Our History

SPEAR was founded in 1993, as a component of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated during the administration of Past International Grand Basileus Corine J. Green. In 1995, SPEAR received its 501(c)3 status and became an autonomous body, with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. affiliation, with an office registered in Nevada.

As a registered 501(c)3 organization, in addition to focusing our international programs, SPEAR provides fiscal sponsorship, increasing the availability of resources to local Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.chapters and community based organizations (CBOs). This is so they can design and implement effective community service, public education, advocacy and social science research programs – to reduce poverty and improve quality of life for minorities, women and children. At SPEAR, we strive to increase access to granting agencies, foster community innovation and improvement, and encourage nonprofit sector experimentation. We extend full corporate and financial sponsorship to the projects we support.