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.
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.
Ladies Night at Home Depot
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.
Delta Academy and Delta GEMS
Steps to Success Mentoring Program
AARP Life Re-imagined
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.
Donation to DURBAN Africa
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.
Cape Cod Women's Center
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Virtual Tea
St. Jude Walk
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.
Delta Days at the Statehouse