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.

This year marks a remarkable milestone for our chapter; 20 PHENOMENAL YEARS! 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 $20,000 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 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.


Our Programs

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


Upcoming Events


22mar11:30 am1:00 pmEIOP presents The Little Miss Polished Pearl Scholarship Pageant Informational Tea

Black Dollar 365 Minority Business of the Month

The Well

For our “Minority Business of the Month”, we are promoting and supporting The Well.  This black-owned business is more than just another gym. The Well is powered by the people it serves to fuel bodies, feed spirits, and fill souls. Like the reciprocal power of water, The Well restores balance facilitating the flow of healing and wellness into oneself and others. We accomplish this through high-energy, body-sculpting fitness classes, mental health awareness, and community-building initiatives.  Please take a look at their social media pages and support their business.


Website address:

Instagram: I.G. the wellchi


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Recent News

January 15, 2020

PKO 20th Year Anniversary

Phi Kappa Omega Chapter proudly kicked off the new year with a milestone birthday, PKO turned 20! On January 8, 2000, Phi Kappa Omega became the first chapter of the…
November 14, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The month of October is observed for breast cancer awareness, and on October 7, 2019, Phi Kappa Omega Chapter hosted it's “Keep Abreast” Yoga Class. This event included a yoga…
November 14, 2019

“A Vision Fair” Eyeglasses Drive”

In support of Lions Club International’s “Recycle for Sight” efforts, Phi Kappa Omega Chapter hosted its “A Vision Fair” eyeglass drive on September 28, 2019. By partnering with the Illinois…