DST and Habitat for Humanity
Where it began……
In 1992, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was the first national African-American organization to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity International. Between years 1992–1994, Delta Sigma Theta and Habitat for Humanity built twenty-two homes throughout the United States. In 1996, sorority members and supporters traveled to Ghana where a total of forty Delta Habitat for Humanity homes were built. Over the course of its nearly thirty-year history, the partnership has prevailed and to this day, chapter members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. can be found among any number of volunteers participating in Women Build programs across the United States; North San Diego County Alumnae chapter (NSDCAC) is no exception. In May 2018, a team of six NSDCAC members joined San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) Women Build at its Logan Heights site to lend their skills and help support the organization’s fundraising campaign. This coming May, NSDCAC opted for an encore experience with Women Build and chose to host this 5K Run/Walk as their 2019 signature community service event.
Habitat for Humanity…..
San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves the County of San Diego. SDHFH is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally, and builds locally. Habitat programs are focused on creating homes for ownership by low-income families in need, offering a hand up, not a handout. Habitat homes are built with donations of money, materials and labor. Since 1988, SDHFH has built over 200 homes throughout San Diego County, serving 900 men, women and children, with the support of nearly 200,000 volunteers and generous corporate and government partners. For more information about San Diego Habitat for Humanity visit www.sandiegohabitat.org
NSDCAC At Habitat For Humanity Worksite
Who we are…..
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A private, not-for-proﬁt organization whose purpose is to provide support and assistance through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust including: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement Click on link for further information www.deltasigmatheta.org/
Sheri Kim Parker, LCSW
Patricia P. Watson Ed.D.
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Chanelle Calhoun Waddy, MD Recording Secretary
Dana Marie P. Thomas, MBCP Financial Secretary
Immediate Past President
North San Diego County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The North San Diego County Alumnae Chapter (NSDCAC) was chartered on April 20, 2013 by twenty-four talented, determined and visionary women to service North San Diego County. Since its founding, NSDCAC has introduced a number of signature programs to the community that target youth, veterans, and other stakeholders in need of assistance. Our youth programs include: Delta Academy, Delta GEMS, and EMBODI, as well as fundraising activities to support scholarships for college-bound students. Additional initiatives include support of Vista Community Center’s mammography screenings; annual educational forums on behalf of active duty military and veterans in acknowledgment of Armed Forces Day; recognition of outstanding African American entrepreneurs from the North County; an annual September Breakfast event to highlight and discuss critical topics and issues impacting our community, state and nation; and volunteer and support services to a variety of not-for-profit organizations that address the needs of targeted groups in the North County.
Visit this site for additional information www.dstnsdcac.org.