INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT

  •    Fundraising for Haiti

            

  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

  •    June Marie Thompson Blood & Bone Marrow Drive and Community Health Fair

            

*This service project is a local initiative.

*The NCDOT established the Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program in 1988 in response to growing public concern regarding litter along the state's highways. AAH is a volunteer-driven litter cleanup program. It is a partnership endeavor between community volunteers and the NCDOT.

*Since its inception, thousands of AAH volunteers have worked to keep NC roadsides clean. There are some 6,000 AAH groups that have adopted approximately 12,000 miles of NC roadsides.

*An adopting group enters into a four-year agreement with the NCDOT. In the agreement, a group agrees to clean its adopted highway a minimum of four times per year, or more if necessary.

  • Financial Fortitude

*The reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.

*The repeal of voter disenfranchisement laws.

*The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society.

*The full implementation of the Help America Vote Act.



 POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT

  •    Social Action Commission

            

  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  •    Adopt-A-Highway

            

Since its chartering in 1988, the Burlington Alumnae chapter has worked diligently in the community to Transform Lives, and Impact Communities. Our programming is based on the Sororities Five Point Programmatic Thrust.

BURLINGTON ALUMNAE CHAPTER PROGRAMS

  • AIDS/Disabilities Walk

  EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  •    Delta GEMS

            

*This service project is a national initiative.

*Financial Fortitude was designed to help sorority members and local communities attain personal wealth and financial security. Financial Fortitude was established as a result of increasing unemployment, Social Security debts, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty.

*Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances. Workshops are focused on topics such as debt management and reduction, retirement, financing for college, investing, insurance, estate and home ownership, savings, and entrepreneurship.

*This service project is a local initiative.

*Port Au Prince was devastated by an earthquake on January 12, 2010. Since then, donations have been required for projects, such as reconstruction, which could take years to complete.

*Donations have already assisted in providing a stable environment for homeless people. They are grateful to have beds and shelter, food twice or more daily, clean water, and most of all, tuition, uniforms and books for school.

*Continued donations are needed to help with PUR water packets, orthopedic supplies, food, surgical supplies, first aid and family survival kits, building materials, immunizations for children, etc.

*This service project is a local initiative.

*Participants register for a walk taking place in the service area (i.e. 5K, 10K, etc.), and the proceeds go to a charity/organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness and education of AIDS/Disabilities, and researching causes, treatments, and cures.



-To instill the need to excel academically.

-To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;

-To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures, high school and beyond; and

​-To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.


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*This service project is a local initiative.

*June Marie was a bone marrow donor, a blood transfusion recipient, a member of both Jack & Jill and Delta Sigma Theta, and an outstanding member of the Alamance-Burlington community.

*In her memory, and in recognition of her commitment to community service, this yearly healthy living and educational outreach activity is sponsored in her honor. With the support of the community, this event has grown to become Alamance County's largest African-American blood drive.

*The Health fair assists members of the community with knowing their numbers and making choices to better themselves every day.



*This service project is a national initiative.

*The Commission was established under Jeanne L. Noble in 1963; its purpose was to provide information and direction to the membership on current civil rights issues.

*In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Banner, the Sorority's first public act. Today, low voter turnout statistics highlight the need to continue to identify ways to include opportunities for all citizens to exercise their voting power.

​*Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta continues to institute programs that advocate:



*This service project is a national initiative.

*Delta GEMS is an expansion of the highly successful Dr. Shabazz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow initiative.

*Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk, adolescent girls, ages 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.

*The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  






*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. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.