Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
 
 
Norfolk-Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter continues to uphold the sororities public service initiatives throughout our service area.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Financial planning, consumer education, money management, investments and employment opportunities are but a few of Delta's concerns addressed under economic development.  Delta's most outstanding economic effort in support of the communities it serves is the Adopt-A-Black Business program. The aim of this program is to assist Black entrepreneurs to reach a productive "self-sufficiency level" in business world.
 
Past Programs Include:
Adopt a Child 
Community Family Feeds Program
Keeping Your Coin Series
Estate Planning webinars

 

 

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Each year, local Delta Chapters conduct projects designed to address the community's concerns about excellence in education. On a national level, Delta's pursuit of educational excellence takes the form of scholarships and grants to individual members and local chapters. Scholarships are given to both undergraduate and graduated members who have shown excellence in the field of law, communications, and the study of science.​
 
Past Programs Include:
Delta Academy
Delta GEMS
Embodi
Community-wide Kwanzaa event

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT:

Delta has a rich history of involvement in the international arena. The building and maintenance of maternity wing at the Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital(formerly Thika Memorial Hospital) in Kenya, West Africa, to Delta's identification of 1987 as the "Delta International Year" underscores Delta's commitment to understanding the world. The "African Diaspora," a Delta Cultural Awareness/Study Program focused on the dispersion of the peoples and cultures of Africa through the continents of North and South America, Europe, Asia and the island countries in the eastern and western hemispheres.

 

FUTURE NPCAAC PROGRAMS

To be announced

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Delta is also concerns with America's physical and mental health.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. efforts in prevention and "wellness" translates to health education programs and health fairs as well as provision of health care services. Delta also supports medical research that examines illnesses that victimize specific segments of the country's population.
 
PAST PROGRAMS INCLUDE
Domestic Violence Awareness

Sorors and Friend Walks in partnership with GirlTrek

Physical and Mental Health Conference

Mindfulness Activities

Conversations at the Crimson Table

POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT:

Though non-partisan in nature and purpose, Delta understands the importance of the need for an informed electorate. Delta's concern for the public's "need-to-know" and the enfranchisement of all Americans has been the philosophical basis for public service programs in this area. Voter registration and voter education programs, workshops, and seminars highlighting elected public official assessment and accountability are ongoing and successful.

 

PAST PROGRAMS INCLUDE

Get Out the Vote

Voter Registration

Conversations at the Crimson Table

Delta Days at the Nations Capitol

Delta Days at the State House

Redistricting Meetings

OTHER CHAPTER PROGRAMMING

In addition to our Five Point Programmatic Thrust, The Norfolk-Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter has also sponsored programming in the following areas:

ARTS AND LETTERS:

Holiday Movie Night

Book Club

Virtual Museum Tours

FUNDRAISING:

Fall Candles for scholarships and programs

DoubleGood popcorn for scholarships and programs

Mother's Day Brunch for scholarship and programming

SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATIONS FEMALE SENIORS

The Eleanor W Morton Scholarship is awarded annually to black female students

or those who identify as female in our service area. To learn more, click here.