Nu Sigma Theta

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There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. (Edwin Markham)

Welcome to Nu Sigma Theta, an extension partner of Kingdom City Fellowship.  While Kingdom City maintains oversight of this organization, Nu Sigma Theta is not organized for religious purposes, nor are candidates for membership required to evidence connection with any particular faith.  The organization is formed to perform random acts of kindness and formal acts of community service and social action on local and global scales.  Individual members, groups, schools, community-based organizations and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for a charter to operate a chapter of Nu Sigma Theta within their organizations.

Kingdom City Fellowship has been granted a charter to operate a chapter within their ministry.  Members of Kingdom City should contact their ministry office for more information.

HISTORY

Birthed from a legacy of organizations committed to promoting brotherhood, civic responsibility, charity and scholarship, Nu Sigma Theta was adopted on April 22nd and is part of the total ministry of Kingdom City Fellowship.  Led by its founder Dr. Leisa Herrera and governed by a Founding Council of three men and three women, the organization spans across the United States and across many countries and is one of the first to fully explore the potential of both a physical and virtual fraternal make-up.  As of the date of this posting, the organization has adult and teen members in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nigeria, North Carolina, Poland, Singapore, South Carolina, South Korea, Texas, and Virginia and is exploring new states and territories with every new pledge class.

VISION

The vision of Nu Sigma Theta is to promote virtue, equity, unity, justice, faith, charity and a sense of common purpose and brotherhood among all men.

MISSION

The mission of Nu Sigma Theta is to equip its members to help change the quality of life in their communities and to be advocates as it relates to educational, social, political and economic issues.

CORE VALUES

SCHOLARSHIP, HUMANITY, INTEGRITY, EQUITY, LEADERSHIP, DIGNITY (SHIELD).  We strive daily to: promote scholarship; respect humanity; model and require integrity; deal equitably; show leadership and preserve dignity.

OUR LEGACY

The 1City Youth Project was formed in July, 1990 to provide young people with positive outlets and a safe place to engage in free sports and arts activities.  In its twenty-year tenure, 1City served more than 3000 young people in grades Kindergarten to 12, who faithfully came to participate in the clubs and teams every Saturday!  Some of our kids joined us in Kindergarten and spent every Saturday of their lives with us, but after they graduated high school, 1City had nothing for them to do.  While some came back to volunteer, others weren’t able to volunteer but desperately wanted to keep the connections and friendships alive.  They petitioned the leadership of 1City to create something that they could be part of well into their adult lives and the of SIGMA THETA RHO FRATERNITY was born!  SIGMA THETA RHO FRATERNITY changed its name to NU SIGMA THETA in 2015!  In its final year of service, 1City was designated a “Promise Place” by America’s Promise Alliance and received awards and recognition from the local community it served.  The legacy of 1City is so strong that it is slated to make a return – but as a HIGH SCHOOL and is expected to open in 2018.

WHAT WE DO

We believe in SERVICE and NETWORKING on a global scale, so our activities tend to fall under these categories.  Throughout your membership, you will have opportunities to participate in formal acts of community service and random acts of kindness.  You will also have the opportunity to meet and to network with individuals in other states and countries; as well as with other individuals within your field.  Adults will have the opportunity to mentor youth and youth will have the opportunity to peer mentor and participate in other projects.  We work hard to ensure that this is not a “press” on your time; but that you feel fulfilled, cared for and challenged to think beyond yourself and your immediate community.  You’ll also have the opportunity to promote yourself and gain valuable recognition and advice for the work that you do!  But every organization is only as good as its members.  We will be calling on your to help us make Nu Sigma Theta something that you would want to become part of the fabric of your life!

SOME THINGS WE’VE DONE

  • We’ve gathered food and supplies and have distributed them to the homeless and to local food pantries.
  • We’ve served as pen pals to students in other countries, teaching them English and helping them learn about our cultures.
  • We’ve raised funds and awareness for local and national charities – mostly by participating in online charitable events and promotions.
  • We’ve conducted entrepreneur workshops for adults and teens and have spread the word about member’s businesses.
  • We’ve participated in local panels and workshops around homelessness, police brutality, violence and education.
  • We’ve helped teens become college/career ready by reviewing resumes, critiquing college essays and serving as mentors and references.
  • We’ve participated in community vigils, peace walks and other activities to show support for communities in turmoil
  • We’ve created and signed petitions to bring awareness to causes by presenting them to our local officials.

