The Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation, Incorporated is the non-profit 501(c)(3)affiliate of the Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation was established on October 13, 2005 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The purpose of the foundation is to focus on education, health, youth development and mentoring. The Foundation promotes these goals through outreach efforts, scholarship initiatives, and educational forums.
Gwinett Pearls of Service
Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter is the Gwinnett County chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Our chapter was founded January 15, 1994. Our chapter has a rich heritage of women making a difference in the metro-Gwinnett community and internationally in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. We strive to set the standard of Excellence as we implement Service Programs with Every Soror Participating! In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, D.C., where the idea for formation was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the socioeconomic conditions in their city, state, nation, and the world.