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Sirius XM Radio Live: Skin Deep

Do you have Sirius XM Radio? If so, be sure to listen into the Skin Deep show on HUR Voices, channel 141,  on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 pm as our President, Cheryl Owens, and Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc. (ICC) Executive Director, Cheryl Petty Garnette, speak about our beloved sorority and the impact of ICC in our community.  Skin Deep, produced by our sister, Sharrarne Morton, is a show that scratches beneath the surface and brings listeners the power to make informed decisions about their physical, mental, and financial health and wellness. Skin Deep can also be found on all streaming platforms.

Pinkies & Pearls with the Pretty Girls Happy Hour

We had so much fun the first time, let’s do it again!! Join the ladies of Iota Gamma Omega for a happy hour on Thursday, April 6th at the Famous Lounge Restaurant located at 5010 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 5pm-9pm. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We hope to see you there!

Do More 24 Save the Date

United Way of the National Capital Area is excited to celebrate Do More 24 – where we convene the region’s nonprofit community to collectively focus on engaging donors, partners, and volunteers in an effort to 
do more throughout the National Capital Area – all in 24 hours.

Past Events

Stretch with Thee Belle Twins

Hello everyone! Let’s help you improve your health and recovery. Enjoy a 1hr stress free and muscle relaxing stretch session. We will help you improve your performance mentally and physically. Bring your family and friends! We aim to increase flexibility in your joints to relieve aches, pains, muscle stiffness/soreness, and strengthen the muscles to be less injury prone. Register on the ICC site

Youth Leadership Institute

Calling all youth ages 11-13! Join Iota Gamma Omega as we host our Youth Leadership Institute Night Out on Friday, February 24th from 6-7:30pm at Dave & Busters in Capitol Heights. This is an opportunity for youth to connect with other youth in a positive and fun environment. You must register to participate and receive the small allowance that will be given for games and activities. Please register! For more information email us at

ZumAKA My Heart Beat

Please join us as we start the new year with Zumba! Each session is $7! For those who attend all 8 sessions, your name will be placed in a drawing for a Coach purse! You can purchase a ticket for all 8 sessions by selecting any date.

Shades of Alpha Presents: Ivies & Ice Masquerade Ball

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Gamma Omega Chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Upsilon Lambda Chapter- Shades of Alpha Presents: Ivies & Ice Masquerade Ball!

Come join the Sophisticated Ladies and the Men of Distinction for a night of entertainment, food and drinks!

This event will be a night to remember!

Get your tickets and join us Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00 PM to Midnight at the Crowne Plaza College Park, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

The price of admission includes: 1 free signature cocktail, passed hors d’oeuvres service, cheese & fruit display, dessert station, coffee & tea, cash bar, 360-photo booth, and DJ entertainment.

Attire is semi-formal with your masquerade masks.

chapter members in the Spotlight

We celebrate Kimberly Sellers as she was inducted as a 2023 Association for Women in Mathematics Class of Fellows on January 6, 2023! Read more about her accomplishment here.

We celebrate Winnie Shabazz as she is a 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Zeitgeist Award recipient! The Zeitgeist Award was started several years ago by the Black Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College and remains an important part of the celebratory events for the college’s annual breakfast. Each year, AACC invite nominations from employees and students at the college to recognize a deserving faculty or staff member’s exemplary work on campus and in the community to help support students of color and advance affirmative action, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Recipients will be honored at the 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. This year’s theme is “We will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Karen Cook Bell received the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s International Book Award for her book Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Running from Bondage tells the compelling story of enslaved women who escaped slavery during the Revolutionary period in American history.  Dr. Cook Bell’s book was also a finalist for the Pauli Murray Book Prize for Best Book in African American Intellectual History.

Dianne Williams was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and received the special “GERI” award. The GERI Award is dedicated to honoring senior citizens of the State of Maryland who have made exemplary contributions to society. Also, the senior citizens of Maryland have the GERI, the geriatric “Nobel Prize” for extraordinary community service.

We congratulate Rosina Simmons for her election win as the Virginia Education Association President Elect District H, and Virginia Education Association Board of Directors newest member! Rosina begins her two year term August 1st. Her new district, District H, includes the Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Manassas City, and Manassas Park School Districts.