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Social Action: What’s Next in 2021-2022?

Submitted by Jo-Ann Raines On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Eastern Region Social Action Committee hosted a webinar highlighting the region’s direction on issues concerning the welfare of our communities. Social Action Committee co-chairs Patricia Williamson and Eastern Region Representative Nadege DeBrosse welcomed more than 300 sorority members from across the region, as evidenced in …

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Morristown Alumnae Starts Its Program Year with a Walk to Prevent Suicide

Submitted by Ferlanda Fox Nixon Members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter participated in the Out of the Darkness Morris County Walk hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Chatham, New Jersey, on Sept. 18. The event raised more than $90,000, exceeding its goal by $23,000. Walking side-by-side with hundreds of others, Morristown Alumnae …

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Atlantic City Alumnae Hosts Chapter Retreat

Submitted by Teresa McGaney-Guy  In August, Chapter President Cydnee Phoenix and First Vice President Robin Coleman led the Atlantic City Alumnae Chapter in many activities that resulted in the chapter walking away revived, full of positive energy and ready to move forward supporting the Atlantic City and surrounding communities. These activities included: team building, risk …

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Philadelphia Alumnae COVID Response Team Is Making A Difference

Submitted by Co-Chairs:  Dr. Cheryl Oakman and Leslie Marant Beginning in February 2021, in response to the CDC Foundation and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s request to receive help in providing more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine in underserved Black and Brown communities, the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta …

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Philadelphia Alumnae Encourages Community to Step Into Wellness

Submitted by Nikita Peden, Leslie Marant and Robin Wheeler, Co-Chairs Physical and Mental Health The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, led by its Physical and Mental Health committee, invited the community to a virtual health and wellness event “Stepping into Wellness,” on May 2, 2021. The purpose was to share DeltaCare Initiatives by promoting physical and mental …

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N.Y. Lawyers Alliance Recognizes Morristown Alumnae Member

By Ferlanda Fox Nixon The Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Morristown Alumnae member, Darilyn Olidge, for her commitment to pro bono legal services for nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life of individuals who reside in low-income communities. Olidge was one of three business and transactional lawyers to be honored during …

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Greater Waterbury Area Alumnae Supports downtown Banner Project

Submitted by Evelyn Oliver Knight The Greater Waterbury Area Alumnae Chapter purchased a banner to support the Downtown Pole Banner Sponsorship Program. The banners highlight organizations who serve the community and meet the needs of an ever changing city. Since its inception, more than 65 pole banners have been sponsored. The colorful orange banners include …

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Morristown Alumnae Helps Its Community Prepare for Hurricane Season

By Ferlanda Fox Nixon To help prepare the residents of its community for the current hurricane season (June 1-November 30), the members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, held an informational webinar during National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 9-15). The event provided tips and best practices to follow during a …

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Project D.S.T. – A Delaware Statewide Service Initiative

Submitted by Dawnée A. Watson-Bouie Extra! Extra! Read All About the collective action and service to the State of Delaware Communities.  Many communities are being vaccinated, feeling more hopeful and looking forward to safely returning to the “new normal” of our country and looking forward to living in a post-pandemic world.  However, many African-American and …

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Montclair Alumnae Educates Community on Human Trafficking

Submitted by Paquita Mason On May 25, 2021 Montclair Alumnae Chapter in collaboration with New Jersey Coalition against Human Trafficking presented a Human Trafficking 101 Webinar. Hosted by Political Awareness & Involvement Committee chaired by Sharon Cockey, Esq. There are multiple categories of trafficking. ·         Anyone can be a trafficker. ·         Anyone can be trafficked. ·         Everyone can …

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