IT’S ALL ABOUT GIVING AND PARTICIPATION

Brotherhood ….. Sisterhood ……Neighborhood

Every community represented by Nu Sigma Theta has different needs at different times.  We are committed to causes around education, youth development, bullying, violence prevention, health & wellness, the environment, senior services and disaster relief.  While we strive to provide assistance and support whenever and wherever it is needed, we have committed to supporting the following charitable causes with our time, talent and treasure!

Center for Animal Care & Control

The center for Animal Care & Control in Brooklyn, New York is where we adopted our mascots Rufus & Chaka.  You may learn more about this wonderful organization by visiting their website at http://www.nycacc.org/.   We are committed to do an act of service benefitting animal care charities during the month of June.

James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation

Honoring the legacy of slain NYC Councilman James E. Davis, the Foundation works to address acts of violence through support, education and other activities.  You may learn more about this organization at http://www.jamesedavisfoundation.com/.  Members from the New York/New Jersey Chapters participate in the organization’s annual Peace Walk in August and hope to participate more in furthering this important work.  Members in other states will work to address violence in their communities in August during the same time.

Hunger & Homelessness – The Hunger Project

Each year, we work to address the issues of hunger & homelessness in our communities.  Members work to collect “survival items” such as clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food, resource information (medical information, shelter information, and mental health services) and other supplies; pack them in bags and then take to the streets to distribute the bags to those living on the streets.  This is usually done before Thanksgiving or Christmas.  We also commit to supporting organization that are doing this work such as the Hunger Project.  You may learn more about their work by visiting them at www.thp.org.

The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association fights against the deadly consequences of diabetes and also fights for those who are affected by the illness.  They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes and provide objective and credible information to help educate the public about the illness.  You may learn more about this important work by visiting their website at www.diabetes.org

The Wounded Warriors Project

The Wounded Warriors Project is formed to honor and empower those who have been wounded in the line of service.  They raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; they help injured service members aid and assist each other; they provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.  You may learn more about this important work by visiting their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

NU SIGMA THETA IN THE COMMUNITY (Look for the Purple Shirts!)

RECRUITMENT

Nu Sigma Theta accepts men, women and youth (ages 13-19) from all over the world.  Recruitment generally happens in September, December, March and June.

PROCESS FOR APPLYING (Please Read Carefully!)

Adults (Ages 20-Over) who are new applicants and who live in the United States:

  • Complete the form below
  • An application will then be emailed to you (in PDF form)
  • Print/complete/mail the application as directed
  • You will receive an acknowledgement letter and an invitation to participate in an initiation conference call
  • Participate in the virtual orientation via conference call
  • Connect with the private Facebook page (REQUIREMENT)
  • Receive welcome letter and begin functioning as a member
  • Dues of $30 will then be due in July of every year.  Dues are non-refundable and can be paid online or by money order only.  You may also elect to do virtual fundraising in the amount of $30 in lieu of paying dues.

Teens (Ages 13-19) who are new applicants and who live in the United States:

  • Complete the form below
  • An application will be emailed to you (in PDF form)
  • Print/complete/mail the application as directed
  • You will receive an acknowledgement letter and an invitation to participate in an initiation conference call
  • Participate in virtual orientation via conference call
  • Connect with the private Facebook page (NOT A REQUIREMENT)
  • Receive welcome letter and begin functioning as a member
  • Teens do not pay dues.

Adults/Teens who are new/returning and who live outside of the United States:

  • Complete the form below
  • An application will be emailed to you (in Microsoft Word form)
  • Print/complete/email the application (with virtual fundraising agreement)
  • Participate in virtual orientation via internet/email
  • Connect with the private Facebook page (REQUIREMENT)
  • Receive welcome letter and begin functioning as a member

Adults/Teens who are returning and who live in the United States:

  • Complete the form below
  • An application will be emailed to you (in PDF form)
  • Print/complete/mail the application with non-refundable money order for $20 payable to Kingdom City Fellowship
  • You will receive an acknowledgement letter and an invitation to participate in an initiation conference call
  • Participate in virtual orientation via conference call
  • Connect with the private Facebook page (REQUIREMENT)
  • Receive welcome letter and begin functioning as a member
  • Dues of $30 will then be due in July of every year.  Dues are non-refundable.

CONTACT US

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nusigmas) and to this site for recruitment details, or you may complete the form below or send an email at any time to request placement on our mailing list at NST@kingdomcityfellowship.org.

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