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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
PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women is the peer-reviewed journal of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. Its editions appear biennially and comprise the highest quality scholarship related to the experiences of African American women. The 2015 edition “Fortitude: 150 Years of African American Women and Civic Engagement,” edited by Dr. Claudia D. Nelson and Dr. Natalie Tindall. Deadline: August 31, 2015
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Upcoming Events
Rowan University - Education Workshop Aug 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Promoting Collective Efficacy in Education Through Leadership.
Saginaw, MI Town Hall Meeting Aug 15, 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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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>

Grant Awardees
  • Community Advocates for Family & Youth, Inc.   (CAFY)
  • Decatur (GA) Alumnae Chapter
  • Ecumenical Family Shelter Inc. (VA)
  • Genesis Home Inc. (NC)
  • Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter
  • Baltimore Alumnae Chapter (MD)
  • Buffalo Alumnae Chapter (NY)
  • Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter
  • Deltas of Charlotte Foundation (NC)
  • Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter (GA)
  • HEAS Foundation (CA)
  • Henry County Alumnae Chapter (GA)
  • Orange County (CA) Alumnae Chapter
  • Orange County (FL) Alumnae Chapter
  • Project GRAD Akron
  • Seattle Alumnae Chapter (WA)
  • Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter
  • Slidell Alumnae Chapter (LA)
  • Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter
  • Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation  
  • Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter (GA)
  • Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter
  • Westchester Deltas, Inc. (DWI) (NY)
  • Community Health Coalition, Inc. (NC)
  • Deltas of Oak Ridge, Inc. (DOOR) (TN)
  • Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter (GA)
  • Quaker City Alumnae Chapter
  • San Bernardino Riverside Area Alumnae Chapter
  • Shreveport Alumnae Chapter (LA)
  • Westchester Alumnae Chapter (NY)
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