Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Offers Service Programs to the Public
Suburban Houston/Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter Celebrating 40 Years
Members of the Suburban Houston –Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter (SHFBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are celebrating 40 years of service to the community while building leadership and inspiring sisterhood. Evalyn Dean is the president of the SHFBAC chapter, which now boasts more than 350 members. Delta Sigma Theta is a public service sorority founded in 1913 and has 300,000 members and 1,000 chapters in eight countries.
Nine target service committees provide open-to-the-public programs for Fort Bend children, youth, and adults:
- Arts & Letters: foster appreciation of literature, music, visual, and performing arts. Projects: Red Carpet movies; The Story of Nat Turner: Literacy Café – authors and artists; Sistahs Book Club, author Sheryl Mallory-Johnson, and more. For details, email AAA.SHFBAC@gmail.com.
- Economic Development: educate and promote financial literacy; empower wealth preservation and entrepreneurship; prevent foreclosure; and empower communities to build legacy wealth and financial independence. Project Smart Money starts in April. Details: ED.SHFBAC@gmail.com
- May Week: provide students in grades 6-12 activities and incentives to display interpretative speaking. Luncheon is May 6, 2017. Tickets are $35 per person. Details:
- Membership Services: recruit, reclaim, and retain members and promote volunteerism. Details: MASA.SHFBAC.@gmail.com
- National Pan Hellenic Council: Greek letter organizations collaborate community services. Details: NPHC.SHFBAC@gmail.com
- Programs Planning & Development (PPD): plan, implement, and evaluate the Sorority Five Point Programmatic Thrust: economic development; educational development; international; physical and mental health; and political awareness via local service projects. Projects: Delta Academy – middle school girls; Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) – high school girls; and EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) – middle and high school boys. There is also a project promoting healthy lifestyles, nutrition and exercise. All projects provide monthly support and assistance. Registration is required for each project. Details: PPD.SHFBAC@gmail.com
- Scholarships & Awards: scholarship application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017, and all FBISD qualifying and graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. There will be college and scholarships fairs; a workshop for students and parents on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, which provides practical information on financial aid, college life, and parents or guardians’ concerns; the awarding of scholarships on May 6, 2017; and college send-off in August. Details: SAA.SHFBAC@gmail.com
- Social Action: voters registration and education; city councils; National Night Out; and Youth Summit. Details: SA.SHFBAC@gmail.com
- Ways & Means: design and implement successful fund development for community programs and scholarships. Details: WAM.SHFBAC@gmail.com
For more information about the chapter, visit SHFBAC.org or email info@SHFBAC.org.