ACHIEVE Institute

Phi Sigs ACHIEVE More!

Foundation grant gives student leaders real-world tools for success


Hundreds of Phi Sigma Sigma’s best and brightest young leaders will have something genuinely exciting to cheer about this month when they begin gathering at our 2009 Leadership Conferences.

Thanks to a $33,000 grant from the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation – made possible, in large part, by the generosity of our donors – 750 sisters from 107 chapters throughout North America will participate in one of the best collegiate personal-development and leadership training programs found among all Greek organizations worldwide.

It’s called ACHIEVE, and this ground-breaking program is specially designed to give chapter leaders critical tools to effect positive change in their chapters, on their campuses and in their communities.

What’s more, once student leaders return home, they’ll share what they’ve learned with their sisters – a ripple effect sure to benefit thousands of women and strengthen the sorority as a result.

This is the fourth consecutive year Foundation has generously funded ACHIEVE, investing more than $160,000 since it first helped develop and launch the program in 2006.

Such incredible support underscores Phi Sigma Sigma’s deep commitment to providing real-world tools for success to every sister.

Legacy of leadership

Phi Sigma Sigma has long offered some kind of leadership training to its young women leaders. Indeed, many alumnae will fondly remember our biennial Leadership Training Schools, begun in the mid-1960s by celebrated past Grand Archon Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg. They’ve since been replaced by our annual Leadership Conferences.

ACHIEVE is the crowning highlight of these special events – a full day of intensive, interactive workshops examining the four key values women leaders can use to tap their potential and inspire others to do the same. They are:

  • Service – Exploring tangible ways to live our twin ideals – the brotherhood of man and alleviation of the world’s pain – by giving of ourselves.
  • Learning – Seeking opportunities to understand ourselves, others and the world around us.
  • Leadership – Embracing best practices for working well with others, and encouraging excellence and continual improvement in everything we do.
  • Friendship – Promoting positive relationships among sisters, thereby strengthening chapters and the sorority as a whole.

To learn more about ACHIEVE, as well as the many ways you can help Foundation support this outstanding program for women leaders, contact us at foundation@phisigmasigma.org or 410-799-1224.

ACHIEVE stands for Achieve, Challenge, Honor, Integrity, Engage, Value and Excellence – among the top values Phi Sig sisters hold dear!