WHAT IS PROJECT E.M.P.O.W.E.R?
Project E.M.P.O.W.E.R. is the National Philanthropy of Omicron Epsilon Pi Sorority, Inc. Designed by members of the organization, project E.M.P.O.W.E.R focuses our community service endeavors on five areas identified as problematic within our communities. These five areas are the domestic violence, homelessness, suicide prevention, and LGBT parenting. All regions within the organization volunteer with agencies that work in these specific areas.
While all members are actively involved in their community year-round, attention is focused during each month on a particular area of the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program. During February regions within the organization create and implement a project designed to assist LGBT parents and families. On or around May 11th, we honor the life of Sakia Gunn by drawing attention to the discrimination and cruelty targeted at members of the LGBT community. During National Suicide Prevention Week each region works with a community partner to host or assist in hosting a suicide prevention seminar.? October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and each region collaborates with their respective Domestic Violence Center and provides direct services, hosts a fundraiser, or a seminar. Lastly, in November (National Homelessness Month) each region works with their local homeless services provider.