We have partnered with the Children's Services of Roxbury over the years to support their transitional housing shelters, during the holiday season as well with financial education, resume writing and interview skills development workshops throughout the year.
About Children's Services of Roxbury:
Mission, Vision, and Values
Children’s Services of Roxbury’s mission statement reflects its commitment to Strengthening Families across Massachusetts.
We strive to provide high-quality services to economically-disadvantaged children, youth, families, and individuals thereby promoting and strengthening family life and individual growth.
We are working to strengthen families so that children and youth are protected from abuse and neglect, nurtured and supported to reach their full potential, and prepared to take their rightful place in the world.
We believe all children and youth, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, deserve safe, caring, and supportive environments in which to grow and learn.
We envision families in which parents and other adults feel hopeful about the future, confident in their ability to support the children in their lives, and motivated to access and advocate for resources that will support themselves and their family.
We envision communities where members are whole, stable and have a shared sense of responsibility for the well-being of all children and youth.
The core values of CSR—dignity, respect, compassion, humility, integrity, excellence, and patience—reflect our approach to serving others and achieving desired outcomes.
We recognize that every individual, every family, and every community has enormous strengths, yet too often they are defined by their presenting problem. We understand that in order to build trust and identify those strengths, we must begin with humility and treat the people we serve with dignity and respect,regardless of their circumstances.
We must act with compassion and patience, having an ability to care and empathize without judgment. We must operate with integrity, knowing that the people we serve need us to be consistent and true to our word.
Finally, we must serve, striving for excellence in everything we do.
Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated OCS Chapter is dedicated to fostering and nurturing the growth of African American and Latino/a American students from grades k-12 and beyond. We have created a partnership with Massachusetts’ schools to ensure that students are able to have a bright start and end to the school year, while also providing them something a little different, possibly completely different than something they have ever seen before. We raise and allocate donations to provide schools with supplies, resources and time throughout the year to help students believe that they can succeed and that they are the future. This partnership follows students from high school to colleges and beyond as we mentor students throughout college.
The Chapter also sponsors the Tenacity Challenge which is an Academic Scholarship Competition that brings over 500 Massachusetts school students of color, their teachers and their family and friends to witness grade 6th grade through 12th grade showcase their academic talents through 2 different competitions. This competition brings together urban and suburban Latino and African-American students in an extended process of academic preparation that culminates in a team-based day-long scholarship competition, and in doing so, increases academic capacity and promotes a culture of achievement in participating urban and suburban schools. As a team-based competition, the Tenacity Challenge facilitates the development of cooperative learning experiences and lays the foundation for ongoing peer support, as these relationships extended into students’ normal courses of study. By including four events in five different academic areas: literature, history/social science, mathematics/science, and art, the competition draws on students’ diverse strengths and interests.
By focusing on Latino and African-American history and culture, the literature and historical events strengthen the students’ positive ethnic identities, teachers’ cultural proficiency, as well as contribute to the achievement gap closing efforts. By explicitly including SAT questions in the mathematics event and by framing the competition as a merit “scholarship” opportunity, the Tenacity Challenge enhances the development of students’ “college possible” selves, an important aspect of the work being done to bridge the gap between college aspirations and college attainment for many Latino and African-American students.
The Ignatius Foundation is the non profit arm, of the Omicron Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The Ignatius Foundation is about standing in the gap for children, families, and communities in answering the "IF". When that is done, dignity and humanity is restored.
Through the Ignatius Foundation the chapter has been able to raise money to be able to support all of our charitable endeavors like supporting our programs with the Millennium House Shelters with the Children's Services of Roxbury, both the high school and middle school Tenacity Challenges, giving out scholarships to high school seniors matriculating to 4 year college or university, and our annual Tribute To Black Women & Sapphire Awards honoring women of color in the Boston area who exemplify excellence in the fields of education, business, and in the community.
On the Home Page of the website there is a Donate button, all donation will go to the Ignatius Foundation and towards one of our fundraising campaigns that we be having periodically through out the year for various community needs. We ask for your support to become that "IF" in that Childs life, that "IF" that helps send that promising young leader of tomorrow to a 4 year college or university. Please stay tune to be a special partner with the Men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated - Boston and the Ignatius Foundation. We thank you in advance for your support, and being that "IF" with us.
Please help Us reach our goal of 2,500 and to assist 5 high school seniors defray their cost attending a 4 year college or university. Click on the link on the bottom of the Home page to make a tax deductible donation today towards our J. Wayne Dudley and Leonard F. Morse Scholarships.
Please help the Brothers' of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Ignatius Foundation reach our goal to raise money to assist worthy young men and women in our communities transition from high school to college.
Please go to the HOME PAGE and DONATE TODAY..