HISTORY OF

SISTERS IN SERVICE

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is an international non-profit service organization established in 1922.  Our Denver Alumnae chapter, Beta Rho Sigma Denver, was established in 1960 and we have been tireless in our efforts to encourage and motivate young people to achieve academic excellence.

 

Furthermore, Sisters In Service, was established in 1998 by members of Beta Rho Sigma Chapter, as a local nonprofit service organization.  In 2000, Sisters In Service received its 501(c)3 status and became an autonomous body, with Beta Rho Sigma Denver Alumnae of Sigma Gamma Rho  Sorority, Incorporated affiliation.

 

Our organization, Sisters In Service, was initially conceived to offer local scholarships.  Moreover, we service our local community and have been diligent in our efforts to uplift local youth and encourage their pursue of higher education by providing financial assistance.  Additionally, we represent women bound together in thought and deed toward the common purpose of self-improvement and rendering assistance wherever needed.  We believe in service to one another; our youth, our families and our community.  We believe that these attributes are possible through Service; ….

  

“We Serve, We Advance, We Grow. “

 

That is our motto.

 

PURPOSE

With the cost of higher education rising, and the availability of funds diminishing, the members of Sisters In Service  recognized an opportunity to lend assistance. It is our endeavor to provide resources to young people who are reaching towards and achieving their higher educational goals. Our organization was conceived to provide current Colorado residents ages 17 to 23, with financial assistance towards higher education. These expenses must be related to a college, trade school, or university located within the state of Colorado.

 

The members of “SIS” are bound together in effort, thought and deed towards a common goal. We believe in leading by example in our community service projects. Uplifting young people by rendering service wherever needed in addition to assisting them in attain their higher educational goals

 

Mission Statement

To better our community and support our youth, we believe in commitment and service. We Serve, We Advance, We Grow”, is our motto. These values are ingrained in each of us through our individual and collective life experiences.

 

As adults and parents, we model our behavior and activities to reflect these values for our youth in an attempt to pass on this attitude and spirit of service to the next generation.

 

To this extent our volunteerism significantly improves the quality of life for future generations and ourselves. Our members serve as positive examples for our youth.

 

It is our belief that financial assistance, in addition to positive reinforcement, continued mentoring and networking opportunities, would provide greater incentive for “SIS” scholarship Awardees to accomplish their educational goals.

 

Due to our generous sponsors we were able to assist over 102 youth in their pursuit of higher education since 2000.

Sisters In Service

*Executive Board and Membership

Back Row:*Barbara Hitch, *Gretta Burroughs, Ronnett’e Harris, *Denine Tuck, Edee Marcanno, *Gerald Hitch

Seated:* J. Hitch-Fuller, Sheila Littlejohn-Price