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From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children The ability to obtain a quality education is the great equalizer; a quality education remains the civil rights issue of our generation. While our public school systems are becoming re-segregated and more diverse, many of today’s public school students face steep odds to thriving and achieving in school, especially those schools in underserved and low-income communities. Often, students that are a part of this community are students of color – Latino and African American. Conversely, at an early age, they are often saddled with the label of being “at risk” for academic and social-emotional failure.
DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President The Board of Directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) elected Carolyn E. Lewis as its new president, effective July 1, 2015. Ms. Lewis has been a longtime financial supporter of the Foundation and is committed to ensuring its growth and sustainability to support programs impacting the lives of African American women and their families
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Raleigh, NC Town Hall Meeting Oct 10, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dallas, TX Town Hall Meeting Oct 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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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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