Welcome to the official website of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Phi Kappa Omega  Chapter. We are delighted to share all the phenomenal work we are doing in the greater Chicagoland area. I encourage you to explore the various pages of our website to discover more about our amazing sisterhood and impactful service. 

Since our chartering on January 8, 2000, Phi Kappa Omega Chapter has established a phenomenal footprint in the community through our service programs targeting education, health, economics, and public assistance. Through our fundraising efforts, we have awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to deserving high school and college students pursuing higher education at universities and collegiate institutions across the country. We have collected and donated hundreds of food baskets, seasonal wraps and coats, eyeglasses and shoes, children’s reading books, and a variety of items to support homeless shelters, food pantries, and local schools. These efforts would not have been possible without your continued support and partnership, and for that, we are sincerely grateful. 

I am tremendously honored and delighted to serve as the 11th President of Phi Kappa Omega Chapter,  the first Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter chartered in the new millennium. Over the past 20 years, our chapter has developed a rich heritage and vibrant legacy that continues to flourish. Raising the Bar and  Setting the Standard will be our focus as we strive to exemplify excellence in sisterhood and service.  With the strong foundation established by our beloved founders and cherished charter members, Phi  Kappa Omega will continue to fulfill the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and uphold the commitment to be of “Service to All Mankind”. 

We hope you enjoy viewing our website and learning about the phenomenal work of Phi Kappa Omega  Chapter. 


Jennifer N. Henderson
President, Phi Kappa Omega Chapter

Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation

The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation (EOIP) is the philanthropic arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Phi Kappa Omega Chapter.  The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation seeks to spark change in the greater Chicagoland community it serves proving scholarships, family programs, health services and educational services.


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Phi Kappa Omega Chapter will continue to use its PHENOMENAL program platforms to serve the greater Chicago communities through their target programs.


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