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If you think sororities are all about parties, you haven’t met CN Railroader in the Community Josette Fletcher. Over the 17 years that Josette has volunteered with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority she’s made a huge impact in her community. The organization develops civic, social, educational and economic programs that focus on the positive development of youth.

Josette volunteers 60 hours per year for local and national initiatives, including Operation Big Book Bag, which collects school supplies for schoolchildren, Off the Street Club, a social club for Chicago boys and girls, and making meals for Ronald McDonald House.

“Giving back to your community is important because that’s where you come from. Someone assisted you and lent a helping hand, so why not provide an opportunity for someone else?” says Josette, an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Lead in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Department in Harvey, IL.

Josette’s chapter has received CN Railroaders in the Community grants since 2010. “I love this program,” says Josette. “In March, each chapter holds a youth symposium for kids aged 6-18 with workshops and lunch. CN’s grant really helps with that.”