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The first Latina-focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad /Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University.  Patricia Rivera, Maria Caban, Eva Marie Sosa, Migdalia Franklin and Irma Almirall-Padamsee strove to establish an organization that would transcend their collegiate experience and consolidate their strength as responsible leaders of the community.  They worked diligently to develop an impactful organization whose mission and goals would encompass the experiences of all women, but especially those of U.S. Latinas and whose ideals would nurture the growth of its members throughout their lives.

Today, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. represents a tradition of strong, proud women whose lives and achievements reflect an unwavering commitment to public service, Hermandad and the preservation of the rich cultural legacies that shape our experiences. Committed to the three ideals upon which our organization's foundation stands - La Comunidad, La Cultura Latina, and La Hermandad - Las Hermanas strive to promote progress and development in their communities.  This stalwart commitment to nuestra comunidad frames our individual and collective goals. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. seeks to unify women through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the U.S. Latina and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically under-represented groups.