Over the last 40 years, Quaker City has successfully implemented programs in accordance with national initiatives. In addition to these programs, Quaker City developed a number of programs that serve populations and causes unique to the Philadelphia community. Click a link below to learn more.
The Quaker City Alumnae chapter's Economic Development committee offers financial planning workshops that educate the public about retirement, home ownership, credit repair, and investments.
The Quaker City Alumnae chapter has several committees that implement
mentoring programs for the youth of Philadelphia. These programs include
the Toy Library, Delta Academy, and Delta GEMS. In addition to this, our scholarship committtee awards scholarships to Philadelphia area.
The Quaker City Alumnae chapter is committed to raising the Philadelphia
community's awareness of a number of global issues. These issues include
the prevalence and spread of HIV and AIDS, the need for clean water, and
stopping domestic and international human trafficking.
The Quaker City Alumnae chapter Physical and Mental Health committee sponsors our signature Annual Health Fair where we discuss wellness issues important to the community. We encourage community members to join us in supporting a number of awareness walks for various illnesses. #TeamQuakerCity
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a rich legacy of social action. The first public act of the sorority was participation in the march for women's suffrage (voting rights) in March 1913 down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. The sorority commemorated this act during the celebration of our Centennial in 2013.
The Quaker City Alumnae chapter continues this involvement in the Philadelphia community by conducting voter registration drives and political candidate forums. Quaker City Alumnae Chapter hosts an annual Delta Day at Philadelphia's City Council, where the chapter invites the public to join them at a City Council meeting, followed by a closed question and answer session with various council members.
We also attend Delta Days at the Nation's Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members' involvement in the national public policy-making process. The annual conference includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policy makers, members of the United States Congress, Congressional staff members, and national issues experts.