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The Delta GEMS program of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been nominated for the Imani Mentoring Award with the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement! The 8th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St. Memphis, TN 38104.

This event is open to the public. ‪#‎sctacDST‬ ‪#‎Memphis‬ ‪#‎choose901‬‪#‎mentoring‬ ‪#‎DST1913‬

 

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Join us for St. Jude Spirit of the Dream in honor of Black History Month. This event, held in partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic Council Memphis Metropolitan Area, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This event will feature cocktails, art, a live performance from African-American artists, dancing and hors d’oeuvres.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.stjude.org/spiritofthedream

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Free ACT Prep Workshop sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8 am – 1 pm.  See flyer for details.

 

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Human Trafficking Event Flyer

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:     Paula Jones

901.219.2930

paularjones@bellsouth.net

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Public Forum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will shine a light on the horrors of human trafficking at a public forum on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 7289 Highway 64 Bartlett, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. It is a horrific crime against humanity on a local and global level. Mostly young girls— are trafficked and fall victim to this exploitation. We want you to join us for an afternoon to hear about we are affected right here in Shelby County.  The FBI, Memphis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, US Attorney’s Office of Ed Stanton and other community resource vendors will be on site.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than  200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority  currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan  (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas  and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

Economic Development

Educational Development

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913, by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.  The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009, and has awarded over $50,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at http://www.sctacdst.com

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We need volunteers to prepare 10,000 meals Sunday 3/29/15!

Engage Church, Generosity Feeds, business partners, and several service organizations, like A Bridge of Hope Ministries will undertake a program on Sunday March 29th to prepare 10,000 meals to help struggling families with children in Memphis.

The volunteers will package nutritious meals for those children in need at Engage Church meeting in the Clark Opera Memphis Center located at 6745 Wolf River Blvd. in East Memphis.  The event will be starting at 10:00 a.m.  Each meal includes a dried black bean and rice mix, made with all natural products, free of preservatives like MSG, nitrate, and also non-GMO.

Once the meals are prepared, they will be distributed through charitable organizations and schools in the Memphis area for children with food insecurities to take home.

The public can participate, as well as donate towards the cause.  We are asking for volunteers, sororities, fraternities, youth groups, church groups, and everyone to come and volunteer.  Wear the shirt of your participating organization or church that day, so we can see and celebrate all of the volunteer groups.  We will be having a party afterwards in celebration of the 10,000 meal packed and to celebrate your selfless service.  If you know of people or groups that need some of these meals, please let us know, so we can prepare accordingly.

To register or donate for the event: www.GenerosityFeedsMemphis.com or www.EngageChurch.tv

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pastor Michael Wilkerson, (901) 383-1626Michael@engagechurch.tv.

 

The West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is recruiting for its Annual Stepping Into College Step Show.  The show will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014  3:00 p.m. at Wonder Elementary School, 801 S. 16th West Memphis, AR.  Each year we invite several acts to complete for awards and bragging rights.  We also have exhibition performances by members of the Divine 9.

Our main goal is to provide high school students with information about college/university admission requirements.  We do so by offering an opportunity for students to  speak with admission representatives.  We hope that you will join us this year.  Additionally, proceeds are utilized for scholarships.

It was a pleasure speaking with you this morning.  For more information, please contact Robin Williamson at robinwilliamson@82yahoo.com(901) 503-6253 or me at the email provided below.  We sincerely thank you for your time and support.

Best regards,

Tracye LaBattes Parker
President, West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
wm_dst@hotmail.com
traelp@hotmail.com