The Greater Grand Rapids Interest Group, which would be come to known as the West Michigan African American Mother’s Society (WMAAMS), was founded and organized in January 2008 by Delvenia Beason and Barbara Welch. The two firmly believed that a local organization should be in place for all African American children to provide enriching experiences through active participation in civic, social, educational, cultural and personal development to support the successful attainment of their goals, ambitions and aspirations.
At 41 members, the group received Provisional Group status in December 2008 and in January 2009 held its inaugural event, “Founder’s Day” which incidentally had an even greater relevance due to the successful election of the country’s first African American President and the subsequent Inaugural celebrations, which surrounded the occasion.
Greater Grand Rapids Chapter of JJOA
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Grand Rapids, MI 49501
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