Gamma Sigma Omega chapter, under the leadership of S. Renee Grant, president, will celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders’ Day on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at First Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 124 W. Anderson Street at 3:00 p.m. The guest speaker for the 107th year celebration of sisterhood and service is Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International Secretary and Savannah native Charletta Wilson Jacks. This event is open to the public.
Charletta Wilson Jacks is currently the Planning Director for the City of Atlanta, Georgia overseeing transportation, historic preservation and strategic planning, geographic information systems services and zoning and development review. Prior to this appointment, she was appointed as the first female African-American to serve as Zoning Administrator for the City of Atlanta. Ms. Jacks is a graduate of Howard University where she received a Bachelor of Art degree and Clark Atlanta University where she received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis and Urban and Regional Planning Administration.
In addition to being the International Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Mrs. Jacks is the Secretary to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Housing Foundation and a member of the International Constitution Committee. Her service in the sorority is extensive, inclusive of being the Chairman of the International Membership Committee and a member of the International
Nominating Committee, International Building and Properties Committee and International Program Committee. She is a Legacy, Life and Silver Star member possessing over 30 years of sorority membership. Her legacy is derived from Mrs. Dorothy Boston Wilson (mother) and the late Dr. Albertha E. Boston (aunt).
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-Lettered organization established by African American college-educated women. It is comprised of 265,000 members in 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters across many countries. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace. The organization is led by its 29th International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose administration’s programmatic theme is “Launching New Dimension of Service.”