Bros. Shaun Ratliff & Omurhu Onokpise, Chairmen
George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academy
GBTLA began as “Saturday School” out of Mu Nu Chapter in 1986 at the Olney Towne Center with an enrollment of twenty-one students. Since that time, it has been adopted by Montgomery County Public Schools and is an integral part of the tutoring/mentoring program. Later, the Saturday School was renamed the George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academy after its founder and Mu Nu Chapter Founder, George B. Thomas, Sr. The Learning Academy was recipient of the State of Maryland Literacy award presented by the Governor and was named one of the top ten tutoring/mentoring programs by the Association of Cities and Counties. Each year in the spring, Mu Nu Chapter sponsors a Golf Tournament to raise funds for this worthy program. Donate Now.
GBTLA Home Page
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has joined forces with President Barack Obama to promote Fatherhood and highlight the importance of fathers playing an active and responsible role in the lives of their children. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is the only Greek-lettered organization to be a strategic partner in the effort. "Mighty" Mu Nu Chapter will help raise the awareness about the importance of responsible parenting and celebrate exemplary fathers who are engaged in their children's lives. Throughout the year, Fraternity members will encourage all fathers to sign pledge cards where they promise to be responsible fathers and play an active role in the lives of their children. By helping the President with the Fatherhood Initiative, we look to change the tide concerning:
- Over 50% of Black Boys live in households without fathers.
- Girls who grow up without a Father increases the likelihood of teenage pregnancy, unhealthy relationships, and suffer from low self-esteem.
- Seventy-one percent of all high school dropouts come from Fatherless homes.
- Two in three African American children live in father absent homes.
Fatherhood Initiative Home Page
Community Outreach Programs
Since 1983, the Brothers of Mu Nu Chapter have provided food baskets, clothing, toys and other forms of cheer for the families and especially the children of the Olney/Sandy Springs Maryland Housing Opportunities Commission homes during the holiday season. We sponsor a QUE Kids Christmas Party for the children of Olney Town Center and Sandy Springs. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a multitude of toys and games which were distributed among the two Centers to be used by children who frequent the respective Centers. We also sponsor a QUE Kids Night Out where Brothers sponsor a QUE Kid for a night of fun at a Washington Wizards Basketball game. High-fives and good times were abound.
There are also various other projects that we are involved with or spearhead including our participation with the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. project, the "We Feed Our People" service on MLK Day, the Bridge Builder Mentor Program, and many, many more. "Mighty" Mu Nu Chapter has even orchestrated an outreach program overseas! Donate Now.
March of Dimes
The Bruhz took off our Gold Boots and put on our marching shoes! WalkAmerican is now March for Babies... and it's better than ever! The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community. The money raised the March for Babies will support lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. So put on your marching shoes and get ready!
Social Action: March For Babies - 3/5/2017
American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association has listed Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
as a Diabetes Champion for its efforts to prevent, cure, and improve
the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Compared to the general
population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by
- 3.2 million or 13.3% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
- African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites.
- Twenty-five percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes.
- One in four African American women over 55 years of age has diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association and the Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, Incorporated has joined together to provide outreach to
African American churches through "The Omega Effect" by implementing a
Diabetes Day program in their local areas. This partnership is a great
opportunity to increase the awareness of diabetes in the African
American community. Mu Nu Chapter annually participates and raises funds for the Walk for the Cure Diabetes Walk in Washington, DC.
Dr. Charles R. Drew Memorial Blood Drive
The Brothers of Omega work with the Red Cross at the East County Community Day collecting life-saving blood donations. Dr. Charles R. Drew was a member of our Illustrious Fraternity who developed techniques for blood storage. He protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood from donors of different races since it lacked scientific foundation. He was the first African American surgeon to serve as an examiner on the American Board of Surgery. Each June, our blood drive efforts are done in his honor and contribute to the overall goal of collecting 1000 units per day for the Red Cross.