The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of
Delta sigma Theta Sorority, incorporated

OUR PROGRAMS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

WANT TO HELP WITH OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS?
Email Theresa Carson

This initiative helps to spread  financial literacy throughout our local community. Our programs include our Financial Fortitude workshop series which span topics such as being financially prepared for life’s events, funding paths to higher education and entrepreneurship.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WANT TO HELP WITH OUR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS?
Email Jeri Fuller-Dehoney

Our Educational Development programs include Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully), a mentoring program for young ladies ages 14-18, our annual African-American Read-In, and two scholarship funds: the Judith R. Harris Scholarship and the Margaret Carson Scholarship.

Information about our Educational Development initiatives are below. Click on a topic to read more. 

Judith R. Harris was a dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta. She served as the Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Council of New Mexico for 13+ years and she was an active member of the community, volunteering on numerous boards and committees– serving thousands of people throughout the state of New Mexico.

In 2010, the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter began the Judith R. Harris Scholarship, memorializing her name in order to continue her work in the community by assisting local students with the cost of higher education.

Margaret E. Carson was one of the first African-American teachers in APS, and during her 30 years of teaching she impacted many young lives.

She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta for 62 years, and helped to charter the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter on March 18, 1967, making it the first African Greek-letter organization in the state. 

In 2018, at the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter, her family announced the Margaret E. Carson Scholarship.

Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. The program provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a “Can do!” attitude.

The GEMS program meets monthly. To volunteer, you must attend our Volunteer Orientation, Volunteer Training, and agree to receive a comprehensive background check. Click on the appropriate application below to download:

GEMS Volunteer Application

GEMS Parent Information and Forms

2018 GEMS Application

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Applications should be mailed to:

Delta  GEMS Program
P.O. Box 27044
Albuquerque, NM  87125

For more information email Farnicia Sparrow-Trotter, GEMS Coordinator.

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT (IAI)

WANT TO HELP WITH OUR IAI EFFORTS?
Email Shakeba Weathers and Raudia Sallee 

It sometimes easy to forget how big the world is when going about your day-to-day. Our IAI Committee develops programming that helps to educate and inform our community of global happenings including World AIDS Day and helping the African refugee community in Albuquerque. 

This year we were awarded a Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF) grant, providing us the ability to assist local efforts in English as a Second Language tutoring for African refugee children.

PHYSICAL &
MENTAL HEALTH

WANT TO HELP WITH  OUR PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH EFFORTS?
Email Olivia Underwood 

Our PMH Committee provides opportunities for our community to get fit through dance classes, cooking lessons and of course, our new Delta Bootcamp!

In January of 2019 we will host the National Institute of Health/Delta Research & Education Foundation All of Us Journey tour, educating our community on the importance of African-Americans and other POC in participating in clinical trials, leading to better advances in precision medicine.

POLITICAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT

SOCIAL ACTION

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SOCIAL ACTION EFFORTS?
Email Kirsten Ray and Sonya Smith 

Our Social Action Committee develops programs that educate, train, and support the community in becoming more politically aware and socially conscious. Programs include Delta Days at the State Capitol, candidate forums, and voter registration,  education and mobilization.

ARTS & LETTERS

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTS & LETTERS?
Email Vicki Scott 

The Arts & Letters Committee develops cultural awareness and art appreciation in the community.

Our partnership with Popejoy Hall has provided us with the opportunity to introduce our community to theatre through discounted ticket prices and sponsored seats for the youth. Partnering with the NM Black History Organizing Committee, we co-host the annual Cotton Club Gala, with proceeds benefitting our Judith R. Harris Scholarship.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH US?
Email Brenda Steele 

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, the Roadrunner Food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Steelbridge, My Sister’s Closet, and the NAACP are just a few of the organizations we partner with to help make our city a better place.

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”

educator, author, trailblazer, Delta
Shirley Chisholm

Interested in helping us better serve our community? We gladly welcome community partners! If you are interested in partnering or sponsoring a program, event, or scholarship, contact us. 

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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.

The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. |   P.O. Box 27044   |  Albuquerque, NM 87125
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