The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

New Mexico’s first African-American Greek-letter organization, chartered on March 18, 1967, and serving the community ever since.

Program Award Winners

Even though a hurricane prevented us from completing our National Convention in New Orleans this past July, the ladies of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter were awarded two awards and presented with them at the Southwest Region Leadership Retreat in November.

  • Distinguished Arts and Letters Award
  • Excellence in Programming: Economic Development

Thank you to our community partners at Popejoy Hall and the African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce for helping us to present great programs that serve our community! 

Delta Youth Initiatives
Delta Academy & Delta GEMS Youth Programs`


Our Delta Academy is for young ladies ages 11-14. The Delta GEMS program is for young ladies age 14-18.  Email for more information.

Thank You to our 2019 Masquerade Sponsors


Congratulations To 2019 Community Service Award Recipients

Pamelya Herndon
Individual Community Service Award

Ms. Herndon is the President and CEO for the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change. She has worked tirelessly for the protections of women, black people and other marginalized communities in Albuquerque and the state. She serves in leadership capacities in the NAACP and the Democratic Black Caucus and is a member of several other civic organizations committed to growth and change in the city. She has asked the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter to partner on various events that align with our mission of public service to the black community such as the Mayoral Forum, Gubernatorial Forum, and welcome receptions for black professionals. She is committed to change in our community and recognizes the force that Delta has in the strategy and execution of those ideals. We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Ms. Herndon and look forward to continuing our relationship with her in an effort to further our mission.

Ralph Mims
Corporation Service Award

Mr. Ralph Mims is the Economic Development manager for the Village of Los Lunas. His outgoing personality makes him easy to approach for a friendly conversation and to recruit businesses into both the Los Lunas and Albuquerque communities.  He has a great track record of attracting businesses into Valencia County, thereby, creating good paying jobs in our communities.  By doing this, Mr. Mims is making a vital contribution to the State’s economic ecosystem.

Near and dear to Mr. Mims’ heart — is to recruit black businesses to Los Lunas, NM.  By doing this, he’s involved with, bringing up the economic development vitality of the black community.  He is also very passionate about educating our young people on the value of ownership.  He addresses the issue and mitigation strategies on generational wealth, financial assets that are passed on and built upon with each generation within a family that is particularly important to the future financial security in the Black community.  It’s the foundation for opportunities and access to better education, health and jobs.  Mr. Mims has been the go-to person to help carry this message forward by speaking to young and seasoned individuals in Albuquerque about investing in Real Estate.  He is the owner of the R. Mims World Group, LLC that invests in real estate.

According to the Economic Policy Group, “Housing equity makes up about two-thirds of all wealth in the typical (median) household.  In short, for median families, the racial wealth gap is primarily a housing wealth gap.”

Mr. Mims suggests that the attitude about real estate needs to shift in order to take the first step into building generational wealth through real estate.  This is one of the ways in which just about anybody can create an additional stream of income.  Mr. Mims is a true hero to the African American Community regarding how to generate wealth for ourselves and future family members.

Mr. Mims has impacted the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter by serving as a guest speaker and panelist at the Economic Summit, which was held by the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter. He also served as a judge at one of our Shark Tank events for our Delta Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully (GEMS), where he gave the teenage girls awesome advice and tips on how to get their businesses started so that they too can become a successful entrepreneur.

New Hope New Life Ministry - New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church
Community Organization Service Award

The New Hope New Life Ministry at the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church, which is under the leadership of Bishop David Cooper (who is the Senior Pastor) and Elder Nina M. Cooper (who is the Co-Pastor), has made a fruitful impact in the Albuquerque community. The New Hope New Life Ministry prepares, cooks, and serves approximately three hundred home cooked full balanced hot meals to a diverse community including, many black men and women. The meals are composed of a salad, hot entree, dessert and punch.

Not only does the ministry serve food, it also offers encouragement and evangelism while treating each client with dignity and respect. Some are homeless, unemployed, underemployed, and those who do not have enough money to purchase food.

The New Hope New Life Ministry is currently serving meals every third Friday of the month at the St. Martin’s Hospitality Center in downtown Albuquerque. It has been faithfully feeding those in need continually for about twenty-five years. The cooks and volunteers arrive early in the afternoon and they depart after they cleanup. The community is very elated when they hear that the New Hope New Life Ministry from the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church will be cooking and serving the meal on that day. They know that the food will be high quality, hot, delicious, and filling!

The New Hope New Life Ministry impacts the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter by being another excellent example of active service in the community. On March 2, 2019, the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter had the opportunity to prepare the food, cook, and serve those in need also at St. Martin’s Hospitality Center with another local church. If we all can collaborate together, we can have a strong effect and be a visible difference in serving the Albuquerque community.

About US

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (“Sorority”) is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the sorority is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women.

This includes over 1,000 chapters located in the United States, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.

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Bootcamp with the Deltas

Join the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as we work to get physically fit! Come and workout with a personal trainer, learning proper form, technique, and building up your endurance. All fitness levels welcome! The bootcamp will be at Functional Fury Gym in NW Albuquerque from 10:15am to 11:45am. There are 15 community ... Read moreBootcamp with the Deltas

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Highway Clean-up

The women of Delta Sigma Theta look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 4/25/2020, as we clean up our portion of the highway. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is very appreciative. We will meet at 9:45 AM at the Equestrian Park. Then we will split into groups and begin the cleanup. Park at the ... Read moreHighway Clean-up

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Our mission is to serve our community, and we do that through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. 

  1. Economic Development
  2. Educational Development 
  3. International Awareness & Involvement
  4. Physical and Mental Health
  5. Political Awareness & Involvement/Social Action

We also work to introduce our community to the arts through our Arts & Letters Committee, and partner with local organizations like the Roadrunner Food bank, Steelbridge and Habitat for Humanity through our Community Service Committee.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

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