Since it’s inception in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc has 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 Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The Newport News Alumnae Chapter strives to implement programs that fall under our National Guidelines.

Newport News Alumnae Chapter Programs

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
To work with young girls between the ages of 11-14 to encourage academic successes, the development of self-esteem and enrich and enhance these young girls interest especially in the areas of math, science and technology.  A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.  We are currently recruiting for this program.  For more information click here.

Delta GEMS
(Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.  A program created to “catch the dreams” of at-risk adolescent girls aged 15-18.  We are currently recruiting for program.  For more information click here.

(Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence.)
To promote collaborative effort to improve the quality of life for African American males (ages 11-17) for building opportunities of developing independence. We are currently recruiting for this program.  For more information click here.

A program developed to promote academic excellence and achievement by honoring and recognizing African American female high school honor graduates.  For more information click here.  Please check our website regularly for current information.