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:  

  • The Economic Development committee offers financial planning workshops that educate the public about retirement, home ownership, credit repair, and investments. 
  • Our Toy Library, Delta Academy, and Delta GEMS programs are the foundation of our Educational Development programs.  The Scholarship committee sponsors an annual college works and awards financial aid to graduating high school students.  
  • The International Awareness and Involvement  committee
  • The Physical and Mental Health committee spearheads food and clothing drives for needy families as well as sponsoring an annual health fair.  The chapter participates in various walks to raise funds that benefit research efforts to combat illnesses such as breast cancer and sickle cell disease.  Project 13 recently held a very successful blood drive.  
  • The Political Awareness and Involvement committee, also known as Social Action,  has sponsors voter education and registration projects and as well as our chapter Signature Annual Dessert Hour that brings politicians and public officials to a forum to discuss issues that concern our citizens.

​​In addition to these programs, the Arts 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.​