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5 POINT PROGRAMMATIC THRUST

 

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

DELTA ACADEMY

Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation.A primary goal of the program ...is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.

G.E.M.S.

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, 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.  The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning.

EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males.  EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding young women. Recipients meet the academic requirements and are required to write an essay.

The  Dorothy L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Dorothy L. Stevens was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was a teacher/librarian in the Rutherford County School System for 15 years.  Following are the criteria for consideration for the Dorothy L. Stevens Scholarship.


DEADLINE: Application must be submitted by MARCH 18, 2022


Failure to fulfill any of criteria will eliminate your application from consideration:

  1. A complete application packet 

  2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

  3. A composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT (This should be shown on the transcript)

  4. Two letters of recommendation from people in the community who know you well

  5. The recommendation form from a teacher or former teacher with their personal statement.

  6. A copy of transcript from your high school with the school logo must be included in your application packet.

  7. Applicant must be a female senior of African American descent

  8. Applicant must live in Rutherford County 

  9. Applicant must attend any school within Rutherford County


We are a public service organization; therefore, it is important that you include any and all public service activities in which you have been involved during high school.
Your application packet must include items 1 through 6 listed above.

Any application arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter 2022  Black History Month Essay Contest.

Please be sure to complete of the details provided below.  The following application will be directly sent to us for review:

  1. Essay submission must be typed and between 200 - 250 words.

  2. Open to participants of EMBODI, Delta Academy & Delta G.E.M.S.

  3. Contest is open February 1st - 28th

  4. Essay Topic:  As one of the National themes for Black History Month this year is Black Health and Wellness, we ask that if you could have a conversation with any African- American, past or present, who has made significant contributions to the Health and Wellness community, who would it be and what would you ask of them?

For questions please email RCACScholarships@gmail.com

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM on February 28, 2022.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development program initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.


Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.


The Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from major economic corporations and other well-known financial institutions. The ten components include: Goal Setting, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Debt Management, Savings & Investments, Retirement Planning, Homeownership, Insurance, Estate Planning, and Entrepreneurship.


The initiative helps members of the Sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.

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INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Murfreesboro, TN, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Is also involved in several international initiatives including: 

Projects in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG:
ADELAIDE TAMBO SCHOOL FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED/2002

SWAZILAND:
DELTA HOUSE/VASTHI VILLAGE/2002 – ORPHANAGE FOR CHILDREN OF AIDS VICTIMS

DURBAN:
TRAINING RESOURCES IN EARLY EDUCATION- T.R.E.E./1984

Projects in Kenya

I CAN FLY HIGH SCHOOL /2013

THIKA: MARY HELP OF THE SICK MISSION HOSPITAL /1969 – MATERNAL HOSPITAL

    

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POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT

Delta Sigma Theta has been committed to service through social action since our founding in 1913. Our 22 Founders participated in the Suffrage March of 1913, just two months after establishing the Sorority, and our members have been at the forefront of social and political struggles ever since.


Under the direction of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta mobilizes our members, chapters, and national leaders to advocate for the Sorority’s predetermined positions and objectives. The National Social Action Commission was officially established in 1963 to provide information and direction to the membership on current civil rights issues. It traces its roots back to the Vigilance Committee, which was created to strengthen and unify the social action efforts of the Sorority. As a result of these efforts, Delta Sigma Theta has become an integral part of the movement to secure equal political, educational, and economic rights for all Black people.


Chapters and members are engaged in a variety of social action activities focused on enacting laws and polices to sustain and expand the rights and privileges of citizenship to all people and to protect the most vulnerable amongst us. These activities include:


  • Active engagement in the legislative, executive, judicial and regulatory affairs of the nation

  • Promoting enlightened citizenship by providing fact-based information to elected officials and voters

  • Research and advocacy of critical issues

  • Monitoring legislation at national, state, and local levels

  • Voter registration, education, and mobilization

  • Educating the public on public policy issues

  • Encourage Deltas to run for elected office

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PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Delta Sigma Theta has been committed to service through social action since our founding in 1913. Our 22 Founders participated in the Suffrage March of 1913, just two months after establishing the Sorority, and our members have been at the forefront of social and political struggles ever since.


Under the direction of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta mobilizes our members, chapters, and national leaders to advocate for the Sorority’s predetermined positions and objectives. The National Social Action Commission was officially established in 1963 to provide information and direction to the membership on current civil rights issues. It traces its roots back to the Vigilance Committee, which was created to strengthen and unify the social action efforts of the Sorority. As a result of these efforts, Delta Sigma Theta has become an integral part of the movement to secure equal political, educational, and economic rights for all Black people.


Chapters and members are engaged in a variety of social action activities focused on enacting laws and polices to sustain and expand the rights and privileges of citizenship to all people and to protect the most vulnerable amongst us. These activities include:


  • Active engagement in the legislative, executive, judicial and regulatory affairs of the nation

  • Promoting enlightened citizenship by providing fact-based information to elected officials and voters

  • Research and advocacy of critical issues

  • Monitoring legislation at national, state, and local levels

  • Voter registration, education, and mobilization

  • Educating the public on public policy issues

  • Encourage Deltas to run for elected office

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The  Dorothy L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Dorothy L. Stevens was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was a teacher/librarian in the Rutherford County School System for 15 years.  Following are the criteria for consideration for the Dorothy L. Stevens Scholarship.


DEADLINE: Application must be submitted by MARCH 18, 2022


Failure to fulfill any of criteria will eliminate your application from consideration:

  1. A complete application packet 

  2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

  3. A composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT (This should be shown on the transcript)

  4. Two letters of recommendation from people in the community who know you well

  5. The recommendation form from a teacher or former teacher with their personal statement.

  6. A copy of transcript from your high school with the school logo must be included in your application packet.

  7. Applicant must be a female senior of African American descent

  8. Applicant must live in Rutherford County 

  9. Applicant must attend any school within Rutherford County


We are a public service organization; therefore, it is important that you include any and all public service activities in which you have been involved during high school.
Your application packet must include items 1 through 6 listed above.

Any application arriving after the deadline will not be considered.