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DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving in all its forms.
DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones In remembrance of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who passed on July 15, 2019, DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis and the DREF Board of Directors applaud her life and legacy as a pioneering African American doctor and national leader. Dr. Jones, age 91, died at her home in Houston, TX.
Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern The 2019 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Summer Intern is Mara Brody, a rising senior at Bethune-Cookman University, located in Daytona Beach, FL. A resident of St. Petersburg, FL, Mara is an international studies major and has a minor concentration in homeland security and political science. She has been assigned to complete the eight-week, congressional summer internship in the Office of Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI).
Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform DREF announces the release of a new toolkit entitled “Raise Your Voice: A Community Guide to Address Gun Violence” designed for community-based organizations to conduct advocacy, prevention, and education initiatives to decrease gun violence. Available Now!
DTEC TAG Newsletter DTEC TAG Newsletter Keep up with the latest news from the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, T.A.G. (Teachers Advocating to lead Great Change) initiative.
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The Center

The Center for Research on African American Women (The Center) is a repository on critical issues relevant to African American women that can be of significance for policy decision-making on local and national levels. Learn more >

Teacher Efficacy

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is embarking upon a potentially highly impactful educational endeavor, which aims to enhance student academic achievement by focusing on improving teacher effectiveness. Learn more>

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