Baltimore Metropolitan area Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members, including Epsilon Omega President E. Francine Stokes-McElven, the 27th North Atlantic Regional Director Erma W. Barron, and the 18th International President Mattelia Grays took part in a tribute to the organization’s 12th International President Edna Over Gray Campbell during a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Owings Mills, April 2.
The event was part of a nationwide wreath-laying ceremonies themed: A Celebration of Remembrance, A Proud Past…A Promising Future. The newly installed international president, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson’s made this her initial event of her 2014-2018 service programs. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 265, 000 members in 986 local chapters, will address community needs with programs in five target areas, educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact during this four year period, focusing many initiatives at the community level.
For example, in keeping with an intense focus on promoting lifelong learning, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will provide substantial support to students through AKA One Million BackpacksSM. Through this initiative, the next four years will see members donating and distributing one million backpacks and related school supplies to students worldwide. At the community level, Baltimore City’s Epsilon Omega Chapter will host a back to school fair on Aug. 15, featuring resources for parents and students at 3515 Dolfield Ave.
For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.