Wellesley’s Rho Epsilon Omega was chartered on January 23, 1988 to advance the purpose and ideals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 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.
Earlier this month, the MetroWest Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Rho Epsilon Omega (REO), met with Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. Foremost on the agenda was to initiate a collaboration on various service and social justice initiatives. Yvonne Brown, member of Rho Epsilon Omega, said: "the information exchanged was meaningful, not fluff. Mayor Spicer is a real partner in this work." Mayor Spicer and REO members discussed current programming and future goals to determine areas of mutual interests, which included focusing on economic development, mental health and aging, voter mobilization awareness and education.
Tracey Cameron, REO chapter president, said. “We are excited to expand our footprint in Framingham,” said Tracey Cameron, REO chapter president.
REO's current international program, Launching New Dimensions of Service, made it possible to implement their 1908 Playground Mobilization initiative at Bates Road Park, Farm Pond Park, and Roosevelt Park. REO also has an ongoing partnership with Pearl Street Cupboard and Café. Members look forward to working with Mayor Spicer to provide greater service to the city.
For more information about Rho Epsilon Omega, visit their Wellesley chapter website at www.rhoepsilonomega.com.