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Circle of Sisterhood Foundation

WHY 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. Collectively, we are one of the largest communities of college-education women in the world while not even seven percent of the world – men and women combined – has college degrees, and two thirds of all illiterate adults are women. Standing together as one community, we will give girls and women an equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods through schooling, the learning of a trade, or even a college degree.

Whether founded in the 1800s or in the 2000s, sororities place a high priority on volunteering and community engagement. Together, sororities donate millions of domestic dollars every year to help eliminate life-shattering diseases, raise awareness for important health issues, as well as tackling local issues such as domestic-violence against women, illiteracy among youth, environmental stewardship, and aid to the disabled and aging.

And the world is changing. Boundaries are disintegrating and technology allows us to live in a global neighborhood. Today’s sorority women understand and appreciate others on a global scale, realizing that they have the wherewithal to make a difference for the less fortunate both domestically and globally. As college educated women, we know the value of achieving an education, and we believe that every girl in the world deserves the opportunity to go to school. (Citation:CoS.org)

o Educated women overcome poverty
o Educated women positively impact their economy
o Educated women earn 25 percent more income
o Educated women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families
o Educated women have smaller, healthier families
o Educated women have children who are 40% more likely to live past the age of 5 

oEducated women are three times less likely to contract HIV
o Educated women live in less volatile, extremist cultures
o Educated women are more likely to stand up for themselves 

Because numerous studies indicate education is the key to eradicating poverty, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation’s mission is to leverage the collective influence of sorority women to provide financial support to entities that remove educational barriers for girls and women.

For more information please visit the CircleOfSisterhood.org