Educational Development

The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter sponsors a number of programs focused on the educational development of the youth in our service area. We implement two of the sorority's national programs:     

Scholarship​ - The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter gives annual scholarships to graduating seniors from Philadelphia high schools. To date, we have given of $200,000 to students to assist them in furthering their education. Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Be an African American high school senior;
  • Be a Philadelphia resident;
  • Have a SAT score of at least 1,200 and/or an ACT score of at least 18;
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Demonstrate voluntary public service or employment experience; and
  • Apply to an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

The application period for the 2018 scholarship is now open. Click the link on the right to access the application. 

                         The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity to enrich and enhance                          the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation.                                        Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of  relationships. ​This program is for girls 11 to 14.  

                                The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African                                     American American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the                                   framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific                                                tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  • To instill the need to excel academically
  • To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and
  •  To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities for girls ages 14 to 18  ​

                           Quaker City Alumnae Chapter’s Toy Library has been in existence since 1978.  Toy                                   Library  started as a Toy and Book Lending Library for children, and blossomed  into  

                          the educational  program that it is today.  For many years, the chapter has partnered                             with the  GAPS program – Grandparents As Parents – which is for grandchildren                                     being raised by their grandparents (a common epidemic in Philadelphia and elsewhere).  The Toy Library children participate in educational sessions that teach such things as reading (Reading Buddies), playing fair, arts, anti-bullying, community service, and the importance of being a good person.  The children are taken on field trips, showing them things they might otherwise not experience, such as trips to museums, plays, farms, and nature centers.The Toy Library Committee partners with the Grandparents as Parent program to assist children ages 5 to 11 in increasing their literacy skills. The children are taken on outings to local museums and theaters as well as participate in monthly workshops.