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AKA Chapters partner for Playground Mobilization-Service Impact Day

AKA-CHAPTERS-PARTNER-FOR-PLAKA Chapters partner for Playground Mobilization-Service Impact Day

Chi Psi Omega and Kappa Kappa Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

      Chi Psi Omega and Kappa Kappa Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated partnered, Saturday, May 16, 2015, for Playground Mobilization;  under the umbrella of Target IV: Environmental Ownership and one of six Service Impact Days set aside by the sorority‘s international program committee.  The event took place at Broward College North Campus Early Childhood Laboratory for 70 toddlers, successfully completing Phase I of a three-year project for play-ground renewal.

More than 60 participated; garnering more than 200 volunteer hours to complete Phase I, aesthetics. Preparation included Broward College staff painting walls, delivering plants and palettes of moisture controlled soil. Playground Mobilization participants made two butterfly gardens and prepared two raised beds for vegetable gardens.

Chi Psi Omega participants included: Veronica Phillips, president; Luwando Wright-Hines, Barbara J. Thomas, chairman; Avis Proctor, Venetta McCullough, Joyce Toran, Emma H. Kurtz, Malikh Franklin-Williams, Paula Edwards, Cheriane Zephy, Joel R. McCray, Miriam Cato, Josetta B. Patterson, Alana DaSent, Juline Blanfort and Gracia Curlee-Gordon.

Kappa Kappa Omega participants included: LaNetta Henry, president; Kara Bailey, Bernice Bailey, chairman; Rendolyn Amaker, Abbie Bryan, Karen Stokes, Paula Bailey-Gilchrist, Andrea Black, Laconia Martin, Andrea Knowles, Connie Phillips, Davette Wright, Susan McCray, Shamilia Thomas and Vetia Josephs.

Target I, ASCEND, included Camille Hines, Brandon DaSent, Natasha Pascoe, Alexander Pascoe, Alexandra Pascoe, Alexis Roberson and Mianna Bidon.  Broward College North Campus staff included Michele Cabrera, Director Early Child-hood Laboratory and Jennifer Amador. Community volunteers included Kirstie Clinton, Melissa Chong, LaChavious Clark, Heidi Richardson, Leandrea Shaw, Raya T. McCray, Rigo Amador, Wright Thomas, Jr., Deante Mansfield, Amira Green, David Hines, Cosey Proctor III, and Melissa Chaz.

Certificates were presented to partners Home Depot-Oakland Park Store and Nu Turf for donations and support.

Evaluations evidenced the success of the chapters collaborating for Phase I.

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