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Soaring in  the OaklandCommunity Since 1982


Lauren N. Peebles


President's MESSAGE

Greetings Members, Friends, and Community Partners!


Thank you for visiting the official Xi Gamma Omega webpage of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®!
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA), an international service organization, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. 
I am honored to serve as the 21st President of this award-winning chapter, chartered on May 1, 1982 in Oakland, California. Our members are committed to serving our community through tangible, impactful service programs.
If you are an inactive member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®, we invite you to visit our in-person chapter meetings. 
Lastly, please visit our social media pages to learn more about our upcoming programs, events and activities! #AKA_XGO

Again, thank you for visiting. 



Lauren N. Peebles, Esq.
Xi Gamma Omega Chapter




Organized as the “Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha East-Bay Interest Group”, 28 trailblazing women chartered Xi Gamma Omega Chapter (“XGO”) on May 1, 1982 in Oakland, California. Spearheaded by Rhita Wilson, Sherrone Smith and Shyrl Hayman (XGO’s first president).  Xi Gamma Omega’s presence in the community and city of Oakland has been impactful in the areas of education, the arts, science, mathematics and technology, health and wellness, and the Black Family - youth, adults, and seniors.

Chapter members include women in varied fields of endeavor - entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, a judge, attorneys, engineers, accountants, ministers, realtors, probation officers, police chief, program administrators, and technology professionals. Members have participated in the sorority at both regional and national levels. By merit and culture, we strive and we do.

About Us

Soaring to Greater Heights ofService and Sisterhood

Community IMPACT

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Xi Gamma Omega has served Oakland and the greater Bay Area through such programs as our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, AIDS Walk-A-Thon, warm coat donations to Lend-A-Hand Foundation, and our annual Community Expo. We have an impressive record of supporting Bay Area students pursuing higher education and have donated nearly $200,000 in scholarships and book stipends to deserving college-bound students.


Under the leadership of our International President and CEO, Danette Anthony Reed and the Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood administration, our focus areas of service include:

  • Empowering Families;

  • Building Economic Wealth; 

  • Enhancing the Environment;

  • Advocating for Social Justice; and

  • Uplifting Our Local Community.


Our mission is to be of service to all mankind. If you are a community partner and would like to work join us in these efforts, please contact us at


The Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000, to outstanding Bay Area high school seniors. 




By uniting individual efforts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has built a strong, cohesive organization that positively impacts the lives of families and communities. The Sorority’s success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members.

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