Circle of Sisterhood
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across affiliation, age, color, and creed to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. As CPC’s official philanthropy since 2016, Circle of Sisterhood at Georgia Tech strives to make education a reality for women everywhere through educational awareness and financial support.
As women at Georgia Tech, we are privileged enough to pursue a world-class degree surrounded by other brilliant and talented women. However, the rest of the world is not as lucky. Two thirds of all illiterate adults in the world are female, and not even seven percent of the world’s population (both men and women) has a college degree. Research has shown that the more educated a young girl, the more she invests in herself, her family, and her community. We have partnered with The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to remove the current barriers to education for these young girls to help them impact their communities, their countries, and the world.
Since 2010, The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation has been able to support organizations working to remove barriers to education in 24 countries on four continents, including funding the construction of 30 school builds in six countries. The Panhellenic community at Georgia Tech personally funded a school build to Sass-Mack, Senegal in March 2018, sending 18 sorority women to work alongside the local community.
Our Continuous Efforts
CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD WEEK
A yearly event, Circle of Sisterhood Week featured small fundraisers and events to raise awareness about the importance of women's education and provide opportunities to donate to the cause. During fall 2018, the week featured educational tabling on Skiles and 5th Street Bridge, a campus baked goods and merchandise sale, a chapter fundraising competition, and a puppy party!
INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER FUNDRAISERS
Along with community wide efforts, individual Chapters have been fundraising! For example, during our Circle of Sisterhood Week, the sister of Zeta Tau Alpha raised the most of any chapter during the fundraising competition! In addition, the sisters of Phi Mu sold iced coffee outside their house on Ferst Drive to students between classes and donated their profits to Circle of Sisterhood.
Throughout the semester, CPC women volunteer to bake and sell baked goods and CPC merchandise to the Georgia Tech community on Tech Walkway. CPC Presidents have also volunteered their time (and clothing) to get Pie’d in the face by the community!
Want to help?
Educate yourself! Order Half the Sky, the book that inspired Ginny Carroll to found The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and help women globally pursue an education!
To help up fundraise for our next school build you can donate to our Venmo account or participate in one of our fundraisers!