I love making t-shirt quilts because they have special meaning for the recipient. I made this Delta Sigma Theta T-Shirt Quilt for my daughter’s friend, and as I remarked on my Instagram post, hearing her say OMG! was the best part of making it.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a prominent and historic African-American sorority with a special place in American higher education, social activism, and community service. Founded on January 13, 1913, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Delta Sigma Theta was born to create a sisterhood dedicated to promoting academic excellence, social justice, and public service among its members.
Delta Sigma Theta was founded by 22 collegiate women, known as the “Twenty-Two Founders,” who sought to address the limited opportunities for African-American women in higher education and to challenge social injustices. The sorority was established during a time of great societal change and was rooted in the ideals of sisterhood, scholarship, and service.
The sorority’s mission is to promote academic excellence, provide assistance to those in need, and raise awareness of important social issues. Delta Sigma Theta’s core values encompass sisterhood, scholarship, and service. These values guide the organization’s initiatives and activities, fostering personal growth, leadership development, and a commitment to making a positive impact in local communities and beyond.
Delta Sigma Theta places a strong emphasis on education and scholarship. The sorority offers various scholarships, grants, and programs to support educational pursuits among its members and the broader community. Through these initiatives, Delta Sigma Theta aims to empower individuals to achieve their academic goals and contribute meaningfully to society.
Delta Sigma Theta has a rich history of involvement in civil rights and social justice movements. The sorority played a significant role in advocating for racial equality, women’s rights, and social change during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Its members participated in protests, voter registration drives, and community organizing efforts, leaving a lasting legacy of activism.
Service is at the heart of Delta Sigma Theta’s mission. The sorority has a strong commitment to giving back to communities and addressing pressing social issues. Through its various service projects and programs, such as educational workshops, mentoring initiatives, health awareness campaigns, and disaster relief efforts, Delta Sigma Theta continues to uplift and support underserved populations.
Delta Sigma Theta is known for its impactful national programs, including:
- Delta Academy and Delta GEMS: Educational and mentoring programs designed to inspire and guide young girls and teenagers to reach their full potential.
- Delta Care Initiative: A commitment to addressing healthcare disparities and promoting wellness in underprivileged communities.
- EMBODI: Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence, a program aimed at supporting young men by addressing their unique challenges and needs.
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