Since its founding in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African-Americans and, as a result, 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 provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust.
Click the titles below to expand and learn more about each of these programmatic areas:
⇣ Economic Development
The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter's Economic Development Committee provides information and facilitates discussion regarding relevant local, state, and national financial topics with its chapter members and the community through workshops and other events. Learn More»
⇣ Educational Development
As an organization of college-educated women, Delta Sigma Theta plays an active role in the educational movement, seeking to inspire, motivate, and support the aspirations and achievement of youth and young adults. Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter’s Educational Development Committee conducts programs, activities, and projects designed to address the need for excellence in education. Learn More»
- Black College Fair
- College Scholarships
- Delta G.E.M.S.
- Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
- Jabberwock Cotillion
- Teen Lift
⇣ International Awareness & Involvement
Delta Sigma Theta has an extensive history of involvement in international issues, including human rights and developing infrastructure. We strive to increase cultural awareness in our local community as well as internationally and to have an impact in our global community and make the world a better place by conducting service projects to benefit those in need from diverse cultures and diasporas.
⇣ Physical & Mental Health
Our Physical & Mental Health Committee works to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity, and mortality, identify organizational alliances for the sorority that will work to address pertinent health issues; and develop and implement health-focused programs within the sorority and the communities we serve. Many of our Physical & Mental Health programs can be found on the Events page.
⇣ Political Awareness & Involvement
Delta Sigma Theta has been involved in social action since its inception as an organization. The Sorority’s first public act was in March of 1913. Our Founders marched in the historic Suffrage March under the Delta Sigma Theta banner. Though non-partisan in nature and purpose, Delta understands the importance of and the need for an informed electorate. Voter registration and voter education programs, workshops and seminars highlighting elected public official assessment and accountability are ongoing. Our chapter also provides voter registration and training to the community. We promote social activism, targeted advocacy, and ongoing education specific to current and evolving county, local, state, national and international issues. Many of our Political Awareness & Involvement programs can be found on the Events page.
⇣ Arts & Letters
The goal of the Arts and Letters Committee is to promote individual and community awareness of the various fields of artistic endeavors; to encourage the development of individual and collective skills in the liberal arts; to showcase those who possess talents which contribute to an increased sensitivity to and an appreciation of the beauty around us; and to support those organizations who foster artistic and related disciplines. The Committee's focus is to promote, foster, cultivate, perpetuate and preserve the arts and letters of African-Americans in Fine, Literary, and Performing Arts.
The Arts & Letters Committee organizes activities such as:
- Black Book Fair
- Delta Red Carpet Events (Movie Screenings)
- RED Talks (Conversation Series)
- Poetry Slam
- Cultural Outings
Many of our Arts & Letters programs can be found on the Events page.
⇣ Community Service
From time to time, the Chapter will invite members of the community to join us as we participate in community service activities. Interested persons should check out our Community Involvement page to learn more.