Programs & Committees
Since 1967, the members of the Tucson Alumnae Chapter have developed community service programs to address the challenges facing African-Americans and their families. A wide range of programs have been implemented that demonstrate the mission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. is committed to Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Public Service ideals. By these ideals, Delta has established a long and glorious history of educational, cultural, political, and social service in the public’s interest based on its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
The Tucson Alumnae Chapter uses its many skills and talents to impact the lives of county residents through various community services. In keeping with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, the following is a partial list of programs and services we have provided in the Tucson and Sierra Vista communities:
- The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) – are two programs designed to bring about positive self-images, development of leadership skills, promote academic excellence, and feelings of community obligations among pre-teens and teenage girls.
- SEE (Science and Everyday Experiences) – a program to help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills in an informal setting, encouraging them to seek careers in science.
- Betty Brown Scholarship Program – a program that annually provides scholarships to deserving high school students to assist them in financing their pursuit of higher education.
- Social Action Agenda – some activities include the Women’s Legislative Briefings, voter registrations, and Delta Days at the State Capital, UN, and Nation Capital.
- Habitat for Humanity Program – participate with the local Habitat for Humanity branch by providing in-kind home construction to assist low-income families in becoming homeowners.
Additional committees include the following: