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The mission of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.

OPBSI envisions a world without oppression, where empowered women celebrate the essence of womanhood and act as resources in the advancement of their communities.

Serving and Educating Through our Diversity

Contents • National Leadership • OPBSI Network & Demographics • Philanthropy: Ray of Hope National Walk • Past Partnerships • Scholarships & Mentorship Programs

• Awards and Recognitions

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National Leadership BOARD OF TRUSTEES (BOT) Chair - Elizaveta F. Reyes Vice Chair - Marie Saul Treasurer - Linda Merenguelli Secretary - Deyadira “Betty” Diaz Founder/Advisor - Jane M. Vega Member - Dr. Cassandra St. Vil

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF OFFICERS (NCOO) National President - Monserrat Cabral Executive Vice President -Meiling Villalobos Alumnae Association President- Amanda Crane Vice Presidents: Policy & Compliance - Monserrat Cabral, Interim Finance - Laura Hildago Membership - Meiling Villalobos, Interim Expansion – Monserrat Cabral, Interim Programming - Maria Rosa Operations - Jennifer Reyes Directors: Herstory and Rituals – Debra Cruz Academic Development - Stephanie Watts

Public Relations – Cynthia Muñoz Technology – Arleen Fernandez Community Service – Katherine Laureano Retention - Amanda Torres Regional Director I , Eastern New York - Nydia Santana Regional Director II, Mid-Atlantic - Francigna Rodriguez Regional Director III, Western New York - Alison Clarke Regional Director IV, New England – Jennifer Reyes, Interim Regional Director V, South East – Nicole Gonzalez Regional Director VI, Mid West - Stephanie Rivera Regional Director VII, West Coast - Ysmelda Peña

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OPBSI Network & Demographics UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS/COLONIES: –States include New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, California, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Connecticut, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington DC, North Carolina ALUMNAE CHAPTERS/COLONIES: – States include New York, Washingtong DC, Boston, New Jersey, Florida, California SOCIAL MEDIA FOOTPRINT 850+ Followers, 10,000+ Reach 850+ Followers PROFESSIONAL FIELDS Engineering, Social Work, Graphic Design, Events, Marketing Teachers, Mathematicians, Researchers, Non-Profit Workers, Insurance, Human Resources

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Ray of Hope Walk What is the ROHW? The Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women (ROHW), formerly known as the Ray of Hope Initiative-ROHI, was established to help bring forth educational awareness of this movement by collecting monetary donations for local and national agencies working towards ending gender-based violence. The annual walk focuses on challenging women and men alike to be a part of the movement to end this global epidemic– in an effort to create a safe and equitable society for all. In 2009, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (OPBSI) celebrated its 20th Anniversary. During this time, OPBSI made the decision to take the next step and create a national initiative that would catapult its philanthropic efforts to a higher level of service and stewardship and place Omega Phi Beta as a leading organization in the fight to end violence against women.

Event History Title


Amt Donated

2013- 2nd Annual Walk

VDay- October 2013

2012- 1st Annual Walk Riverside Park, NYC

National Organization for Women (NOW) • 200 + Attendees • 3 sponsorships •Support of NYC Mayor’s Office, Hot97 •Attendees from CT, NJ, Long Island, Florida and DC Area


2011 ROH Benefit Concert



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Past Partnerships OPBSI has a long standing commitment to working with organizations whose mission, vision, and goals are aligned with our own. We believe that it is important to foster relationships with organizations who value and understand the need to work collectively to assist and uplift communities in need. National Organization for Women (NOW)

Whole Foods

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

Henry Street Settlement

Amnesty International

American Latino Association of New York, Inc.

National Association for Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

Upwardly Global

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Safe Horizon Sanctuary For Families

Children of Promise, NYC Children’s Aid Society Women Empowered Against Violence

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Scholarship and Mentorship REACH FOR THE GOLD SCHOLARSHIP There are two Reach for the Gold Book Scholarships. The first is the Academic Book Scholarship, which is awarded to a candidate demonstrating academic excellence. The second is the Benevolence Book Scholarship, which is awarded to a candidate demonstrating commitment and service to their community. It is administered by our Alumnae Association in New York City and available to students across the nation THE GOLDEN COLIBRI GRANT The Golden Colibri Grant has been established to recognize and support professional and academic development among alumnae members of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. The Alumnae Association awards $500 annually to one grant recipient towards the pursuit of an advanced degree, professional certification, specialization, or license. In order to foster mentorship and networking among alumnae members, the award recipient is expected to present her experiences and reflections to the Sorority at large in the format of her choice, within a year following receipt of the Golden Colibri Grant. National Step/Stroll Team The National Step/Stroll Team (NST) of OPBSI created the SOUL Program to bring together girls aged 8-17 to learn about responsibility, creativity, friendship, and dedication through the fundamentals of stepping. One of the most important goals is to assist in teaching these young women the skills needed to succeed in all aspects of their lives. In addition to the SOUL Program, the NST hosts step workshops, performs for high school and middle school students and speaks to younger generations on the importance of getting an education.

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Awards and Recognitions NATIONAL COUNCIL OF OFFICERS 2013 • NALFO Philanthropic Organization of the Year 2008 • Professional of the Year (Monica Miranda Smalls from Alpha Chapter/BOT) • Undergraduate Excellence (Marilu Rivas from Upsilon Chapter) • Undergraduate Philanthropist Excellence Award (Darislyna Villar from Sigma Chapter)

2005 • Sorority of the Year • Undergraduate Excellence (Cassandra St. Vil) 2004 • Philanthropic Excellence - Undergraduate Chapter (Theta Chapter)

2003 2007 • Sorority of the Year • Undergraduate Philanthropic Chapter of the Year- (Pi Chapter ) 2002 • Alumnus Philanthropic Chapter of the Year- (Alpha Delta • Rising Professional (Amaris Ramos) Chapter) 2001 • Professional of the Year- (Monica Miranda Smalls from • Rising Professional (Monica Lee Miranda) Alpha Chapter/BOT) 2006 • Sorority of the Year • Undergraduate Excellence (Taina Lopez) • Professional of the Year (Cher Treacy)

NATIONAL STEP/STROLL TEAM • 2012 Winners of the RISC Step and Stroll National Competitions • 2011 Winners of the RISC Step Competition

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Omega Phi Beta Organization Snapshot 2013  
Omega Phi Beta Organization Snapshot 2013