Chapter Programs

Economic Development

Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a place to live. Their mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need.

Educational Development

Afternoon of African American Culture for Children:

This fun-filled cultural program is perfectly designed for children ages 5-12 years of age.

Regional Day of Service:

On May 3, 2014, the Tri-State Alumnae and Collegiate Chapters (Boston Alumnae, Norfolk-Plymouth County Area Alumnae, South Middlesex County Alumnae, Springfield Alumnae, Providence Alumnae, Iota, Xi Tai, Pi Iota, Lambda Iota) came together and executed the E

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International Awareness and Involvement

Akilah Institute for Women:

The Akilah Institute is a college for young women in East Africa that offers a unique model of market-relevant education empowering graduates for success in careers and leadership roles.

World AIDS Day:

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year.

 Physical and Mental Health Awareness

Cambridgeport Food Pantry:

Located at Cambridgeport Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts dedicated to serving to those in need.

Project Homeless:

Project Homeless
Project Homeless at Pine Street Inn is an idea conceived by Soror Judith Dixon during the 1985-1986 sorority fiscal year. Soror Dixon and her husband, Roger had recently relocated to Nashua, New Hampshire from Buffalo, New York. As they were exiting the ramp into Boston on a Sunday morning to attend church services at Concord Baptist Church located in Boston’s historic South End, they were amazed at the large group of men hanging out near the I-93 expressway ramp. They had never encountered such a gathering in Buffalo in all the years they were living there. At their first opportunity, they began to inquire about the plight of these men and the gathering and soon learned that this was the sign of homelessness in Boston.

Soror Dixon immediately began to research the issue in hopes of providing assistance to this population of men. She was directed to the Pine Street Inn where shelter was provided to the homeless. On further inquiry, she was placed in contact with the Director of Pine Street Inn who informed her that there was an opportunity to work with homeless women being housed at a church in Dorchester until the Women’s division at Pine Street was completed. Soror Dixon visited the site and discussed the needs for a population of 45-50 women with the Director. Her vision was an opportunity to create a public service project for the Sorority with preparation and serving of meals to the homeless women at St. Paul’s Church located at 24 Hartford Street Dorchester, Massachusetts. Soror Dixon shared her vision with the Sorority as an opportunity for a broader public service project within the community. The facility had a full service kitchen and the women were housed in the basement of the church overnight with cots. This project was accepted unanimously by the chapter under the leadership and administration of Soror Maria Flores.

We initially began our services on the fourth Saturday of each month with preparation and serving of home cooked meals, donation of clothing and personal items and interacting with 45 women. Soror Dixon requested support of a Co-Chairperson from Soror Bertha Herring-Daniels and commenced to develop menus and signup sheets for Sorority members’ participation for the endeavor.
Sorors willingly signed up to prepare and serve for the month of May 1986. Since the end of the fiscal year was in June, the Sorority voted to continue supporting the program through the summer with a monetary donation of one hundred and fifty dollars.

The Sorority has received many accolades from the Pine Street Inn since the inception of this program, which has continued to flourish and be self-sustaining at Pine Street Inn Women’s division since beginning at St. Paul’s Church in Dorchester as one of our premier public service projects in 2011.

Project Homeless is now held every month on the second Saturday. If you would like to volunteer please contact Adrian Ward-Jackson at deltaluv@comcast.net or Cheryl Straugther at cstraugther1@gmail.com.

Walk for Hunger:

For over 45 years, the Walk for Hunger has raised over a hundred million dollars to offer hope to hungry individuals. This walk brings thousands of people together to support their mission. The 20-mile Walk for Hunger begins in the oldest park in the nation, Boston Commons and winds through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge.

Walk for Hunger is held on the first Sunday in May.

Political Awareness and Involvement

Delta Days at the State House:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Chapters from Massachusetts convene a legislative day that includes visits and a theme focused program.

Social Action