Nehru Initiative for Education
Jawaharlal Nehru sought to empower his nation through education--the key to social mobility. Here in the 21st century, in the United States, we will do the same. Rebuild schools, advocate for education, and mentor the youth to new heights. Join us nationwide as we serve in our local communities and protect what has always made America great: Opportunity. Build a school, guide a child, save a generation. #NehruInitiative
NYC's Got Talent
Beta Chapter of New York University hosts an annual talent show where performers from all over the city come together for a night to remember. This year, performers ranged from local step teams to individuals singers to the first place winning team, NYU’s own Pandemonium dance squad. The brothers of Beta raised $500 for Eureka Child Foundation, sponsoring the education of 60 children for the next year in an Indian village. Eureka Child Foundation is an initiative of Association for India's Development.
Kick For A Cure
In collaboration with Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Kappa Chapter at Temple University hosted their inaugural campus-wide soccer tournament to fundraise for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and advocate for cancer research. Their tournament was able to bring together numerous teams and organizations across campus in a day of advocacy, raising over $500. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was created in 2004 in memory of Alexandra ‘Alex’ Scott and her fight against cancer. To date, over $55 million have been raised for over 250 cancer-based research projects.
Relay For Life
Since its inception in 1985, Relay for Life has grown into an annual event across the nation, raising over $3 billion to date for the American Cancer Society. Iota Nu Delta brothers around the nation participate annually in this event on their respective college campuses. In spring of 2012, Alpha chapter, Gamma chapter, Eta Chapter, Iota chapter, Rutgers colony, and NYIT colony collectively raised over $1,500.
40 YARDS FOR EDUCATION
Our University of Maryland, College Park chapter (Eta Chapter), in association with the Students Association of India’s Development, hosted their inaugural day of education advocacy. The day-long event began on Fraternity Row with a flag football tournament and culminated with the inner city youth of Little Friends for Peace visiting. The end result - $1500 raised – enough to educate 180 children for the next year in villages of India.
South Asian Pride Night
Iota Chapter at St. John’s University annually holds a night of celebration of the South-Asian culture in collaboration with other student organizations. The event features dance, informative presentations, and speeches about the South Asian cultures. All proceeds from the event go towards the Ousman Akram scholarship, a campus-wide scholarship in memory of a beloved South-Asian student who passed away in 2009 from a tragic heart condition. This past year National Founding Father Samir Chopra delivered the keynote address, speaking on the need to embrace the South-Asian culture as we progress in society, rather than straying away from our rich and deep roots. Iota Chapter raised $870 for the Ousman Akram scholarship in 2011.
CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE DRIVE / BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Currently there are 305 Ronald McDonald Houses across 52 countries providing a home to families while their children receive medical treatment in extreme circumstances. Brothers have made a commitment to regularly visit these homes, providing a variety of services including serving breakfast, assembling tables, cleaning the homes, providing basic goods and presents to children. Additionally, our Eta Chapter held a candy cane drive last winter where over $500 was raised to buy Christmas presents for the children of the Baltimore House.