Target 4: The Arts!

Since 2018, Iota Gamma Omega has:

  • Donated 100 books that focus on the Black Arts Movement to 6th and 7th grade art classes at Drew Freeman Middle School in District Heights, Maryland.
  • Provided new age technology to support the Visual and Performing Arts Program at Suitland High School in Suitland, Maryland.

Master Class with Sunny Hostin

Impact: Exposed over 130 participants who received the “Summer on the Bluff” book which adds additional reinforcements to sustain interest in becoming an author. Event proceeds support the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. 

Sunny Hostin Masterclass Flyer

Resilience: The Harlem Renaissance Suitland High School Project

Phase I: Art Careers Mindfulness, Live Performances, & Careers as a Director
Phase II: Create Authentic Art
Phase III: Community Public Art 3D Mapping Project
Impact: More than 1,000 citizens will have an opportunity to learn about and experience sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance through a 3D Projection Art Map installation as a culminating activity to the Resilience Program. 

Drew-Freeman Middle School Harlem Renaissance Scholars Literary Art Book Program

Impact: 100 books distributed through 2021 for the Harlem Renaissance Literary Arts Book Program to increase the bottom 50 percentile of low reading scores in the County by 5%. 

“My name is Zachary Simmons and I was an attendee of the Black Arts Movement Event.  I was recommended for this program and I am so glad I took this opportunity!”