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Sorority Serves the Community in Honor of MLK Day

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The local chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority held its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project Monday ion East Jackson.

The ladies were at Whitehall Pre-K, where they worked with parents on ways to teach their children to read.

The event honored First Sergeant Reginald Ladale Sims and Staff Sergeant Wanda Shamette Sims for their service in the military.

Some of the tips passed along to parents included encouraging children to read things around them, such as names of businesses and labels on foods.


"They are quite pleased with the learning that is expected of their pre-schoolers. They are super excited about having the opportunity to have access to this information, "said Geraldine Ewel,a member of the AKA Sorority.

AKA is the oldest Greek -lettered organization established by African American college-educated women. The sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908.