Partnership with New York Asian Women’s Center
On a national level, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority has adopted the New York Asian Women’s Center. As the default charity for undergraduate sisterships that have not adopted their own, sisters are diverting their time, funds and resources into the Center. At our Summer Convention and our Spring Gala, sisters raise funds that allow the NYAWC to maintain and expand their work.
Through this unique partnership, our women put an extraordinary amount of care and effort into this worthy charity. Alumnae have focused corporate donations into the NYAWC’s budgets, and all sisters have worked to ensure that their events have been a success. The television campaign that raises public awareness for the NYAWC was produced and edited by one of our very own alumnae. The Gala at the TriBeCa Rooftop found alumnae mixing with the likes of Yoko Ono while helping out at the live and silent auctions. And, one of the Annual Childrens’ Picnics where sisters volunteered was called “the most successful picnic yet” by the NYAWC staff.
Sigma Psi Zeta National applauds the work of the NYAWC, and urges our sisters and friends alike to continue to combat all violence against women everywhere.
About the NYAWC
The New York Asian Women’s Center works with women and children whose lives are affected by domestic violence, to enable them to live safe and independent lives. As the first domestic violence organization to serve Asian communities in New York City, and one of the first in the nation, the Center recognizes that ending violence is a systematic issue and cannot be solved on an isolated, individual level. By helping women and children end violence at home, and at the same time, bringing domestic violence to the fore front of the Asian community’s consciousness, the New York Asian Women’s Center serves as a vehicle for placing the concerns of Asian women and children on the agenda for community change.
(The above description is from the NYAWC website.)