pi's Video Channel for additional information on these and other community activities sponsored by The Super Chapter.

From Shepherd's Cove:

From Project ENRICH:

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