National Homelessness Named 2010 National Service Project

National Homelessness Named 2010 National Service Project

NEW YORK, NY (12/29/09) – Every year as part of a national service project, the sisters of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. (C.U.S.) focus on a specific community service effort. Recent changes in the economy have lead to an increase in homelessness as residents are evicted or face their homes being foreclosed. To help address this issue, the Grand Chapter Board is proud to announce that for 2010 the organization will focus homelessness as their service project. As part of this initiative, C.U.S. has partnered with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), a network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission, end homelessness.

Throughout 2010, our graduate and undergraduate chapters will focus on raising awareness and supporting this cause by participating in many of the following activities:

• Organizing a collection drives for clothing & books
• Raising funds for programs that give directly to those experiencing homelessness
• Volunteering at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter
• Participating in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November)
• Sponsoring programs that raise homeless awareness in their communities

As NCH states, we can help end homelessness by sampling “CAREing.”

Contribute (food drives, money, etc.)
Advocate Reach out (volunteering)
Educate

For more information please contact Jasmin Larach at philanthropy@justbecus.org.

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About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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