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KENT AMOS TO SPEAK AT METROPOLITAN AME WORSHIP SERVICE COMMEMORATING OMEGA PSI PHI ‘S CENTENNIAL CONVENTION
History meets history on Sunday, July 31 when Omega Psi Phi Fraternity concludes its Centennial Conclave in Washington, D.C. with a worship service at 9 a.m. at historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW.
Kent Amos, founder of the Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School, will be the featured speaker at the service that also is part of Metropolitan’s 173rd anniversary celebration. “…Our sanctuary and church have been restored and modernized, and all the while we have honored the labor of those (enslaved African Americans) whose original handiwork and devotion made our church the great edifice that it is,” said the Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior minister.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded almost l00 years ago at Howard University, is the only fraternal organization that originated on the campus of a historically black institution. The service concludes the organization’s 5-day convention in the Nation’s Capitol.
A graduate of Delaware State University, honored by his fraternity (Omega Psi Phi) as a “National Citizen of the Year”, Amos is a former executive for Xerox Corporation. Drawing on his corporate experiences, his work in urban neighborhoods, and his personal mentoring of dozens of children in his own home, he started the charter school in l998. Viewing education as a critical element in helping children realize their potential, but convinced that a new educational paradigm was needed, he opened the charter school to support his convictions. The school now has 1,800 students in grades pre-school through 8th on five campuses.
The community is invited to the service. Free parking is available.
Please join us on Saturday, July 30 from 11:00am – 5:00pm for our Annual Church Picnic to be held at Meadowbrook Park (a.k.a.- Candy Cane City), 7901 Meadowbrook Lane in Silver Spring, MD. We will have Horseshoes, Old/New School basketball game, bid whist and more!