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SLMAC

PROGRAMMING

Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans.  In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical & Mental Health and Political Awareness & Involvement.

SLMAC is proud to be the recipient of the following program awards in the Central Region:

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Award in Economic Development

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Award in Educational Development

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Award in International Awareness & Involvement

2017-2018 Distinguished Service Award in International Awareness & Involvement

2017-2018 Arts and Letters Program of the Year Award

ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

The Economic Development Committee's focus is to strengthen and expand the economic influence of Deltas and others who live and work in the African-American community through education in financial planning, investment strategies, marketing, and purchase power. During its many programs throughout the sorority year, this committee engages the community to identify African-American entrepreneurs in an effort to support Black Owned Businesses, increase financial responsibility and create sustaining wealth in our communities. Those programs include:

  • Delta Online Marketplace

  • Marketplace Expo

  • Quarterly Adopt-A-Business Initiative

  • Home Ownership Workshops

  • Financial Planning Seminars

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Educational Development is a programmatic thrusts and is important because it impacts our future generations and leaders.  This committee is divided into 4 primary subcommittees based on the age group it services:

  • Delta Vipepeo: Youth girls, 1st - 5th grade

  • Delta Academy: Youth girls, 6th - 8th grade

  • Delta GEMS: Youth girls, 9th-12h grade

  • EMBODI: Youth boys, 9th - 12th grade

Additionally, we offer a mentor program specific for young ladies who are high school seniors titled Rites of Passage.  All programs enroll annually and are some of the best mentor programs the St. Louis community has available for minority youth!

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT

The International Awareness and Involvement Committee addresses social, cultural, economic and other quality of life concerns in Africa, as well as provide a vehicle for communication and learning between Africans and Americans of African descent. Our programs include:

 

  • Senegal Sister Cities Pen-Pal Project

  • Clean Water for Africa Initiative

  • International Awareness Book Drive in partnership with our international chapters

  • Financial Support for Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital in Kenya

PHYSICAL &

MENTAL HEALTH

The Physical and Mental Health Committee focuses on maintaining physical and mental fitness, and seeks to educate women about the high risk factors that impact negatively upon good mental and physical health.  This committee has partnered with local fitness instructors to provide individuals with the opportunity to stay physically fit along with supporting national organizations who advocate for important health areas of concern.  Some of our programs include:

 

  • Hosting of the First Annual Spring Fling Wellness and Marketplace Expo

  • Collaboration with the Ashley Liane Dance Company's Beginner's Hip Hop Class 

  • Collaboration with the Team Workout Headz Bootcamp

  • Go RED Day for American Heart Association to inform the community on heart and stroke issues

  • Team participation of Annual Sista Strut and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

SOCIAL ACTION

The Social Action Committee has been enlisted by Grand Chapter to help mobilize the African-American family for the 21st Century.  The committee has created links with other organizations within the greater St. Louis community that share the Sorority's vision of public service.  This committee also provides ongoing information and updates to enhance functional knowledge of and involvement in social action issues.  Programs Include:

 

  • Voter's Rights and Education

  • Advocacy for Local Policies

  • Delta Days at the State Capital

  • Delta Days at the Nation's Capital

  • Law Day with Local Schools

ARTS &

LETTERS

The Arts and Letters Committee focus is on the development of cultural awareness and pride through the preservation of African American history and heritage. Its mission is to support artistic expression reflective of the Black Experience. Programs Include:

 

  • Delta Red Carpet

  • Sylvia Bailey-Small Book Club

  • Annual Cultural Discovery Tour

  • Kwanzaa celebration in partnership with Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Youth Day at the St. Louis African Film Festival