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. South Palm Beach County Alumnae members provide an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.
Financial planning, money management and home ownership are a few of Delta’s concerns under economic development. On the local level the chapter supports Black Owned businesses and conducts Financial Literacy workshops.
Delta Chapters conducts projects designed to address the community’s concerns about the excellence in education. The chapter recognizes middle and high school students that have excelled academically, provide scholarships to graduating seniors and educates senior girls on college life.
International Awareness and Involvement
Delta has a rich history of involvement in the international arena. The building of the maternity wing at the Thika Memorial Hospital in Kenya West Africa, the Delta Sigma Theta Elementary School in Haiti and Delta House in Swaziland.
Physical and Mental Health
Delta’s work in the prevention and wellness translates to health education program, health fairs and provision for health care services. The chapter promotes HIV/Aids awareness programs such as ‘Cookies and Condoms; Know Your Sweeties Status’, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and promoting a healthy heart through physical activities with ‘Go Red’ for the American Cancer Society.
Political Awareness and Involvement
Delta understands that importance of and 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. We are involved in voter registration, voter education and workshops encouraging women to run for office.