FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, incorporated (AKA), Rho Epsilon Omega, met with Framingham Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer on February 6, to discuss plans for collaboration on various service and social justice initiatives.
Mayor Spicer and members of the chapter discussed current programming and future goals to determine areas of mutual interests.
“The information exchanged was meaningful – not fluff,” said Yvonne Brown, member of Rho Epsilon Omega. “Mayor Spicer is a real partner in this work.”
Projects with a broad focus on economic development, mental health and aging, voter mobilization & awareness, and education were identified as potential opportunities for partnerships.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in Framingham,” said Tracey Cameron, president of Rho Epsilon Omega chapter.
“Our current international program, launching new dimensions of service, has afforded us the opportunity to implement our 1908 Playground Mobilization initiative at Bates Road Park, Farm Pond Park, and Roosevelt Park in Framingham,” said Cameron.
Our Sorority currently has five target areas under the current international leadership. The fourth is “Environmental Ownership,” and under that target our sorority (all chapters around the world) are charged to clean-up and refresh 1,908 parks between the years of 2014 and 2018. We were founded in 1908, that’s the reasoning for the goal of 1,908 parks and playgrounds, explained the sorority.
“We also have an ongoing relationship with Pearl Street Cupboard and Café,” said Cameron. “We look forward to working with Mayor Spicer and being of greater service to the city. Both parties will reconvene in the coming months to lay the groundwork for a citywide day of service.”
Rho Epsilon Omega was chartered on January 23, 1988 to advance the purpose and ideals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the oldest Black sorority for college-educated women.
The chapter has rendered outstanding service to the Boston-MetroWest area since its inception and sponsors activities that address the ongoing global challenges faced by women, youth, and families.
For more information about Rho Epsilon Omega, please visit our chapter website at www.rhoepsilonomega.com.
Release and photo were submitted to Framingham Source for publication by the sorority.