The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on October 17, 1976 during the tenure of Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley, the 16th National President. The chartering ceremony was held on the campus of LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Twenty-eight enthusiastic young women combined their visions, skills, and energies to establish a new alumnae chapter in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The goal of the chapter is to enhance the Philadelphia community through its public service endeavors. Quaker City implements the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of the national organization:
In addition to these programs, theArts and Letters Committee provides an arena for local poets and musicians to showcase their talents at the annual Artists’ Café. Funds raised directly benefit the ongoing activities of Freedom Theater.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.
Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women. This includes over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
1. Economic Development
2. Physical and Mental Health
3. Educational Development
4. Political Awareness and Involvement
5. International Awareness and Involvement
For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org