5 Point Programmatic Thrust

Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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 Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of:

Educational Development

Programs and projects designed to address the need for excellence in education and to confront the problems of African American/Black women in all age groups.

Economic Development

In an effort to encourage economic independence within African American/Black communities, programs and projects centered on financial planning, money management, consumer education, investments, and employment opportunities, just to name a few, are opportunities for economic empowerment.

Physical and Mental Health

Prevention and “wellness” translates into health education programs, health fairs and provisions of health care services that impact African American/Black communities as well as the nation’s population.

Political Awareness and Involvement

Understanding the need for informing the public and the accountability of elected officials, public service programs—non-partisan in nature and purpose—focus on issues that greatly impact African American/Black communities both domestic and foreign.

International Awareness and Involvement

Programs and projects developed to broaden knowledge and understanding of nations other than our own, to increase interest in international affairs, and to aid in developing a greater appreciation for people of different backgrounds and cultures.