Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
Since its chartering in February 1921, the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has mirrored its programs of community service in the clearly distinguished image of its National organization, which in dramatic fashion, clearly confront the challenges of African-Americans and their families. During the past 90+ years, WDCAC has worked tirelessly to develop and to implement a wide range of empowering programs and initiatives that emulate its shared mission with that of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Through the years, the creative approaches by the Chapter to solve community problems have been through Job Opportunity, Library projects, and a willingness to share skills, knowledge, and material goods. “Woman hours” and financial assistance have been given to the following organizations: Junior Village, YWCA, NAACP, NCNW, Urban League, American Red Cross, The College Fund, the Girl Scouts of America, United Givers Fund, Southeast Boys Club, Health and Welfare Council, Iona Whipper Home, International Student House, Hospital for Sick Children, Washington Center for Aging Citizens, Tower Girls, Water & Education International (WEI), and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In the long-standing tradition of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Washington DC Alumnae Chapter continues to advance its efforts to strengthen African-American families and communities through its Five-Point Program Thrust of:
- Economic Development
- Educational Development
- Political Awareness and Involvement
- Physical and Mental Health
- International Awareness and Involvement