Our Programs

Service Initiatives

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, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust


Financial Fortitude


Delta Academy

Delta GEMS

Women Ready and Committed

Called to Serve

  •     Delta Academy   
  •     Delta GEMS    
  •     Social Action   
    Delta Academy   

Delta Academy

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women For the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Delta Academy is designed to offer opportunities to young women of great promise who might otherwise be excluded because they lack support, resources, and encouragement. A primary goal of the Academy is to prepare these women for full participation in the 21st century. The Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter’s Delta Academy program meets once or twice a month from September through May. Each session has specific focus areas including education, financial education, social action, political awareness, physical and mental health, international awareness, and leadership. The young ladies in the program also participate in public service and cultural events. .

    Delta GEMS    

Delta GEMS

Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully

This program provides a supportive mentoring environment to educate girls ages 14 thru 18 on skills required to be successful in life, including their continued formal education and careers. Workshops on the following topics are included in the program: Career/Life Planning, Securing Financial Aid for College, Social Graces and Entrepreneurial Skills. Delta GEMS are also involved in service projects intended to equip them to become contributing citizens of their communities. Examples of their service projects include partnering with Tabernacle Baptist Church to feed the homeless, Toys for Tots and visiting seniors in hospitals and nursing home facilities. Annually, the chapter presents recognition awards to all graduating Delta GEMS.

    Social Action   

Everyone's vote counts

Support voter registration at various locations in the Burlington County area

We have been given the charge to be involved and empowered through affecting change at every governing level. We are committed to identifying and addressing critical issues and legislation that can potentially impact the lives of our members and their communities, such as education, and voting rights.