Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a sisterhood of more than 350,000 college educated women. We are an international, private, non-profit, community service organization, committed to public service since our founding in 1913. Our purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement. For more information on the history of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Please visit: www.deltasigmatheta.org.

South Broward Alumnae Chapter has been in existence since 2009 and has made a huge impact on the South Broward community. A snap shot of our signature programs are below.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BUSINESS CAREER NETWORKING EXPO
  • ADOPT-A-STREET PROGRAM
  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS: DELTA REJUVENATING ECONOMIC SUCCESS AND STABILITY
    • SBAC Sorors regularly donate business suits to women in various stages of rehabilitation from drug or alcohol abuse at the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center in Pembroke Pines.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • DELTA G.E.M.S.
    • Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.
  • RED SHOE LUNCHEON
    • In February 2010, the South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta So­rority Incorporated held its Inaugural Red Shoe Luncheon at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Hollywood, FL. The Red Shoe Luncheon is the chapter’s signature fundraiser for community service projects and the scholarship fund.
  • UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND CELEBRITY MEN WHO COOK SCHOLARSHIP AFFAIR

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT

  • INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR
    • On May 7, 2011 the South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated held is inaugural International Bazaar: featuring international cuisine, arts, crafts and fun for the whole family. The International Bazaar helps to raise funds for Clean Water initiatives in Africa and Haiti.
  • ANNUAL CLOTHES & TOILETRIES DRIVE FOR HAITI
    • South Broward Alumnae partners with Konbit Pou Potapiman (KPP) for Haitian School Children in Port-à-Piment to supply school supplies and toiletries annually.
  • TREATS FOR THE TROOPS

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE
    • South Broward Alumnae Chapter awarded top honors by Grand Chapter and locally by McTyre Park for fundraising! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
  • FLORIDA BREAST HEALTH INITIATIVE
    • South Broward Alumnae Chapter partners with The Florida Breast Health Initiative, providing free door to door awareness, education, screening, and referrals, targeting the uninsured and under-served, in an effort to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease, one household at a time

POLITICAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT

  • DELTA DAYS AT THE NATION’S CAPITOL
    • In 1989, the National Social Action Commission instituted Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members’ involvement in the national public policy-making process. The annual conference includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policy makers, members of the United States Congress, Congressional staff members, and national issues experts.
  • DELTA DAYS AT THE STATE CAPITOL
  • VOTING RIGHTS
    • In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Banner, the Sorority’s first public act. Today, low voter turnout statistics highlight the need to continue to identify ways to include opportunities for all citizens to exercise their voting power.
    • Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta continues to institute programs that advocate:
      • The re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act.
      • The repeal of voter disenfranchisement laws.
      • The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society.
      • The full implementation of the Help America Vote Act.

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