The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter has a rich history in providing public service to the Greater Baltimore Area.
Our involvement in offering solutions and assistance to address the most pressing issues within our community is shaped and guided by our National Initiatives and the tenets of our Five Point Program Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. Since 1922 this group of dynamic, committed and focused women has formed partnerships, raised awareness and effected change through the many programs we offer to the community.
SIGNATURE CHAPTER EVENTS:
[toggle type=”white” title=”DST Murphy Memorial Golf Classics” active=””]The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Baltimore Delta Alumnae Foundation, Inc. are proud to sponsor the DST Murphy Memorial Golf Classic named in honor of Founder Vashti Turley Murphy and The Murphy Legacy.[/toggle][toggle type=”white” title=”Red Hot Kettle Fish Fry” active=””]Our annual Red Hot Kettle Fish Fry is a sginature event in the Baltimore Area. This signature event helps the sorority with it’s public service events, as well as, the Scholarship Fund for students each year.[/toggle][toggle type=”white” title=”Prayer Breakfast” active=””]The chapter’s annual Prayer Breakfast is held the 1st Saturday in May. It embraces the Christian Principles of the sorority, while sharing common beliefs with other churches and members of the Park Heights Community[/toggle]
ARTS AND LETTERS:
The Arts & Letters Committee is commissioned to engage members of the chapter and the community with cultural enrichment in various ways. The Arts & Letters Committee hosts events such as the Annual Art & Letters Delta Tea. The Delta Tea features a performance from African American groups from various backgrounds. Twice a year the Arts & Letters Committee hosts theatre events.
- Freedom Sister’s Exhibit
- The Delta Tea
- Arts &Letters Theatre Events
This committee focuses on the economic and financial development of the Park Heights Community and the surrounding area.
The committee hosts events such as the Financial Fortitude Expo, which allows members of the community to gather information about saving, investing, budgeting, home financing, and other financial information.
The committee also partners with Habitat for Humanity to help bring information to the community about purchasing homes, then helping the new owners in the process of building a new future. On May 5th the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter and Lowe’s teamed up for National Women Build Week.
The Economic Development Committee of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter also partners with the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Coppin State University with their signature event Backpacks to Briefcases. This event helps current Juniors and Seniors with resume writing, interviewing skills, how to get out of student loan debt, and other important economic and financial information that every college student should know.
- Financial Fortitude Expo
- Habitat for Humanity
The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter serves the Park Heights Community with activities such as:
S.A.T Preparation – The S.A.T. Prep provides assistance for high school students in preparation for the S.A.T. This activity takes place each year during the Fall. Please look for upcoming information. Scholarship Fund – The Scholarship Fund currently provides college assistance four (4) students; however, the Scholarship Fund has funded up to 12 students. Please see more information regarding our Scholarship Fundraising Activity, the DST Murphy Memorial Golf Classic. Delta GEMS – The Delta GEMS is a sorority signature event. This program empowers young women to grow into successful women. The Delta GEMS attend various other chapter events. The Educational Development Committee hosts many other events please see the current events list for more information.
- SAT Preparation Day
- Celebrity Read (Partnership with Area Schools)
- Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy [more]
- Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS [more]
- EMBODI: Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence [more]
- Hazel Parks Summer Camp
- Girl Scouts
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT:
The International Awareness & Involvement Committee currently is collecting money for Well Water in Africa/Haiti. The Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is requesting chapter assistance in helping to create more wells in Africa/Haiti. Using Project Blessing we are currently raising money to build a well in Africa under the name of Baltimore Alumnae Chapter.
All donations are welcome! To send donations for this effort please mail them to: P.O. Box 6971, Baltimore, MD 21216. Please make all checks/money orders out to Baltimore Alumnae
- The Cutting Project
- Well Water for Africa/Haiti
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH:
The Physical & Mental Health Committee focuses on the physical and mental aspect of the community members of the Park Heights Community. The committee has hosted events such as the American Cancer Society Walk, Annual Flu Clinics, and the American Red Cross Blood Drives.
- American Cancer Society Walk
- Flu Clinic
- Bi-Weekly Fitness Classes
- American Red Cross Blood Drive
POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT:
The Political and Social Action Awareness Committee host events such as Get Out and Vote. The committee is currently on the upcoming dates to register to vote. The chapter also sponsors events such as Delta Days in the Nations Capital, Delta Day in Annapolis, and Delta Day at City Hall.
- Delta Days in Annapolis
- Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital
- Delta Days at City Call
- Get Out the Vote (Partnership with the NAACP)