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Upcoming Events

Virtual Housewarming

Iota Gamma Omega in collaboration with Ivy Community Charities is supporting United Communities Against Poverty, Inc in its fight against homelessness. Join us by donating furnishings and other household items for permanent housing units for waiting families. Please participate in our virtual housewarming by purchasing a virtual housewarming gift on Amazon or Text: “UCAP” to 301-591-6363

Maryland Comptroller's Virtual Town Hall

If you’re looking to get out for some fun this summer, join Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County Pearls Jewel Group for a night of bowling July 30th from 6pm to Midnight! You can register for this event on Eventbrite or scan the QR code! And be sure to bring school supplies to support college bound students! For more information you can email jewelsgroup1@iccpgc.org or visit their website at iccpgc.org.

Invest in our Communities

Give 8/28 The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc. in collaboration with Iota Gamma Omega Chapter is excited to be a part of Give 8/28,  a giving day dedicated to grassroots, Black nonprofits. Join us in investing in our communities by making a donation on August 28, 2022 in support of The Ivy Communities Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc. Save the Date, more information will be shared closer to the event.

27th Annual 5K Run/Walk Soul Fitness Weekend

27th Annual 5K Run/Walk Soul Fitness Weekend We are excited to extend an invitation to our Annual 5K Run/Walk Soul Fitness Weekend. This event has something for everyone! It will be a weekend of physical and mental fitness, as we focus on total health and wellness. This event is hybrid and can be attended by those close and far, so get your family and friends and Save the Date for the weekend of September 23-25, 2022. You can also join us in person on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Watkins Regional Park at 9:00am. Look out for registration information in early August.

IGO in the Spotlight

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates 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. 

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Patricia Howard- Chittams on her appointment to the Board of Nursing for the District of Columbia! She was nominating by the Mayor of DC and approved by the entire city council. She was sworn in on March 1 and currently sits on the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Alexandra, a PhD student and researcher at Old Dominion University at the Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics where she was nominated and won the second ever Karl Shoenbach Endowed Fellowship in the Frank Reidy Center for Biolectrics. She is the first person of color to receive this fellowships, and also is the first woman to receive this honor.

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Mareena Robinson Snowden on her recent appointment as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance!


Principal Jessica Coley, Princeton Elementary School was interviewed for the latest NPR article on leading during the COVID pandemic. 

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Dr. Wanda Williams for being named by The Washington Post as a finalist for the 2022 Principal of the Year for the Prince George’s County Public Schools system. Dr. Williams proudly serves as the Principal of Oxon Hill High School. Finalists for this award are nominated by their local school system or a panel of educators and community leaders with expertise in their school community. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!

IGO in Civic Engagement

IGO Celebrates Dr. Mara Doss on her appointment to the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) of the Blueprint for Maryland’s future. Visit the Strong Schools of Maryland and explore more.

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Karen R. Toles, who was recently appointed the position of Maryland State Delegate for District 25 by Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan. In her new role she will draft policies with a statewide impact and fight for resources alongside 140 other delegates comprised of both Democrats and Republicans. Congratulations, Karen!

Wanika Fisher
Maryland State Delegate District 47B and the Assistant Majority Leader

Dr. Beatrice P. Tignor
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat

Ingrid Scott Harrison
Council Member At-Large, City of BowieLegislative District 23 Member
Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee

Terri Williams
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat Alternate