Chapter Programs



Economic Development

Boston Alumnae Chapter is dedicated to empowering our communities with the tools necessary to improve the financial acumen of the community enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their finances.  To this end, we host various workshops on topics including budgeting, investing, debt reduction, fraud prevention, salary negotiation and more!  Our annual Financial Fortitude Summit will take place during Spring 2020.

Educational Development

Our Educational Development programs are focused on empowering our youth by providing tools to help motivate and inspire them to strive to reach their fullest potential.   We sponsor all three of our national youth programs annually.  Our Delta GEMS and Delta Academy programs are full year programs that meet monthly and include various empowerment workshops and field trips.  Applications will be available during September.  Our EMBODI program is an annual one-day conference during the spring, offering fun, interactive workshops on topics including healthy relationships, financial literacy, and more to young men in grades 7 through 12.

 

In addition, we participate in the International Day of Coding which exposes children to computer coding through fun and interactive projects. We also host the Afternoon of African American Culture for Children, a fun-filled cultural program perfectly designed for children ages 5-12 years of age.

International Awareness and Involvement

Boston Alumnae Chapter strives to empower communities globally and to bring awareness to issues and challenges faced by communities worldwide.  Currently our chapter works with World Vision International which provides humanitarian relief for children in poverty-stricken countries.  We partner with KIVA Microfinance Company to provide micro loans to women owned businesses in Africa.  In addition, we sponsor various events to educate our communities about international concerns such as human trafficking and World AIDS Day events to increase awareness of AIDS and HIV through educating the community about prevention and current treatments. 

Physical and Mental Health Awareness

Our physical and mental health initiatives educate and empower to understand the importance of healthy lifestyles. Our programs promote physical activity, healthy eating, and help to remove the stigma of mental health.  Our national initiatives, Journey to Wellness and Mental Health Across the Lifespan focus on both the physical and mental aspects of a healthy lifestyle through the various stages of life.  Some of our programs include Project Homeless, Supporting the Y2Y youth Shelter, Cambridgeport Food Pantry, Community Workouts, the Annual RED Run 5k, The Walk for Hunger, Baby Blues: a Post-Partum Depression Discussion, Demystifying Mental Health, Community Health Screenings and more.

Political Awareness and Involvement

Improving the political awareness and involvement of our communities through social action is a major focus of the Boston Alumnae Chapter.  The work we do under this thrust serves as a vehicle of advocacy to influence change at the legislative level and within our community.  Our chapter participates in the annual Delta Days at the State House where Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. chapters in Massachusetts convene a legislative day that includes meetings with local law makers focusing on current legislation affecting our communities. We participate in similar meetings at the Nation's Capital and the United Nations to address issues affecting our communities on a national and global level respectively.  Additionally, we host voter registration, education events, town hall discussions, as well as candidate forums with local politicians and more.