The Chesapeake P.E.A.R.L.S. Foundation, Inc. , a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity, was established in June of 2007 by the members of the Omicron Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as a vehicle to expand the scope of scholarly assistance and community enrichment available in the Chesapeake and Greater Hampton Roads area.
One mission of the Foundation is to advance and support education by providing undeserved students with the financial assistance needed to attend college. Specifically, the focus of the Foundation is to further the education of young African-American women who enroll as freshmen in a four-year college or university. The second purpose of the Foundation is to support charitable community programming in the city of Chesapeake.
Chesapeake P.E.A.R.L.S. Board Members