National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society

50th Anniversary Video

In 2021, EMS celebrated its 50th Anniversary. View our anniversary video as members and past presidents reflect on the…

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NRPA Conference Recap

On Monday, September 19th, EMS members held a community service project at Vernell Coleman Recreation Center in Phoenix, AZ….

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The Mentoring Program is a professional development program for Young Professionals and First Time Congress Attendees. Many of our…

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Who We Are

NRPEMS is an organization of minority members of the National Recreation and Park Association who have joined for the express purpose of: productively representing the park, recreation and related leisure service interest and rights of minorities while participating in the overall effort of the park and recreation profession and the National Recreation and Park Association to serve the park, recreation and related leisure service needs and desires of the public. 

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NRPEMS Objectives

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Our Services

Experienced Faculty

To unite all persons concerned with ethnic minorities in the Park and Recreation profession. This includes those in municipal, state, federal, private, voluntary, correctional facilities, church and religious institutions, academic communities, commercial, tourism, industrial organizations and interested individuals.

Library Facility

To serve as an exchange media of information on all ethnic matters pertaining to park, recreation, leisure programs and activities.

Learn From The Best

Lakita S. Frazier, CPRP Secretary

Lakita S. Watson is the Director of Parks and…

Sherron Wilson Treasurer

Sheron Q. Wilson is a retired  Management Supervisory Specialist…

Tiffany Johnson, MPA, CPRP Immediate Past Chair

Tiffany Johnson is  currently the SE Recreation Manager for…

Alicia C. Bradford Chair

Alicia C. Bradford is the former Director of the…


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