The Eta Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. values impactful and strategic partnerships to carry out our mission of community uplift. At its core, our community partnerships are collaborations between different sectors—public and private, nonprofit and for-profit. They encourage cooperation, shared responsibility, efficient resource utilization, and a sense of unity. Below you will find a listing of our wonderful partners who have worked with us to improve the lives of the greater Columbus community.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Matthew Coleman at 703.582.3549.
The Columbus Urban League (CUL). This partnership is important by virtue of its historic civil rights advocacy and empowerment of historically marginalized people. It complements well some of our Fatherhood and Mentoring, Social Action, and Health Initiatives programs, as well as expands our operational reach.
Community in Schools (CIS). This collaboration allows us to target schools in low income, and under resourced communities. By teaming up with CIS we can expedite the implementation of both our Omega STEM and Fatherhood and Mentoring programs. Implementation and expansion of these programs will yield greater benefits to the communities we target.
I Know I Can (IKIC). This partnership provides matching funds each year for up to 4 years for students matriculating at an HBCU. Our $120,000 commitment to an organization that is one of the largest providers of scholarships in the State of Ohio enhances our visibility as an organization committed to empowering others through education.
Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra. This partnership adds a rather dynamic component to Eta Nu Nu’s goals and objectives, as it positions us to encourage and support talented youth in the performance arts. Our merit scholarships provide young aspiring and talented youth with resources for the purpose of improving their musicianship. We use our resources, both material and human, to showcase and support Urban String Columbus. Our Talent Hunt program and relationship with Capital University enables us to expand our reach by providing a venue for this program and exposing students of color to its campus. In addition, Eta Nu Nu has established an alumni strings scholarship to assist graduates of this program.
One Linden and the City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods. This alliance expands Eta Nu Nu’s service, outreach, impact, and investment in the Linden Community. Over the past three years, we have participated, supported, and provided official sponsorship to the Christmas Carols on Cleveland and the Linden Trunk or Treat programs. Through this partnership, we will expand our operational reach and continued service in the Linden Community. We are affectionately referred to as “The Linden Ques” for our unwavering commitment to uplifting and expanding our program activities in this community.
Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF). This national partnering complements our health initiatives program while providing funding to both Eta Nu Nu Chapter and our undergraduates. As a result, AHF has specifically noted that Eta Nu Nu's continued support of this national partnership is something that elicits a great deal of pride.
Good Health Wins (GHWs). This national partnership vaccination awareness program in collaboration with the National Council of Negro Women and the Center for Disease Control Mini Grant Program further enhances our health initiatives programming. Although Eta Nu Nu Chapter is no longer part of the national partnership, we continue to promote this important initiative that has proven to save lives.
NPHC Columbus is an important partner, as it offers an opportunity for unified strength with 14 other membered organizations. Through the NPHC, we can marshal the Divine 9's resources, expand our outreach, and coalesce with other community organizations in an effort to improve lives and uplift communities.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF). This future partnership will greatly enhance our health initiatives programming which focuses on awareness, prevention, and treatment of varying conditions that disproportionately affect people of color. Partnering with such a reputable and storied organization further validates our commitment to addressing the various health disparities that saddle many communities of color.
Chamberlain University College of Nursing. This alliance has been mutually beneficial as their student nurses have been integrated into all our health initiative program activities targeted at communities of color. Partnering with a university that is among the largest producers of nurses in the United States has expanded our reach and given us increased visibility in the areas of health and wellness.
Lifeline of Ohio. This future collaboration is vital as it connects us with every hospital in the region. The integration of our health initiatives and other community activities shows our understanding and support for organ donation.
The 1911 Foundation, a strategic partner that helps support our programs via sponsorship donation is indispensable to the work we do with youth. Thus, it is imperative that we continue to cultivate a strong and enduring relationship.
Eta Nu Nu presented over $74,875 to 45 high school seniors to attend college and youth performing artists to continue their musical education
Eta Nu Nu has committed to provide $76,000 in scholarship monies to high school seniors through the NPHC Hope Scholarship. 15 high school seniors has been impacted through this generosity
Eta Nu Nu Chapter established partnership with I Know I Can Founders’ Scholarship resulting in a $240,000 commitment to support students of color who matriculates at an HBCU over 6 years